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 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,, , , , 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.
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University of Louisville researchers are working on a potential breakthrough for early detection of influenza, pneumonia, eye infections and maybe even cancer.
Hannah O’Daniel had internships at the Filson Historical Society, where she processed archival material to make it available to researchers, and at the Kentucky Historical Society.
This year, UofL became the first university in Kentucky to offer a sustainability degree program and it's not just about "going green".
Artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 4 and 5 for Open Studio Weekend 2017. The event, co-hosted by UofL’s Hite Art Institute, gives anyone who appreciates art the opportunity to step inside studios all over Louisville where they can meet artists and experience how and where local art is made.
Eddie Bobbitt is an Academic Advisor Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has served our student for the past nine years in that role. The College of Arts and Sciences Advising department also recently won a ‘Best of Region’ award for academic advising at the Region 3 NACADA Conference.
The UofL Alumni Association established the Alumni Fellows program in 1983. These awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.
Faculty and students will be attending ACCelerate an ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C to present on research.
Dean Leonard discusses the importance of the Louisville arts scene and culture in a recent Courier Journal editorial.
Erica Wheeler, ’18 Political Science and Pan-African Studies Major, was nationally-selected as a participant in the American Political Science Association 31st Annual Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI)—a month-long graduate pipeline program targeted at underrepresented groups—hosted at Duke University.
Jessica Williams,a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in Spanish, political science and Latin American and Latino studies, tried three times to earn a prestigious Fulbright scholarship. In early September, her diligence was rewarded: she learned she was selected for the prize and will spend most of 2018 in Brazil as an English teaching assistant at a public university.
On Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal, UofL biology professor Steve Yanoviak and his colleagues map lightning strikes and find that they kill mainly the loftiest trees, likely disturbing the forest ecology.
WGS Professor Kaila Story provides her insights into the events surrounding the white police officer shooting of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown in 2014.
Lacey Parham is a 3+3 first year law student and senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Criminal Justice. She plans to enter the Air Force after graduation to pursue being a JAG officer.
A fall luncheon lecture series will feature University of Louisville researchers whose worksites range from Cave Hill Cemetery to a campus clinic, and whose topics range from water politics in India to animal research in Siberia.
With three new department faculty being women in the past year, this season's plays were themed by female playwrights. The season includes: "Miss Ida B. Wells," "Magic Tree," "Our Country’s Good," "Eurydice," "Fabulation: or the Re-Education of Undine," and "The Long Christmas Ride Home."
For the second year in a row UofL was named in Top 25 LGBTQ friendly campuses by Campus Pride.
Students present summer research projects.
UofL’s Theatre Arts Department costume shop will also once again sponsor two categories in the Textile Division of the Kentucky State Fair competition.
Prof. Mary Carothers, Hite Art Institute, is creating “Overshadowed,” a “collaborative, experimental exhibition that examines the meeting point between photography, landscape and astronomy.”
Hite Art Institute will bring “Type Hike,” a collection of artistic posters that celebrate the National Park Service to Schneider Hall Galleries Aug. 18-Sept. 22.