All News and Feature Stories
A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest 2020 Winners
The Arts & Sciences Office of Advising and Student Services, and our cosponsor Murphy's Camera, are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest!
Theatre Arts students, faculty win big in competition
Tyler Tate, a second-year MFA student in Theatre Arts, won first place in acting in this year’s Irene Ryan Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Xavier Harris, a third-year MFA student in Theatre Arts, won runner up with his partner Lamar Hardy.
Fine Arts Prof. Ché Rhodes named Educator of the Year by Louisville Visual Art
Ché Rhodes, professor of glass at UofL’s Hite Art Institute, has been named “Educator of the Year” by Louisville Visual Art, the area’s largest arts collective. He’ll receive the honor at the third annual Louisville Visual Art Honors Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 7, 2020.
Media in Zimbabwe: My experience as a journalist, why I fled Zimbabwe and my journey to Canada
MARCH 3, 2020 l 4:00PM l Humanities 100 - Farai Gonzo
Literature and culture conference features authors in free keynote sessions
The wide-ranging Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 will attract more than 300 writers, critics and literary scholars from around the world to the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus Feb. 20-22, 2020.
Israeli author to discuss ‘art of leaving’ Feb. 16
Award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari will speak Feb. 16, 2020 at the University of Louisville about her life, family, grief, searching and travels in “The Art of Leaving,” which is also the title of her memoir.
2020 French Film Festival offers animation, drama, comedy
An animated mystery, a romantic comedy and several dramas, including a sneak-peek U.S. screening, make up the six free, public film showings during the University of Louisville’s French Film Festival Feb. 6-March 7, 2020 at UofL and Speed Art Museum.
Get to know our newest MLK Scholars
On MLK Day, the scholars will participate for the second time in a day of service, helping organizations throughout the community. In fact, this program was created specifically to focus on service and social justice, using Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights Movement as the primary points of study.
African American History Month Film Series
This free film series is presented in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library, the Uofl Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the UofL College of Arts & Sciences. All film screenings will be followed by a discussion lead by UofL faculty.
Forums examine King vision, black student unions, horse racing, equal rights
The University of Louisville-Yearlings Club spring forum series will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Kentucky Derby time with discussions about black student unions, equal justice and the horse racing industry.
A&S Physics Prof. Benne Holwerda helped NASA discover 'Godzilla Galaxy'
The majestic spiral galaxy UGC 2885, observed and photographed with Hubble space telescope, for professor Benne Holwerda, PhD, may be the largest known in the local universe.
UofL researchers take flight, study way to rehydrate blood in space
A journey into space is inherently risky, so UofL researchers have been tapped by NASA to see if they can rehydrate blood in case of emergency on a space flight. The UofL faculty have already discovered a way to, essentially, freeze dry then rehydrate blood on land. Their NASA-sponsored research is intended to find out if that dried blood can be rehydrated in a zero gravity environment, meaning astronauts embarking on years-long trips can receive emergency blood transfusions.
How does dancing help Veterans and sufferers of PTSD?
Dancing can help veterans with PTSD overcome their isolation and other mental health issues according to a pilot study from Psychology Professor Cynthia Corbitt.
UofL sugar substitute, bio-coal technology licensed to Louisville startup
A technology born from University of Louisville research uses spent distillers’ grains, corn and waste wood to create a low-calorie sugar substitute.
Theatre Arts student stars in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s ‘A Christmas Carol’
Kala Ross, a graduate student earning her MFA in performance in UofL’s Department of Theatre Arts, scored a highly competitive and coveted role in the cast. She’s playing the characters of Belle and Mrs. Fred, as well as a member of the ensemble.
Political Science senior believes fellow students ‘will positively shape the future of Kentucky and the rest of the world’
“I hope that students after me will embrace the beautiful challenges and heaps of confidence that this university has given to me,” she said. “If I had not had older students cheering me on and encouraging me to keep growing and discovering my identity, I would not be the fulfilled person that I am. I hope this cycle of empowerment continues long after my graduation."
Project Runway contestant is back at UofL Theatre Arts
Frankie Lewis, a 2010 UofL grad, was a contestant on the TV series "Project Runway". Now she's back at UofL mentoring theatre majors in costume design and acting.
Fine Arts sophomore recognized as a Scholar of Kentucky
Eugena Kim, a sophomore graphic design major from Hancock County, Kentucky, has been recognized by the Community Foundation of Louisville as part of its Scholars of Kentucky program.
Sociology alumnus supporting health care in East Africa
Sociology graduate Ben Belknap (’06, ’16) joined the Peace Corps following completion of his undergraduate degree. He was stationed in the village of Kingiti in Tanzania, where he lived with a local family and immersed himself in the culture.