About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts & Sciences
As UofL's largest academic unit, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a diverse range of opportunities from dozens of 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.
Prof. Wendy Yoder (French) on WHAS11 Great Day Live
WHAS11 Great Day Live Host Angie Fenton speaks with Classical and Modern Language Prof. Wendy Yoder about the transition to on-line teaching and the tremendous support she received from her community of students – and they from her and each other. Also, A&S students speak to the quality of our online instruction, and in particular, the French program.
We are strong AS one
Whether you're an A&S student, alum, faculty, staff, or supporter, we invite you to share this video to let everyone know that together, we've got this!
UofL’s Portfolio Day goes virtual
The Hite Art Institute Department of Fine Arts has created a Class of 2020 website where you can see their "portfolio cards" and link to their individual websites. We invite you to "meet" with our students, just as you would at an in-person event, to congratulate them, talk with them about their work, share thoughts about job opportunities, just generally welcome into the professional community.
Prof. Krebs (History) tapped to teach at Army War College
Daniel Krebs, PhD, associate professor of history in UofL’s College of Arts & Sciences, will spend the 2020-2021 academic year as the Harold Keith Johnson Chair at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
View our first ever virtual Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase
The Arts and Research Showcase is an annual event that spotlights the research and creative activities of undergraduate students from all disciplines.
UofL students mobilize food delivery to senior citizens during COVID-19 outbreak
Goli is both a Henry Vogt Scholar and a KEES Scholar. He serves as the founder of both the Louisville Social Innovation Lab and the Droplet Water Project, and is also a member of the Indian Student Association. He has been involved in research in diabetes care and treatment at the University of Louisville and Harvard Medical Schools.
Professors learning to teach online
Biology Prof. Rachel Hopp joined WHAS to discuss how she moved her course online.
A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest 2020 Winners
The Arts & Sciences Office of Advising and Student Services, and our cosponsor Murphy's Camera, are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest!
Theatre Arts students, faculty win big in competition
Tyler Tate, a second-year MFA student in Theatre Arts, won first place in acting in this year’s Irene Ryan Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Xavier Harris, a third-year MFA student in Theatre Arts, won runner up with his partner Lamar Hardy.
Fine Arts Prof. Ché Rhodes named Educator of the Year by Louisville Visual Art
Ché Rhodes, professor of glass at UofL’s Hite Art Institute, has been named “Educator of the Year” by Louisville Visual Art, the area’s largest arts collective. He’ll receive the honor at the third annual Louisville Visual Art Honors Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 7, 2020.
Media in Zimbabwe: My experience as a journalist, why I fled Zimbabwe and my journey to Canada
MARCH 3, 2020 l 4:00PM l Humanities 100 - Farai Gonzo
Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions
The wide-ranging Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 will attract more than 300 writers, critics and literary scholars from around the world to the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus Feb. 20-22, 2020.
Israeli author to discuss ‘art of leaving’ Feb. 16
Award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari will speak Feb. 16, 2020 at the University of Louisville about her life, family, grief, searching and travels in “The Art of Leaving,” which is also the title of her memoir.
2020 French Film Festival offers animation, drama, comedy
An animated mystery, a romantic comedy and several dramas, including a sneak-peek U.S. screening, make up the six free, public film showings during the University of Louisville’s French Film Festival Feb. 6-March 7, 2020 at UofL and Speed Art Museum.
Get to know our newest MLK Scholars
On MLK Day, the scholars will participate for the second time in a day of service, helping organizations throughout the community. In fact, this program was created specifically to focus on service and social justice, using Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights Movement as the primary points of study.
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.
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.
A&S Physics Prof. Benne Holwerda helped NASA discover 'Godzilla Galaxy'
The majestic spiral galaxy UGC 2885, observed and photographed with Hubble space telescope, for professor Benne Holwerda, PhD, may be the largest known in the local universe.
UofL researchers take flight, study way to rehydrate blood in space
A journey into space is inherently risky, so UofL researchers have been tapped by NASA to see if they can rehydrate blood in case of emergency on a space flight. The UofL faculty have already discovered a way to, essentially, freeze dry then rehydrate blood on land. Their NASA-sponsored research is intended to find out if that dried blood can be rehydrated in a zero gravity environment, meaning astronauts embarking on years-long trips can receive emergency blood transfusions.