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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Humphrey will graduated in Spring 2017 with her political science and English degrees from the University of Louisville, where she was a McConnell Scholar and part of the moot court team. She also spent her college years volunteering at Kentucky Refugee Ministries for about 25 hours a week. Check out Humphrey’s story in her own words.
The MFA Thesis Exhibition runs through May 27 in the Cressman. The diversity of art forms in the show reflects the diversity of offerings in the MFA program. Students may choose to practice in a variety of mediums or narrow in on one. Courses include ceramics, drawing, fibers, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, design, mixed media, book arts and new media.
Conrad Smart is graduating with his bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics, anticipating a perfect 4.0 GPA and will be delivering a commencement speech to his fellow students Saturday, May 13 at the KFC Yum! Center.
On Derby night, May 6, from 8 p.m. to midnight, NightBreeze will play in the University Ballroom to raise money for the new Gloria Jean Churchill Scholarship.
The Department of Theatre Arts African American Theatre Program was selected to perform the production “Baltimore,” performed by the AATP last fall at UofL, this summer at the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina.
The scholarship, offered through the American Political Science Association, is a five-week program at Duke University that introduces students to the world of doctoral study in political science. It goes to underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and is highly competitive.
Judson Adams, a political science major, is Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar this year.
Urban Planning & Administration professor Matt Ruther, director of the Kentucky State Data Center, discusses how Kentucky’s population will change in the next 25 years.
Prof. Dan Vivian (History) talks about a local company using salvaged historic wood to create wooden bowties.
Mathematics is more than just calculation. A mathematical worldview is a way of getting a firmer handle on our assumptions – and having the ability to reject those assumptions when we're wrong.
Prof Steven Skaggs, head of the Graphic Design BFA with old friend and graphic designer Keith Kleespies created a new text font for people with macular degeneration called Maxular Model B. This will soon enter scientific testing at the University of Minnesota to prove empirically that it works.
Reggie Van Stockum, Biology MS ’75, Ph.D. ’79, Environmental lawyer and author.
Dr. Aleeta Powe (Chemistry) and Dr. Angelique Johnson (J.B. Speed School of Engineering) will be holding a talk of women in the STEM field at The Yearling’s Club’s salute to Kentucky’s ‘Hidden Figures.’
Prof. Daniel Krebs (History) tells the story of the 1862 Battle of Perryville – but outdoors, and outside the confines of the archives. Partnering with DJ Biddle (Geography & Geosciences) to map the battlefield using drones with cameras.
A group of officers from the Lebanese National Police spent two weeks in Louisville getting first hand views of SWAT team tactics, community policing and the cameras overseeing city streets. But their main goal was to take home new leadership and management skills from UofL's Southern Police Institute.
Chinese language minor gives students new opportunities in globalized world.
Kathryn Harrington, BFA Photography ‘16 and Yarmuth Federal Photography Intern. I love to research alternative photographic processes and photographic history.
UofL’s African American Theatre Program and The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage are teaming up to help people in Louisville’s West End stage their own stories.
Prof. Zijiang He (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and his team found that perceived target location was more accurate only when both the textured surface was on the ground and the observers directed attention to the lower visual field. An ambient attention mechanism in the environment selects the ground surface (our terrestrial niche) to use as bases and scaffolds to form the vast visual world.
Last spring Karen Udoh attended the Clinton Global Initiatives University for my project Omit the Silence: Stand Up for Equality. She is a current Biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences with hopes of entering medical school. Find out more about Udoh.