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:
As the number of women in state and local government increases, women are fighting to ensure the concerns of their constituents are addressed. Join us for an informative conversation as our distinguished panel discusses local and state legislation introduced during the current legislative session. Our distinguished panel will share their views on the impact of the legislation introduced and offer strategies for moving forward.
The year 2020 revealed to some and reminded others that America is truly a nation divided. Our Yearlings Club panel offered their perspectives on current issues, historical events leading up to those issues and offers solutions to address problems affecting black communities throughout the country.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
A March 7 economic development forum focused on west Louisville will examine the role of the arts and revitalization efforts to boost economic development.
Mallory Cox has been selected to receive a short-term fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for this coming summer.
Tim Dowling was recently interviewed by Public Radio's Ira Flatow on Science Friday about the ice giants Uranus and Neptune.
Nefertiti Burton discusses her grant to help West Louisville playwrights.
Rachid Tagoulla is a English teacher from Morocco who's at UofL this year helping with Arabic Studies.
Kidwell Graduated in May 2016 from College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in English.
UofL is hosting a forum on West Louisville economic development Nov. 2, 2017.