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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What do fossils tell us about Louisville?

What do fossils tell us about Louisville?

Dr. Jafar Hadizadeh, Professor of geography and geosciences, gave his insight to Louisville Magazine about the very fossils under our feet that could tell a story from as far back as 400 million years, or more.

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Prof. Andrew Zhao on fashion, women and small businesses in China

Prof. Andrew Zhao on fashion, women and small businesses in China

To many Americans, China's economy is still a bit of a mystery. UofL Professor of Anthropology Andrew Zhao has studied China's fashion industry, women in business, and small family businesses. Prof. Zhao joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to give us a window into the business culture in China.

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Middle Eastern Studies alum awarded $25,000 Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship

Middle Eastern Studies alum awarded $25,000 Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship

Dever, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, is funding much of his graduate education through the Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship — a UofL College of Arts and Sciences prize that provides up to $25,000 for graduate study in the United Kingdom.

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It Do Take Nerve: Drag as a Subversive Tool of Resistance

It Do Take Nerve: Drag as a Subversive Tool of Resistance

The Speed Art Museum to hold a drag show and open conversation with WFPL’s “Strange Fruit” podcast co-hosts Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner for the exhibition: "Breaking the Mold: Investigating Gender at the Speed Art Museum.”The event is part of the Dialogues on Gender series

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UofL student and alum secure local nonprofit’s largest donation ever

UofL student and alum secure local nonprofit’s largest donation ever

These gifts are thanks to the work of two Cardinals: Patrick Reeder, a political science student and Jonas Bastien, a recent political science alum.

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A&S grads are McConnell Scholars, Fulbright winners and best friends

A&S grads are McConnell Scholars, Fulbright winners and best friends

Best friends. Roommates. Louisvillians. McConnell Scholars. Those are just a few of things Christian Bush, Kyle Hilbrecht and Robert Gassmanhave in common.

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2018 March for Science

2018 March for Science

Promoting science and getting views on science from politicians are the main goals of March for Science. Biology professor Cynthia Corbitt is part of the movement. She discussed her role on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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A&S Alumni Spotlight - Shireen Deobhakta, Ph.D.

A&S Alumni Spotlight - Shireen Deobhakta, Ph.D.

Shireen is currently an Evaluation Researcher at REACH Evaluation which consults with non-profit, for-profit, philanthropic, and governmental entities in support of efforts to improve services and bring about organizational and community change. She was named one of Louisville Business First’s “2018 Forty Under 40.”

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UofL and A&S have deep ties to Forecastle Festival

UofL and A&S have deep ties to Forecastle Festival

Louisville will be at the center of the music universe in July, 2018, as more than 75,000 people descend on Waterfront Park to hear an eclectic lineup. This year also features a live art wall.

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UofL PoliSci Prof. Laura Moyer on the recent Supreme Court pick

UofL PoliSci Prof. Laura Moyer on the recent Supreme Court pick

UofL Political Science Professor Laura Moyer discussed the recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on WHAS11 and UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Congress, the President, and separation of power

Congress, the President, and separation of power

Political science professor Jasmine Farrier discusses current climate and checks and balances (or lack of them) in Washington.

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Double scholarship awards for Political Science major Devin Brown

Double scholarship awards for Political Science major Devin Brown

UofL grad ‘speechless’ from winning Fulbright and Critical Language Scholarship in the same year. Devin Brown will study at Azerbaijan University of Languages as a Critical Language Scholar before embarking on his Fulbright scholarship in the fall semester.

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Hite graduate student wins prestigious Hadley Prize

Hite graduate student wins prestigious Hadley Prize

The 2018 winner of the Hadley Prize for Visual Art is KCJ Szwedzinski, a graduate student at UofL’s Hite Art Institute who works in mixed media and glass.

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Will US-North Korea Summit lead to lasting peace?

Will US-North Korea Summit lead to lasting peace?

UofL Professor Jason Abbott (Political Science), director of the Center for Asian Democracy, and Moon-he Baik (Fine Arts) discuss the recent events leading up to and including the US-North Korea summit with several local news sources.

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UofL's African-American Theatre Program makes an impression on the local Louisville theater scene

UofL's African-American Theatre Program makes an impression on the local Louisville theater scene

The Bunbury Theatre’s 2018 offering, “Master Harold and the Boys,” is helmed by UofL professor and head of graduate acting program Baron Kelly, with lighting and set design from UofL’s resident scenic, lighting and projection designer and department chair Kevin Gawley. The three-person cast features two recent graduates from the program, Tyler Madden and Cameron Murphy.

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Exploring inequality: Institute aims for intensive undergraduate experience

Exploring inequality: Institute aims for intensive undergraduate experience

Students from Princeton University and several Kentucky universities spent a week of their summer together at UofL to learn intensively about a weighty topic: the haves and have-nots of society.

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A&S Students win academia’s most coveted scholarships

A&S Students win academia’s most coveted scholarships

Scholars from the University of Louisville have once again earned some of the most prominent awards in academia. This year (2018) has been especially impressive due to the large number of scholarships, as well as the level of prestige/academic study associated with these awards. Congratulations to all of our winners and their mentors.

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A banner year at Portfolio Day!

A banner year at Portfolio Day!

More than 150 people turned out for the morning review at our Portfolio Day on April 20th—our largest attendance to date.

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