Diversity

Muhammad Ali’s youngest son forges his own path through UofL

Muhammad Ali’s youngest son forges his own path through UofL

Asaad Ali grew up in one of Louisville’s most famous families, as the younger son of Muhammad Ali. Now he is part of a second Louisville clan: University of Louisville Alumni with a degree in communication.

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UofL's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers

UofL's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers

Last month, the YMCA of Greater Louisville recognized Wallace for her work teaching, along with Marian Vasser, UofL’s director of diversity education and inclusive excellence. The two women were honored as Black Achievers by the organization, along with 25 others in the community.

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Activist gauges impact of #BlackLivesMatter movement

Activist gauges impact of #BlackLivesMatter movement

Keeanga-Yahmatta Taylor will deliver the 12th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture on November 1, 2018

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UofL African American Theatre Program Celebrates MLK Day and Black History Month

UofL African American Theatre Program Celebrates MLK Day and Black History Month

The African American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville will stage several opportunities to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month in 2018.

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Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver

Fulbright Scholar Ariel Weaver

Ariel Weaver has earned a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Namibia. Her work focused on using remote sensing and geographic technology to look at patterns on the landscape and use that information to inform policymakers and stakeholders in the community to manage land more effectively.

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Prof. Rajack-Talley discusses the Yearlings Club's upcoming speakers

Prof. Rajack-Talley discusses the Yearlings Club's upcoming speakers

UofL sponsors the Yearlings Club which is a group of African-American men who tackle tough issues facing west Louisville.

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Speed Cinema to screen ‘”Whose Streets?”, a chronicle of events during the Ferguson protests

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.

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Theatre Arts announces a season of plays written by women

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."

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Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature & Film

Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature & Film

Prof. Ranen Omer-Sherman talks about his book "Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature & Film" with Jason Schulman for the series “New Books in Jewish Studies: Discussions With Jewish Studies Scholars About their New Books.”

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Baltimore Returns

Baltimore Returns

Department of Theatre Arts and the African American Theatre Program's Baltimore returns July 26-28 at UofL Thrust Theatre.

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UofL Theatre Arts student works with Locust Grove to bring story of enslaved distiller to life

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.

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