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 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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COMM 510 Students take over Breeders’ Cup social media

COMM 510 Students take over Breeders’ Cup social media

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.

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Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend showcases UofL artists

Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend showcases UofL artists

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.

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Students celebrate Day of the Dead downtown and on campus

Students celebrate Day of the Dead downtown and on campus

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.

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Eating disorders need personalized treatment, UofL researchers say

Eating disorders need personalized treatment, UofL researchers say

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.

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Activist gauges impact of #BlackLivesMatter movement

Activist gauges impact of #BlackLivesMatter movement

Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor will deliver the 12th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture on November 1, 2018

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Opening soon - newly renovated building, home to MFA and Archaeology

Opening soon - newly renovated building, home to MFA and Archaeology

After well over a year of renovations, the sprawling brick building at 1606 Rowan St. will soon be home to studios for the Hite Art Institute's Master of Fine Arts program at the university and new workspaces for the archaeology program.

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Profs. Rosen and Fogelman on Kids and ADHD

Profs. Rosen and Fogelman on Kids and ADHD

Paul Rosen and Nick Fogelman are doing research on kids with ADHD and ways to control their emotions.

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Charlie Zhang  (Geography) - Paper mills and ovarian cancer

Charlie Zhang (Geography) - Paper mills and ovarian cancer

Charlie Zhang is a UofL geographer who has found a link between paper mill pollution and ovarian cancer.

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Prof. Hilaria Cruz (Linguistics) works to create children’s book in indigenous languages

Prof. Hilaria Cruz (Linguistics) works to create children’s book in indigenous languages

Prof. Hilaria Cruz was interviewed on the podcast "Lingthusiasm" to discuss her work to communicate linguistics to a wider audience.

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Scientist will discuss universe’s ‘dark side’

Scientist will discuss universe’s ‘dark side’

University of Chicago physicist Edward “Rocky” Kolb will talk about “The Dark Side of the Universe” Oct. 4 at the University of Louisville.

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Archaeology talks include look at Roman artifacts’ relocation to Louisville

Archaeology talks include look at Roman artifacts’ relocation to 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.

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President Bendapudi kicks-off the 2018 UofL Yearlings Club season

President Bendapudi kicks-off the 2018 UofL Yearlings Club season

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.

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Fall literary series will feature poets, novelist

Fall literary series will feature poets, novelist

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.

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A&S Grad Penny Heaton named Alumna of the Year

A&S Grad Penny Heaton named Alumna of the Year

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.

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Citizen's survey of crime and the LMPD

Citizen's survey of crime and the LMPD

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.

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Meet the Professor - Fall, 2018

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.

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Communications student captures study abroad trip with award-winning video

Communications student captures study abroad trip with award-winning video

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.

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Urban Studies Prof. John Gilderbloom on the impact of chromatic homes

Urban Studies Prof. John Gilderbloom on the impact of chromatic homes

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.

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A&S Physics student makes her NASA dreams come true

A&S Physics student makes her NASA dreams come true

Meghan Carrico, a double major in Physics and Atmospheric Science, landed an internship at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia in 2018.

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