Diversity

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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Yearlings Club's 2018 - Theresa Rajack-Talley discussion

Yearlings Club's 2018 - Theresa Rajack-Talley discussion

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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Professor Kaila Story featured on NBC News

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.

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A&S faculty collaborate on social justice research

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.

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Meet Social Justice Scholar Laura Tetreault

Meet Social Justice Scholar Laura Tetreault

Laura Tetreault's research interests include cultural rhetorics; gender studies; contemporary intersectional queer, feminist, and antiracist activism; social justice informed pedagogies; new media and multimodal composition; and translingual approaches to the study and teaching of writing.

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Cast of “Baltimore” to perform at national festival

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.

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Meet Kentucky’s ‘Hidden Figures’ in STEM

Meet Kentucky’s ‘Hidden Figures’ in STEM

Dr. Aleeta Powe (Chemistry) and Dr. Angelique Johnson (J.B. Speed School of Engineering) will be holding a talk of women in the STEM field at The Yearling’s Club’s salute to Kentucky’s ‘Hidden Figures.’

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Lebanese police learn tactics from SPI

Lebanese police learn tactics from SPI

A group of officers from the Lebanese National Police spent two weeks in Louisville getting first hand views of SWAT team tactics, community policing and the cameras overseeing city streets. But their main goal was to take home new leadership and management skills from UofL's Southern Police Institute.

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Support Theatre Arts’ storytelling workshops for West End residents

Support Theatre Arts’ storytelling workshops for West End residents

UofL’s African American Theatre Program and The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage are teaming up to help people in Louisville’s West End stage their own stories.

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I think, therefore I EMPOWER

I think, therefore I EMPOWER

Last spring Karen Udoh attended the Clinton Global Initiatives University for my project Omit the Silence: Stand Up for Equality. She is a current Biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences with hopes of entering medical school. Find out more about Udoh.

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Social justice hub awarded funding through 21st Century Initiative

Social justice hub awarded funding through 21st Century Initiative

Prof. Cate Fosl, Women’s & Gender Studies/director and Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes, Brandeis School of Law/director and Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research will examine diversity and equity issues, and take a coordinated approach to social justice research, creative activity and advocacy on campus and in the community.

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UofL named top LGBTQ-friendly university

UofL named top LGBTQ-friendly university

UofL is one of only 16 schools in the nation to earn five stars out of five in the Campus Pride Index created by Campus Pride, a national nonprofit that rates universities according to their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

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Video: Digital Media Academy two-week summer camp for young girls

Video: Digital Media Academy two-week summer camp for young girls

The Digital Media Academy had a two-week summer camp to reach young girls and empower them to get involved in Digital Media or STEM fields. This year they they produced their own videos.

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