Diversity

Theatre Arts students, faculty win big in competition

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.

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African American History Month Film Series

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.

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Forums examine King vision, black student unions, horse racing, equal rights

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.

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Sociology alumnus supporting health care in East Africa

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.

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Journalist-professor to discuss race, justice in America

Journalist-professor to discuss race, justice in America

Columnist Jelani Cobb will discuss “The Half-life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today” Nov. 20, 2019 during the University of Louisville’s 13th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture.

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Lessons learned, applied: Students celebrate Day of the Dead, educate others

Lessons learned, applied: Students celebrate Day of the Dead, educate others

Giant kites and cypress wreaths, sugar skulls and votive offerings, altars and paper flowers. University of Louisville students are learning about and educating others on and off campus about these seasonal elements of the annual Day of the Dead celebration that span Latin American cultures.

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ABI receives award for research on history of the LGBTQ movement in Kentucky

ABI receives award for research on history of the LGBTQ movement in Kentucky

The Anne Braden Institute has received the 2019 southern regional W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The award was given for their work with the Fairness Campaign to research and write the 1st LGBTQ State Historic Context in the nation, housed at the National Park Service.

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Six-week festival celebrates ‘Reel Latin America’

Six-week festival celebrates ‘Reel Latin America’

Several dramas, a crime story, a comedy and a documentary span the lineup of the University of Louisville’s free, public “Reel Latin America” Film Festival Oct. 3-Nov. 14.

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Chinese activist to speak of #MeToo’s impact on feminist resistance

Chinese activist to speak of #MeToo’s impact on feminist resistance

Chinese activist Li Maizi will discuss the “#MeToo Movement in China: The Rise of Feminist Resistance” and challenges ahead during the Sept. 25, 2019 annual University of Louisville lecture in Asian democracy at the Louisville Free Public Library.

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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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A look back at UofL’s women’s history

A look back at UofL’s women’s history

In 1907, UofL’s College of Liberal Arts opened on West Broadway, offering more than a dozen departments and admitting “both ladies and gentlemen.” The first graduating class in 1908 was comprised of 10 women and eight men, according to “The University of Louisville” by Dwayne D. Cox and William J. Morison.

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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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A&S Comm major: ‘I felt included on this campus immediately’

A&S Comm major: ‘I felt included on this campus immediately’

Keionna Bailey, a senior communications major from Lexington, wanted to serve her fellow students and found her niche as a speech mentor. She spends a lot of time in UofL's Speech Center helping people through the entire speech-making process, from creating the outline to delivery.

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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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Prof. Matt Ruther on health care insurance and access for LGBT adults

Prof. Matt Ruther on health care insurance and access for LGBT adults

Kentucky State Data Center Director Matt Ruther on health care insurance and access for LGBT adults.

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