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 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.
Read more about some of our most successful students, faculty and programs:
Hite Art Institute hosts art show that examines mental health
While it might seem sleepier on campus through summer, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do or see. You might meander over to Schneider Hall Galleries, for example, to peruse Hite’s current exhibition: “Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self-Care.” The show, which runs through Aug. 30, 2019, investigates mental health and the healing process known as post-trauma growth, the sense of well-being after a traumatic event.
A&S faculty join citywide ‘Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life’ celebration
Just as one community connection flows into the next, UofL is partnering with local museums, historic sites and the downtown library to offer its scholarly expertise to the citywide “Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life.”
A&S senior wins scholarship to attend summer institute at Duke University
Senior Maria Martinez is one of 15 students who have earned a 2019 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute scholarship.
Back to nature: Spend holiday weekend counting, learning about butterflies
How many volunteers does it take to count butterflies on a holiday weekend? Answer: As many children and adults who show up July 6, 2019 to participate in the annual count in Oldham County.
Open Walls displays extraordinary talent from UofL faculty and staff
The Open Walls Exhibit, hosted annually by the Office of Communications and Marketing and taking place in Ekstrom Library, features works of various mediums by employees of all backgrounds. From humanities to STEM fields, from classroom to cubicle, one thing remains constant: the artists’ passion for their work, though it may not be their day job.
Psychology Alumna wins 2019 Woman of Distinction award
UofL graduate Sadiqa Reynold (’93) has added another accolade to her long list of achievements. She was recently awarded the 2019 Woman of Distinction Award from the Center for Women and Families.
Grawemeyer Award in Psychology winners discuss their research on addiction
Meet the winners of UofL's Grawemeyer Award for Psychology and learn about their discovery about how the brain works, which has created a new understanding of addictions like drugs, gambling, and binge eating.
Chatting about Chatino
The hosts of the Vocal Fries podcast chat with Dr. Hilaria Cruz, Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Comparative Humanities, about Chatino languages and Chatino conceptions of death.
Muhammad Ali’s youngest son forges his own path through UofL
Asaad Ali grew up in one of Louisville’s most famous families, as the younger son of Muhammad Ali. Now he is part of a second Louisville clan: University of Louisville Alumni with a degree in communication.
Learn about Prof. David Brown's research on Higgs-Boson and subatomic particles
David Brown talks about UofL research on matter, Higgs-Boson and subatomic particles.
Anthropology Prof. Amanuel Beyin - Red Sea stone tool find hints at hominins’ possible route out of Africa
Amanuel Beyin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, had his research featured in "The Conversation", an academic journal.
Department of Chemistry Wins Big at Presidential Celebration of Excellence
The Department of Chemistry pulled a hat trick at this year’s Presidential Celebration of Excellence on May 1, with three professors – Frederick Luzzio, Lenore Hoyt, and Xiang Zhang – bringing home Distinguished Faculty Awards.
A&S’s ties to Kentucky Derby run deep
To get a sense of just how unique a perspective we have to this massive global event, look no further than Remington Smith, an assistant professor of Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences. Smith recently received the Reel South Short award for his documentary, “The Derby.” The Indie Grits Festival and PBS Reel South give the Short award to the best short documentary filmed in or about the south.
UofL student reflects on trip to Cuba to help military service members
When Jeremy Dodson officially graduates May 11, he’ll carry with him far more experience than what was gained from the classroom. The Communications major from Crestwood, Kentucky, spent part of February in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of a volunteer team from the Kentucky Boys State and the American Legion.
After graduation, geography student sets his sights on a bigger political stage
On November 6, 2018, months after building and executing his campaign and balancing that with his schoolwork, Luke Thomas became the youngest elected official in Perry County’s history, winning the District 3 seat on the county council.
Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering
UofL freshman and political science major Quintez Brown is already making quite an impact. So much so, even former President Barack Obama has taken notice.
UofL’s debate and quiz bowl teams roll in spring tournaments
The University of Louisville’s debate team recently placed 20th in the country at the National Debate Tournament. Students Deontrey Yeargin (sophomore, Pan-African Studies) and Jahne Benthall (freshman, Criminal Justice) advanced to the single elimination bracket—a rare accomplishment for a freshman/sophomore duo.
English's Digital Storytelling class to help shape Festival of Faiths
Students in Digital Storytelling (English 470), a class taught by Dr. Mary P. Sheridan, will help share and shape the story of Louisville's Festival of Faiths.
English Prof. and poet Kiki Petrosino honored by ACC invitation, fellowships
April 2019 is National Poetry Month and poet Kiki Petrosino will begin it in the nation’s capital, invited to explain current issues in her craft during the ACCelerate Festival.