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:
Activist gauges impact of #BlackLivesMatter movement
Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor will deliver the 12th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture on November 1, 2018
Opening soon - newly renovated building, home to MFA and Archaeology
After well over a year of renovations, the sprawling brick building at 1606 Rowan St. will soon be home to studios for the Hite Art Institute's Master of Fine Arts program at the university and new workspaces for the archaeology program.
Charlie Zhang (Geography) - Paper mills and ovarian cancer
Charlie Zhang is a UofL geographer who has found a link between paper mill pollution and ovarian cancer.
Scientist will discuss universe’s ‘dark side’
University of Chicago physicist Edward “Rocky” Kolb will talk about “The Dark Side of the Universe” Oct. 4 at the University of Louisville.
Archaeology talks include look at Roman artifacts’ relocation to Louisville
How did artifacts from Roman tombs make it to Louisville? How did North Dakota villagers survive smallpox and carry on after the disastrous disease spread? Those are topics for an archaeology lecture series this fall at the University of Louisville.
President Bendapudi kicks-off the 2018 UofL Yearlings Club season
University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi joined the Yearlings Club in 2018 to talk about her vision for the university and its relationship with west Louisville.
Fall literary series will feature poets, novelist
Poets and a novelist will interact with University of Louisville students and faculty about their work when they come to campus this fall for a literary series featuring distinguished writers.
A&S Grad Penny Heaton named Alumna of the Year
Penny Heaton, chief executive officer of The Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, is the 2018 Alumna of the Year. The prestigious honor is bestowed upon alumni of the university who have used their education to give back to their communities and the world through their work.
Communications student captures study abroad trip with award-winning video
Kelly Vetter, a senior communications major from Louisville, spent the summer studying at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of UofL’s Study Abroad program.
A&S Physics student makes her NASA dreams come true
Meghan Carrico, a double major in Physics and Atmospheric Science, landed an internship at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia in 2018.
UofL Pride Week and Deaf Awareness Week converge with notable Deaf activist Nyle Dimarco
Pride Week runs from September 24-28. This year, Deaf Awareness Week and Pride Week will be held simultaneously, gifting us with the opportunity to raise awareness about issues impacting multiple communities through an intersectional lens.
Meet the Professor, Fall 2018
A fall luncheon lecture series will serve up a wide range of topics from University of Louisville researchers, who will discuss recent views from space, laughter without humor, epidemics in medieval Europe and a fresh look at heroes of Spain’s reconquest.
Hydrogen Fuel Research Tests Sustainable Catalyst Development
Scientists at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., are working on a method to generate hydrogen fuels that significantly lowers energy use. This research on catalysts for hydrogen attracted combined funding of more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy (DOE).
UofL Storm Chasers
In summer 2018, Dr. Jason Naylor (Geography and Geosciences/Physics and Astronomy) led UofL students on an eight-day storm observation course.
Food security activist to discuss ‘Big Hunger’
The author will discuss food insecurity, charities tasked with tracking it and the business of hunger.
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.
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.
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
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.