About the College of Arts and Sciences
The Heart of the University of Louisville!
As UofL's largest academic unit, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a diverse range of opportunities from in the natural and physical sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and the arts and humanities. A degree from Arts & Sciences provides a solid foundation upon which to build future academic, professional and personal successes.
Our students learn how to think critically; but they don’t just think, they do. They explore,, , , , and meaningfully engage in the world around them. As a result, graduates of UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences are adaptable, innovative, and highly attuned problem-solvers. They are lifelong learners who are well-equipped for the work force and primed to make significant contributions to their chosen professions and respective communities.
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University of Louisville Biology Professor Paul Himes and some of his students are looking for bacteria that might be used to help grow plants on brownfield (polluted) sites.
University of Louisville professors lecturing in a public, monthly series this semester will examine how history affects the present in their wide-ranging fields of theater, art, political science and humanities.
“The University of Louisville has been one of the best things to happen to me. I’ve been able to really, truly dig down deep into who I am through my studies in Political Science and Theatre Arts,” Kim said. “At the end of the day, what I’m learning here is just how to be a better person.”
UofL President Bendapudi to the Courier Journal - "I call on our community and school district to celebrate the power of arts in education and support educational arts opportunities, which foster creativity, confidence and communication in our students and impact all areas of life."
Basenge was born in Rwanda, but her parents fled to South Africa during the Rwandan genocide. They lived in South Africa under asylum and she came to the United States as a refugee in 2014. Carine Basenge officially graduates from the University of Louisville on Friday with a degree in Psychology.
Application Deadline: January 18th 2019. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is organized around an annual theme that provides the foundation for the Faculty Fellows Program, the academic year’s scheduled events, and for a Humanities Research Lab, involving a bimonthly colloquium. The theme for the 2019-2020 academic year will be Belonging/Exile/Place.
University of Michigan researchers Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson have won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for explaining how our brains process “liking” versus “wanting” and how neural sensitization of the “wanting” system plays a key role in drug addiction.
The University of Louisville’s winter commencement will be 7 p.m. Dec.14 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center. Of the more than 1,300 students on track to graduate this semester, 875 plan to take part in the ceremony.
Handcrafted ceramics by University of Louisville student and faculty artists will be available for purchase just in time for holiday shopping.
Congratulations to the UofL Quiz Bowl team for sweeping both divisions at the Kentucky Collegiate Quick Recall League tournament on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The team went a combined 14-1 on the day and defeated teams from Transylvania, Cumberlands, Eastern Kentucky, Jefferson CTC, and East Central College.
Biology researchers at the University of Louisville have invented a device and method for loading preservative compounds into red blood cells. Now, a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a cooperative agreement with Indianapolis-based Cook Regentec is allowing the team to develop the technology and get it to market.
Wilson and Greenwell are UofL ambassadors for Vote Everywhere, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort by the Andrew Goodman Foundation to encourage citizens to get involved in the democratic process. Their endeavors are part of a coalition of partners and programs that helped gain UofL a “voter-friendly campus” designation from the Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
Thomas H. Crawford, 87, of Louisville passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018.
UofL Theatre Arts opens “The Taming of the Shrew,” its second show of the season, Nov. 8 at the Playhouse Theatre.
Sixteen students in Karen Freberg’s COMM 510 class have been working with the Breeders’ Cup team to develop and execute social media messaging for the event, which is this weekend at Churchill Downs.
Artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 3 and 4 for Open Studio Weekend 2018. The event, co-hosted by UofL’s Hite Art Institute and Louisville Visual Art, gives anyone who appreciates art the opportunity to step inside studios all over Louisville where they can meet artists and experience how and where local art is made.
University of Louisville students have been studying the diverse ways that the Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Latin America – and they are sharing aspects of the annual custom with the public on campus and off campus.
Researchers at the University of Louisville’s Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) Lab think understanding the causes behind eating disorders could lead improved and personalized treatment.