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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With three new department faculty being women in the past year, this season's plays were themed by female playwrights. The season includes: "Miss Ida B. Wells," "Magic Tree," "Our Country’s Good," "Eurydice," "Fabulation: or the Re-Education of Undine," and "The Long Christmas Ride Home."
For the second year in a row UofL was named in Top 25 LGBTQ friendly campuses by Campus Pride.
Students present summer research projects.
UofL’s Theatre Arts Department costume shop will also once again sponsor two categories in the Textile Division of the Kentucky State Fair competition.
Prof. Mary Carothers, Hite Art Institute, is creating “Overshadowed,” a “collaborative, experimental exhibition that examines the meeting point between photography, landscape and astronomy.”
Hite Art Institute will bring “Type Hike,” a collection of artistic posters that celebrate the National Park Service to Schneider Hall Galleries Aug. 18-Sept. 22.
Prof. Meena Khalili moved to Louisville a little over a year ago to start her job as an assistant professor of design at Hite Art Institute, she challenged herself to get to know her new home in a new way.
UofL Urban Planning grad students were tasked with helping the city of Louisville improve its 4-star rating in the Star Community Rating System, which measures sustainability.
Anthropology professors work with local middle school children at the Louisville Youth Science Summit.
Southington Retired Commander Named 2017 Alumnus of the Year by Policing Institute.
Vanessa Williams-Harvey, an A&S alumna (1986, Communication) on her book/memoir, I Remember.
Department of Theatre Arts and the African American Theatre Program's Baltimore returns July 26-28 at UofL Thrust Theatre.
On August 21, 2017 part of western Kentucky will be host to a total eclipse. Prof. Gerard Williger and Prof. Tim Dowling of the Dept of Physics and Astronomy comment about the event.
Sidney Edwards, a teaching assistant earning her MFA in performance, was tapped to reenact the role of an enslaved distiller for visitors at the newly erected distillery site at Locust Grove, in Louisville, KY. Her job is also to help craft the character and storyline for the role she’ll be playing.
Professor Kaila Story (Women's and Gender Studies) was interviewed by NBC News in June, 2017. In the interview, Prof. Story discusses her background and describes courses she teaches at UofL that explore how gender, sexuality and race intersect to form an identity.
The new Korfhage Native Plant Garden on UofL’s Belknap Campus serves a multitude of purposes – and species. The project, began by Prof. Margaret Carreiro and Department Chair Ron Fell in 2015 and honoring biology alumna Harriet A. Korfhage, serves as a living lab for students and provides an experience of the natural world not often on display in our urban environment.
Meet Stephen George, English BA ‘03 and WFPL Executive Editor.
Portfolio Day at the Hite is to congratulate students who have completed their capstone portfolio course. Graphic design students follow a rigorous curriculum that engages their visual and verbal craft through collaborative, theoretical, experimental and applied real world projects to prepare them for these responsibilities as they graduate and transition into their careers.
The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, is led by co-principal investigators Cate Fosl, professor of women’s and gender studies, and director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in the College of Arts & Science, and Enid Trucios-Haynes, professor in the Brandeis School of Law and director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice.
Humphrey will graduated in Spring 2017 with her political science and English degrees from the University of Louisville, where she was a McConnell Scholar and part of the moot court team. She also spent her college years volunteering at Kentucky Refugee Ministries for about 25 hours a week. Check out Humphrey’s story in her own words.