What's New in A&S?
Savannah Barrett (’08, Humanities) is an urban resident with a rural heart. Moving to Louisville from Grayson Springs, Kentucky to attend UofL, she left behind her home but kept a commitment to rural places and people alive in her work and life. Savannah parlayed a B.A. in Humanities and an M.S. in arts administration to become Director of Programs for Art of the Rural. A national organization with a field office in Kentucky, Art of the Rural collaborates with a diverse range of partners to help build the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement. In this Q&A, we learn about the people and places that inspire Savannah, and where to find the best swimming holes in the state.
Prof. Theresa Rajack-Talley’s latest book, Poverty is a Person, focuses on poverty in the midst of a so-called paradise. In the Caribbean, economic hardship and social exclusion coexist with idyllic scenes of island life, and poor communities, with substandard living conditions and a lack of access to basic services, belie the story often sold in tourist brochures. In this Q&A, we learn how the patriarchy has persisted, and what we can all do to help alleviate poverty.
Meet Senior Specialist Prof. Suzanne Meeks, Aging & Mental Health Researcher in Psychological & Brain Sciences.
The University of Louisville’s College of Arts & Sciences has found a new home for its master of fine arts program studios. A renovated Portland warehouse space near a growing community of arts-related businesses and organizations will house MFA student and faculty studios, with room for exhibitions as well.
Meet Ms. and Mr. Cardinal 2016, Amanda Allen and Kevin Grout, and hear them talk about their UofL experiences.
Prof. Derrick Brooms (Sociology) received the 2016 Diversity Champion Award given by the College of Arts & Sciences.
... the extraordinary in the ordinary. Meet Victorian-Era Votary Prof. Deborah Lutz. Prof. Lutz is the Thruston B. Morton Professor of English in UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences. A modern woman, she immerses herself in 19-century literature and objects to decipher the meaning imbued into material possessions. Her scholarship focuses on material culture; the history of attitudes toward death and mourning; the history of sexuality, pornography and erotica; and gender and gay studies.
In A&S, the Chemistry, Geosciences & Geography, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy departments recruit undergraduates for placement in the foundational courses for each department. UTAs have been used as laboratory TAs, as instructors in recitation or supplemental instruction sections, or as classroom assistants during the normal course time.
William Marshall Bullitt’s collection of rare mathematic and astronomy books is one of the world’s most extraordinary, and it offers scholars not only a look at the history of math and science scholarship, but that of the past 500 years of book production.
Meet Disaster Master Prof. David Simpson. Prof. Simpson may not be a storm chaser – but he comes prepared with plans in the aftermath. Chair of the Urban and Public affairs, and Fifth Third Bank Professor in Community Development endowed chair, he specializes in hazards and disasters, and sustainability. At UofL since 1999, Prof. Simpson has been active in the region for planning and sustainable development issues.
The University of Louisville will confer honorary degrees on Doris and Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman Jr. during its Dec. 18, 2015 winter commencement. The Bridgemans are UofL graduates and each will receive a Doctor of Public Service (honoris causa) degree in recognition of their community service and support of the university.
The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the fall 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibitions at Schneider Hall Galleries. The exhibition will display artwork in a variety of mediums from those students graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Hite Art Institute.
Meet Drawing Prof. James Grubola. In this Q&A, we learn that Prof. Grubola is a man of few words who conveys his thoughts on paper, and that most Michiganders, even the unlikely ones, participated in this northern sport.
In the College of Arts & Sciences, Prof. Woody Petry (Psychological & Brian Sciences) chairs the committee that administers the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, which is given to those who are responsible for works that present new and creative ideas with clarity and power—ideas that substantially impact the field of psychology.
The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the fall 2015 MA Thesis Exhibition, “Iconoclastic Fervor: Sally Hazelet Drummond’s Road to Abstraction,” at Schneider Hall Galleries curated by Hillary Sullivan, Master’s candidate in Critical and Curatorial Studies.
Prof. Tim Dowling went to see "The Martian" as soon as it was released in theaters. He had plenty of company – the movie came in a very close second for top October debut of all time, behind Gravity, another outer space odyssey. But as a professor of Physics & Astronomy in UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences, he has a unique perspective of the film and the science on-screen.
Meet Prof. Karen Christopher. Prof. Christopher is Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology. Prof. Christopher's research explores the intersections of gender, race, and class in the family, labor market, and welfare state.
Meet Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Kaila Story. Prof. Story is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pan-African Studies. She holds the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In this Q&A, we learn about Prof. Story’s interest in the intersections of gender, race, and sexuality both now and in the very ancient past, and that you don’t need to be a good dancer to love to dance.
Ms. Pinkins gave singing and monologue workshops for Theatre Arts students and students from the School of Music on Saturday Oct 31st, 2015.
The Grawemeyer Awards this fall commemorates three decades of honoring ideas that inspire humanity. As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration, former Grawemeyer Award in Psychology and Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order winners will present short lectures, panel discussions and question-and-answer session