Engagement

In the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, we share our expertise with the community through engaged research and scholarship, student internships, community-based learning, public lectures, partnerships, and outreach. We explore diverse ideas, engage local residents, regional and national leaders, and collaborate across programs with a commitment to sharing our knowledge and skills far beyond the classroom and lab.

The 2015 A&S engagement brochure is now available online to highlight some of the exiting accomplishments from the past few years.

Read more about some of our engagement programs and projects that have been featured on our website:

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - With new leadership in the White House and Senate, 2021 will provide a glimpse of what the future holds for the United States. With a newly elected President and Vice President (the first African, Asian-American woman) sworn in on January 20, 2021 after months of turmoil, the country is poised to address the important issues facing the country. Congressman John Yarmuth and Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Associate Dean, Diversity, Engagement, Culture and Climate discussed the priorities of the new congress.

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Remembering 2020

Remembering 2020

December, 2020 - The Pandemic, Marching for Social Justice, and the Presidential Election that elected the first African American Woman Vice President! Where do we go from here?

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We Can't Wait: Student Empowerment Through Activism

We Can't Wait: Student Empowerment Through Activism

Through a moderated discussion, four student scholars and activists discussed their experiences, their educations, what's getting them up in the morning, what keeping them up at night, and what they expect to change as a result of their work.

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Black Student Unions

Black Student Unions

Representatives from university and JCPS high school Black Student Unions will discussed their organization's history and shared their views on the progress their institutions have made in addressing the needs of black students. Two UofL 1960s-70s Black Student Union Representitives were present: Honorable Gerald Neal, Kentucky State Senator and Laura M. Douglas, Esquire, Retired Executive.

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2020: A Dream and a Vision

2020: A Dream and a Vision

The African American Theatre Program and the Yearlings Club co-sponsored this year's MLK Day Celebration. The guest speaker was Kellie Watson, Esq. Chief Equity Officer, Louisville Metro Government.

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African American History Month Film Series

African American History Month Film Series

This free film series is presented in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library, the Uofl Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the UofL College of Arts & Sciences. All film screenings will be followed by a discussion lead by UofL faculty.

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Forums examine King vision, black student unions, horse racing, equal rights

Forums examine King vision, black student unions, horse racing, equal rights

The University of Louisville-Yearlings Club spring forum series will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Kentucky Derby time with discussions about black student unions, equal justice and the horse racing industry.

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Political Science senior believes fellow students ‘will positively shape the future of Kentucky and the rest of the world’

Political Science senior believes fellow students ‘will positively shape the future of Kentucky and the rest of the world’

“I hope that students after me will embrace the beautiful challenges and heaps of confidence that this university has given to me,” she said. “If I had not had older students cheering me on and encouraging me to keep growing and discovering my identity, I would not be the fulfilled person that I am. I hope this cycle of empowerment continues long after my graduation."

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Climate Change Effect: Urban Heat Islands & West Louisville

Climate Change Effect: Urban Heat Islands & West Louisville

Climate change is affecting the American people in far-reaching ways. Impacts related to climate change are evident across regions and in many sectors important to society—such as human health, agriculture and food security, water supply, transportation, energy, ecosystems, and other.

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Sociology alumnus supporting health care in East Africa

Sociology alumnus supporting health care in East Africa

Sociology graduate Ben Belknap (’06, ’16) joined the Peace Corps following completion of his undergraduate degree. He was stationed in the village of Kingiti in Tanzania, where he lived with a local family and immersed himself in the culture.

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Congratulations to A&S's Clest Lanier for winning the 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award !

Congratulations to A&S's Clest Lanier for winning the 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award !

Each year thousands of Kentuckians work tirelessly to preserve Kentucky’s legacy reflected in our historic buildings, structures, landscapes and prehistoric sites. Preservation Kentucky established the Excellence in Preservation Leadership Awards in 2012 to recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of our architectural and cultural heritage, and to distinguish best practices in the field.

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March 7 forum will focus on arts, economy, revitalization in west Louisville

March 7 forum will focus on arts, economy, revitalization in west Louisville

A March 7 economic development forum focused on west Louisville will examine the role of the arts and revitalization efforts to boost economic development.

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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. Tim Dowling (Physics & Astronomy) on Science Friday with Ira Flatow

Prof. Tim Dowling (Physics & Astronomy) on Science Friday with Ira Flatow

Tim Dowling was recently interviewed by Public Radio's Ira Flatow on Science Friday about the ice giants Uranus and Neptune.

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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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ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian

Faculty and students will be attending ACCelerate an ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C to present on research.

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