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Dedicated instructor helps language students win big

Dedicated instructor helps language students win big

Although he has been at the university for just two semesters, Prof. Khaldoun Almousily's Arabic language classes in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Classical and Modern Languages Department have become popular and, now, four of his students have won prestigious Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) in Arabic.

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A&S junior Hannah Wilson earns Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

A&S junior Hannah Wilson earns Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

College of Arts & Sciences junior Hannah Wilson (Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Philosophy) has earned a Truman Scholarship, a prominent award given to just 54 U.S. college students this year and valued at $30,000. She is Kentucky’s only 2016 Truman Scholar.

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I think, therefore I EXPLORE

I think, therefore I EXPLORE

Evan Gora, a Ph.D. Biology student, works with tropical ecology Prof. Steve Yanoviak performing research in the Panamanian rainforest. Gora recently received both a National Geographic Young Explorer grant and a highly competitive Fellowship from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

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Shakespeare’s First Folio coming to Louisville

Shakespeare’s First Folio coming to Louisville

Now nearly 400 years later, Louisvillians will have a chance to look upon the world-altering publication – the first book of Shakespeare’s works, the first book devoted exclusively to dramatic works, and the first book marketing not only the words it contained, but the person who put them on the page.

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Kentucky’s Hidden Past Rediscovered

Kentucky’s Hidden Past Rediscovered

Heritage Project aims to preserve and share the state’s LGBTQ history.

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Nationally ranked Quiz Bowl team earns number one spot in ACC

Nationally ranked Quiz Bowl team earns number one spot in ACC

With a higher sectional qualifying score than Yale, Harvard, Columbia and MIT, the College of Arts & Sciences led Quiz Bowl team finished the 2016 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament with the highest score in its history – 14th place among the top 32 teams in the United States beating Brown University, Illinois, and Northwestern. The Division I team also was the highest scoring team in the ACC and finished ahead of fellow ACC members Duke and Northwestern.

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I think, therefore I #TWEET

I think, therefore I #TWEET

Meet Prof. Karen Freberg, Communication department, researching and teaching social media and crisis communication. She was recently featured on WLKY “Disconnecting in a digital age" and was a Plank Center Educator Fellow for General Motors this past summer.

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A&S students join ACC peers in support of higher education

A&S students join ACC peers in support of higher education

College of Arts & Sciences undergrads Kevin Grout (Political Science/History) and Victoria Allen (Political Science/History), and graduate student Brandon McReynolds (Sociology) were part of a group that headed to Washington, D.C., over spring break to meet with legislators and discuss important issues in higher education.

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Perspectives on Migration & Immigration

Perspectives on Migration & Immigration

The United States is the number one destination for migrants around the globe, with more than 45 million immigrants living stateside. As the global community becomes increasingly intertwined, we need to ask ourselves: what are the implications of the growing population of migrants worldwide, and how can we understand the issue from a variety of perspectives? Six professors from across the College contemplate the potential impact of migration and immigration on their fields and research, and on the world at-large.

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I think, therefore I LISTEN

I think, therefore I LISTEN

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.

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I think, therefore I ADVOCATE

I think, therefore I ADVOCATE

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.

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I think, therefore I SUPPORT

I think, therefore I SUPPORT

Meet Senior Specialist Prof. Suzanne Meeks, Aging & Mental Health Researcher in Psychological & Brain Sciences.

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UofL to lease, renovate Portland warehouse space for fine arts

UofL to lease, renovate Portland warehouse space for fine arts

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.

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A&S Alumna Dawne Gee Shares Memories of Desegregation

A&S Alumna Dawne Gee Shares Memories of Desegregation

A&S alumna Dawne Gee (86A, 93A) shared her memories of desegregation and busing with A&S Prof. Tracy K’Meyer for a look back at the 40th anniversary of busing in Louisville.

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2016 Mr. and Ms. Cardinal

2016 Mr. and Ms. Cardinal

Meet Ms. and Mr. Cardinal 2016, Amanda Allen and Kevin Grout, and hear them talk about their UofL experiences.

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2016 Diversity Champion Award

2016 Diversity Champion Award

Prof. Derrick Brooms (Sociology) received the 2016 Diversity Champion Award given by the College of Arts & Sciences.

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I think, therefore I FIND

I think, therefore I FIND

... 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.

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STEM students take the lead in the classroom

STEM students take the lead in the classroom

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.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The William Marshall Bullitt Collection

ORIGINAL SOURCE: The William Marshall Bullitt Collection

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.

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