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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Meet urban oasis aficionado Patrick Piuma, who helped turn a 14,000-square-foot, weed-filled parking lot into a dynamic community gathering place, is director of UofL’s Urban Design Studio and co-founder of City Collaborative. He may not be from Louisville, but we’re happy to claim him as our own. In this Q&A, Patrick discusses his desire to turn vacant spaces into vibrant places and how he handles his fear of heights.
Morgan Cooksey is one of UofL's future stars in the professional world. She graduated with a political science degree and has great ambitions. She also credits her Cardinal Experience for her success.
University of Louisville Art History Professor Benjamin Hufbauer writes about the legacy of presidents as shaped by their presidential libraries in the latest issue of Politico Magazine.
Some of the most prominent awards in academia will go to 16 University of Louisville students and alumni. Of those 16 award winners, 14 are future graduates and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences – including six Fulbrights, two Critical Language Scholars, one Truman Scholar and one English-Speaking Union Scholar.
The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) program officially unveiled The Latin American and Latino Studies Tranquility Garden. The goal of this space is to allow students, faculty, and staff a beautiful place to sit down, have lunch, conduct meetings, or simply study.
The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Spring 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibitions at Schneider Hall Galleries and the Cressman Center for Visual Arts. The exhibitions will display artwork in a variety of mediums from those students graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Hite Art Institute.
If a tree falls in the woods, does Professor Margaret Carreiro hear it? Yes, she probably does. And that's a good thing for all of us! Prof. Carreiro specializes in urban and suburban ecology, and she has spent a large part of her career assisting cities in maintaining and often saving their urban forests. Not only does she perform academic research to understand ecological processes at work in urban environments, but she also takes a broader approach by applying her knowledge and collaborating with colleagues both inside and outside of the University to improve the quality of life for the community at large.
The winners of the 26th Annual Provost’s Awards for Exemplary Advising are Luke Buckman (professional advisor and assistant director in the A&S Honors program) and Prof. Rhonda Buchanan (undergraduate faculty advisor and director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program).
Ethan Tomlinson is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. He is a Cardinal Host, a Shadow Host, a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honors Society and is part of UofL Habitat for Humanity.
Charles Nasby, technical production manager for the department of theatre arts, plies his trade amid a jungle of lumber, welding materials and scraps from past stage sets. He builds scenery, handles building maintenance, helps out with lighting, sound and costumes – and mentors students while he does it.
Congratulations to our talented and dedicated staff members Luke Buckman (University Honors Program), Annelise Gray (English), Lori Cotter (A&S Dean’s Office), and Charles Nasby (Theatre Arts) for being among this year’s Outstanding Performance Award recipients.They each received a plaque and monetary award at an awards luncheon in their honor on Friday, January 30, 2015.
Congratulations to Prof. Humberto Gutierrez, an assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy, who has been awarded the NSF CAREER grant (award amount: $492, 412).