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A&S Alumnus Junior Bridgeman receives honorary Doctor of Public Service degree

A&S Alumnus Junior Bridgeman receives honorary Doctor of Public Service degree

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.

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Fall 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Fall 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibition

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.

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I think, therefore I REVEAL

I think, therefore I REVEAL

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.

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Scientist, authors receive 2016 Grawemeyer Awards

Scientist, authors receive 2016 Grawemeyer Awards

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.

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Fall 2015 MA Thesis Exhibition

Fall 2015 MA Thesis Exhibition

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.

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Beer with a Scientist: Why the discovery of water on Mars matters

Beer with a Scientist: Why the discovery of water on Mars matters

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.

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I think, therefore I QUESTION

I think, therefore I QUESTION

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.

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I think, therefore I am #flawless

I think, therefore I am #flawless

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.

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Broadway star Tonya Pinkins provides workshop to UofL students

Broadway star Tonya Pinkins provides workshop to UofL students

Ms. Pinkins gave singing and monologue workshops for Theatre Arts students and students from the School of Music on Saturday Oct 31st, 2015.

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Grawemeyer Awards 30th Anniversary

Grawemeyer Awards 30th Anniversary

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

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UofL Homecoming King and Queen both A&S majors

UofL Homecoming King and Queen both A&S majors

The Homecoming King and Queen this year are both A&S majors. Joey Schmidt, of the Fine Arts department, participated in the raiseRED Dance Marathon, is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and is on the student orientation staff. Lauren Lewis is a peer advisor, a resident advisor, Latin American & Latino Studies Club-Vice President, and a Panama Scholar from the Communication department.

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I think, therefore I EXPLORE

I think, therefore I EXPLORE

Meet Geography & Geosciences Department Chair Keith Mountain. It’s not every day you get to meet an adventurer from Australian sheep country who spends half his year living on glaciers. Prof. Mountain is that person – a throwback to the explorers of the past combined with an acute scientific mind attuned to the environmental problems of the present. In this Q&A, we learn that a background in fine arts can be useful even when you’re knee-deep in snow studying climate change, and that no man is an island.

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I think, therefore I EMPOWER

I think, therefore I EMPOWER

Meet 2015 A&S Alumni Fellow Joe McSweeny. Mr. McSweeny's career in international insurance brokerage may have given him a global reach, but his community spirit found a home at his alma mater. Whether he was serving aboard submarines in the U.S. Navy or working as an executive in insurance brokerage and risk management consulting, Mr. McSweeny always found time to give back, and he continues to do so.

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Raise the Roof: First student-funded Habitat for Humanity house built in Louisville

Raise the Roof: First student-funded Habitat for Humanity house built in Louisville

The UofL chapter of Habitat for Humanity nailed down its most significant accomplishment to date. The first student-funded Habitat for Humanity house was built in Louisville during Raise the Roof weekend Sept. 17 through 19, 2015.

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The Francis Effect - Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in the United States

The Francis Effect - Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in the United States

Political Science Professor David Buckley weighed in on the Pope’s visit to the United States in the Washington Post this week, and on the possibility of a “Francis Effect” on the American Catholic Church. Buckley is the Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science & Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at UofL.

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I think, therefore I UNCOVER ANCIENT EGYPT

I think, therefore I UNCOVER ANCIENT EGYPT

Meet Egyptian History Prof. Jennifer Westerfeld. Prof. Westerfeld researches ancient Egyptian history, a time when Romans ruled Egypt and Christianity was flourishing. But just because she studies ancient Egypt, that doesn’t mean she’d want to live there.

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Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail: Vision of former Dean J. Blaine Hudson

Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail: Vision of former Dean J. Blaine Hudson

A trail of 11 markers noting downtown Louisville civil rights demonstration spots was dedicated in a Sept. 21, 2015 ceremony.

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A New Year and a New Look

A New Year and a New Look

Thirty years ago when Prof. Edna Ross (Psychological & Brain Sciences) was teaching in Strickler 102, the burnt orange chairs, brown carpet, and desks just big enough for a spiral notebook were not out of place. The fashions and fads of the seventies had yet to be replaced by the décor of the coming decades.

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I think, therefore I  TUNE IN

I think, therefore I TUNE IN

Meet Popular Music Maven Proffessor Diane Pecknold. Prof. Pecknold, a professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, focuses on popular culture of the twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on the ways that gender and race have shaped the production and reception of popular music.

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