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.
Anthropology outreach to Louisville Youth Science Summit
Anthropology professors work with local middle school children at the Louisville Youth Science Summit.
Edward Pocock III Named 2017 Alumnus of the Year by SPI
Southington Retired Commander Named 2017 Alumnus of the Year by Policing Institute.
Vanessa Williams-Harvey, an A&S alumna (1986, Communication) on her book/memoir, I Remember.
Department of Theatre Arts and the African American Theatre Program's Baltimore returns July 26-28 at UofL Thrust Theatre.
The Greatest Two Minutes in Astronomy
On August 21, 2017 part of western Kentucky will be host to a total eclipse. Prof. Gerard Williger and Prof. Tim Dowling of the Dept of Physics and Astronomy comment about the event.
UofL Theatre Arts student works with Locust Grove to bring story of enslaved distiller to life
Sidney Edwards, a teaching assistant earning her MFA in performance, was tapped to reenact the role of an enslaved distiller for visitors at the newly erected distillery site at Locust Grove, in Louisville, KY. Her job is also to help craft the character and storyline for the role she’ll be playing.
Professor Kaila Story featured on NBC News
Professor Kaila Story (Women's and Gender Studies) was interviewed by NBC News in June, 2017. In the interview, Prof. Story discusses her background and describes courses she teaches at UofL that explore how gender, sexuality and race intersect to form an identity.
A Living Lab: Biology Department’s Native Plant Garden in full bloom
The new Korfhage Native Plant Garden on UofL’s Belknap Campus serves a multitude of purposes – and species. The project, began by Prof. Margaret Carreiro and Department Chair Ron Fell in 2015 and honoring biology alumna Harriet A. Korfhage, serves as a living lab for students and provides an experience of the natural world not often on display in our urban environment.
I think, therefore I REVEAL
Meet Stephen George, English BA ‘03 and WFPL Executive Editor.
Students showcase work for Portfolio Day
Portfolio Day at the Hite is to congratulate students who have completed their capstone portfolio course. Graphic design students follow a rigorous curriculum that engages their visual and verbal craft through collaborative, theoretical, experimental and applied real world projects to prepare them for these responsibilities as they graduate and transition into their careers.
A&S faculty collaborate on social justice research
The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, is led by co-principal investigators Cate Fosl, professor of women’s and gender studies, and director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in the College of Arts & Science, and Enid Trucios-Haynes, professor in the Brandeis School of Law and director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice.
Focused: McConnell Scholar’s interest in the law began at age 5
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.
Hite Art Institute exhibition spotlights first Master of Fine Arts graduates
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.
A&S Scholar Conrad Smart delivers commencement address
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.
A&S instructor launches new scholarship for Central HS students
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.
Cast of “Baltimore” to perform at national festival
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.
A&S student awarded competitive political science scholarship
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.
A&S student named Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar
Judson Adams, a political science major, is Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar this year.
Kentucky's Population in 2040
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) helps tell StoryWood Bowties’ story
Prof. Dan Vivian (History) talks about a local company using salvaged historic wood to create wooden bowties.