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.
UofL's New Sustainability Degree
This year, UofL became the first university in Kentucky to offer a sustainability degree program and it's not just about "going green".
Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend draws UofL artist
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.
Exemplary Advising Award recipient Eddie Bobbitt aims to help students ‘find their why’
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.
2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II
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.
ACCelerate festival showcases faculty & student's work at the Smithsonian
Faculty and students will be attending ACCelerate an ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C to present on research.
Louisville and the Arts
Dean Leonard discusses the importance of the Louisville arts scene and culture in a recent Courier Journal editorial.
My experience at the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
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.
Fulbright fulfillment: Persistence pays off for A&S Alumna
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.
Biology Prof. Steve Yanoviak studies lightning strikes on trees in Panama
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.
Speed Cinema to screen ‘”Whose Streets?”, a chronicle of events during the Ferguson protests
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.
3+3 law student fast tracks path to becoming Air Force JAG officer
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.
Lectures highlight broad variety of humanities and science research
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.
Theatre Arts announces a season of plays written by women
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."
UofL named 2017 Best of the Best Top 25 LGBTQ friendly Colleges & Universities by Campus Pride
For the second year in a row UofL was named in Top 25 LGBTQ friendly campuses by Campus Pride.
From Experienental Psychology to Chemistry A&S Students Present Summer Research Projects
Students present summer research projects.
Theatre Arts Department sponsors textile competition at Kentucky State Fair
UofL’s Theatre Arts Department costume shop will also once again sponsor two categories in the Textile Division of the Kentucky State Fair competition.
Hite photography professor plans major eclipse exhibition
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 presents Type Hike a design project supporting nature
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.
Artful geography: Hite Art Institute shows professor’s work exploring place
Prof. Meena Khalili moved to Louisville a little over a year ago to start her job as an assistant professor of design at Hite Art Institute, she challenged herself to get to know her new home in a new way.
Urban Planning students pitch ideas to improve Louisville’s sustainability score
UofL Urban Planning grad students were tasked with helping the city of Louisville improve its 4-star rating in the Star Community Rating System, which measures sustainability.