About the College of Arts and Sciences

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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 over 30 departments and programs 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, create, research, communicate, collaborate, 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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Science for a Day

Science for a Day

Students from Marian Moore Middle School spent a day on UofL’s campus learning about climate change and other environmental science as part of a worldwide collaboration with UofL and students in other countries.

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2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

Winners of the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards include an expert on African genocide, the founder of black liberation theology and a psychologist who explains the many types of intelligence. Learn more about these experts and see a schedule for the 2018 Grawemeyer Award presentation and dinner.

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A Philosopher at Large:  A Personal Journey

A Philosopher at Large: A Personal Journey

Dr. Sayed Hassan Akhlaq on academia and human rights in Afghanistan - March 6 at 4pm in the College of Business PNC Horn Auditorium, Room 106.

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Belknap Academic Classroom Building on pace for fall opening

Belknap Academic Classroom Building on pace for fall opening

The building sits along South Brook Street, between the Shumaker Research Building and Lutz Hall in the heart of campus. Though it is built using materials that are consistent with the rest of the buildings on campus, the BACB will be unlike anything that’s ever existed at UofL before.

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Physics & Astronomy student wins award for summer research

Physics & Astronomy student wins award for summer research

Undergrad Brianna Mills (Physics & Astronomy) was one of five winners of the Chambliss Student Poster award at the 2018 American Astronomical Society meeting. There were over 100 undergraduate entrants in the competition. Ms. Mills is the first from UofL to win the Chambliss.

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Theatre Arts welcomes new chair Kevin Gawley

Theatre Arts welcomes new chair Kevin Gawley

The Spring 2018 semester marks a grand changing of guards in Theatre Arts, as Kevin Gawley, assistant professor and resident scenic, lighting and projection designer, settles into his new role as chair of the department.

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UofL African American Theatre Program Celebrates MLK Day and Black History Month

UofL African American Theatre Program Celebrates MLK Day and Black History Month

The African American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville will stage several opportunities to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month in 2018.

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2017 December Commencement Photos

2017 December Commencement Photos

Photos of the 2017 December baccalaureate and master degree commencement and doctoral hooding ceremony.

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Google Fiber taps UofL alums for design work

Google Fiber taps UofL alums for design work

City leaders were thrilled to welcome Google Fiber to town this year. The company is developing a fiberoptics network to deliver ultrafast internet capability across the city, starting with three underserved neighborhoods. Two alums of Hite Art Institute’s graphic design program got to be part of the action.

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Women's Basketball junior forward Sam Fuehring (Communication) on her favorite faculty member Ralph Merkel

Women's Basketball junior forward Sam Fuehring (Communication) on her favorite faculty member Ralph Merkel

UofL Women's Basketball is celebrating UofL’s faculty and staff at its Dec. 5 game versus UT Martin. Before they take the court, we asked Sam Fuehring (Communication student) on her favorite faculty member, Ralph Merkel and interviewed Prof. Merkel about his experiences at UofL.

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Anthropology M.A. student Mallory Cox wins fellowship at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Anthropology M.A. student Mallory Cox wins fellowship at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Mallory Cox has been selected to receive a short-term fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for this coming summer.

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Prof. Sergio Mendes (Physics) working on early detection of the flu

Prof. Sergio Mendes (Physics) working on early detection of the flu

University of Louisville researchers are working on a potential breakthrough for early detection of influenza, pneumonia, eye infections and maybe even cancer.

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Hannah O’Daniel (M.A. Public History) received the first Kentucky Public History Intern Award

Hannah O’Daniel (M.A. Public History) received the first Kentucky Public History Intern Award

Hannah O’Daniel had internships at the Filson Historical Society, where she processed archival material to make it available to researchers, and at the Kentucky Historical Society.

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UofL's New Sustainability Degree

UofL's New Sustainability Degree

This year, UofL became the first university in Kentucky to offer a sustainability degree program and it's not just about "going green".

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Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend draws UofL artist

Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend draws UofL artist

Artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 4 and 5 for Open Studio Weekend 2017. The event, co-hosted by UofL’s Hite Art Institute, 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.

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Exemplary Advising Award recipient Eddie Bobbitt aims to help students ‘find their why’

Exemplary Advising Award recipient Eddie Bobbitt aims to help students ‘find their why’

Eddie Bobbitt is an Academic Advisor Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has served our student for the past nine years in that role. The College of Arts and Sciences Advising department also recently won a ‘Best of Region’ award for academic advising at the Region 3 NACADA Conference.

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2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II

2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II

The UofL Alumni Association established the Alumni Fellows program in 1983. These awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

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