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 Chicago physicist Edward “Rocky” Kolb will talk about “The Dark Side of the Universe” Oct. 4 at the University of Louisville.
How did artifacts from Roman tombs make it to Louisville? How did North Dakota villagers survive smallpox and carry on after the disastrous disease spread? Those are topics for an archaeology lecture series this fall at the University of Louisville.
University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi joined the Yearlings Club in 2018 to talk about her vision for the university and its relationship with west Louisville.
Poets and a novelist will interact with University of Louisville students and faculty about their work when they come to campus this fall for a literary series featuring distinguished writers.
Penny Heaton, chief executive officer of The Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, is the 2018 Alumna of the Year. The prestigious honor is bestowed upon alumni of the university who have used their education to give back to their communities and the world through their work.
A&S Professor of Criminal Justice Deborah Keeling has been doing research for the Louisville Metro Police Department for the last several years. Prof. Keeling joined UofL Today with Mark Hebert to discuss her findings about Louisville residents' attitudes toward crime and LMPD.
Latest from the Proximity Orbits of Juno at Jupiter and Cassini at Saturn.....Cracking Up: Laughter without Humor in 20thCentury Philosophy and Literature.....Epidemics, Pandemics, and now Syndemics! Lessons from Tuberculosis and Leprosy in Medieval Europe.....Spain's Reconquista: Fact and Fiction.
Kelly Vetter, a senior communications major from Louisville, spent the summer studying at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of UofL’s Study Abroad program.
A&S professor of Urban Studies John Gilderbloom explores the effect of color in urban areas his new book, "Chromatic Homes", (University Press of Kentucky). In his book, he describes how cities have rejuvenated entire neighborhoods by following the concept of the "chromatic home", or, three or more colors embellishing architectural details.
Meghan Carrico, a double major in Physics and Atmospheric Science, landed an internship at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia in 2018.
Pride Week runs from September 24-28. This year, Deaf Awareness Week and Pride Week will be held simultaneously, gifting us with the opportunity to raise awareness about issues impacting multiple communities through an intersectional lens.
A fall luncheon lecture series will serve up a wide range of topics from University of Louisville researchers, who will discuss recent views from space, laughter without humor, epidemics in medieval Europe and a fresh look at heroes of Spain’s reconquest.
Scientists at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., are working on a method to generate hydrogen fuels that significantly lowers energy use. This research on catalysts for hydrogen attracted combined funding of more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy (DOE).
In summer 2018, Dr. Jason Naylor (Geography and Geosciences/Physics and Astronomy) led UofL students on an eight-day storm observation course.
The author will discuss food insecurity, charities tasked with tracking it and the business of hunger.
Dr. Jafar Hadizadeh, Professor of geography and geosciences, gave his insight to Louisville Magazine about the very fossils under our feet that could tell a story from as far back as 400 million years, or more.
To many Americans, China's economy is still a bit of a mystery. UofL Professor of Anthropology Andrew Zhao has studied China's fashion industry, women in business, and small family businesses. Prof. Zhao joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to give us a window into the business culture in China.
Dever, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, is funding much of his graduate education through the Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship — a UofL College of Arts and Sciences prize that provides up to $25,000 for graduate study in the United Kingdom.
The Speed Art Museum to hold a drag show and open conversation with WFPL’s “Strange Fruit” podcast co-hosts Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner for the exhibition: "Breaking the Mold: Investigating Gender at the Speed Art Museum.”The event is part of the Dialogues on Gender series