Engagement

In the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, we share our expertise with the community through engaged research and scholarship, student internships, community-based learning, public lectures, partnerships, and outreach. We explore diverse ideas, engage local residents, regional and national leaders, and collaborate across programs with a commitment to sharing our knowledge and skills far beyond the classroom and lab.

The 2015 A&S engagement brochure is now available online to highlight some of the exiting accomplishments from the past few years.

Read more about some of our engagement programs and projects that have been featured on our website:

Hite photography professor plans major eclipse exhibition

Hite photography professor plans major eclipse exhibition

Prof. Mary Carothers, Hite Art Institute, is creating “Overshadowed,” a “collaborative, experimental exhibition that examines the meeting point between photography, landscape and astronomy.”

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Hite Art Institute presents Type Hike a design project supporting nature

Hite Art Institute presents Type Hike a design project supporting nature

Hite Art Institute will bring “Type Hike,” a collection of artistic posters that celebrate the National Park Service to Schneider Hall Galleries Aug. 18-Sept. 22.

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Artful geography: Hite Art Institute shows professor’s work exploring place

Artful geography: Hite Art Institute shows professor’s work exploring place

Prof. Meena Khalili moved to Louisville a little over a year ago to start her job as an assistant professor of design at Hite Art Institute, she challenged herself to get to know her new home in a new way.

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Urban Planning students pitch ideas to improve Louisville’s sustainability score

Urban Planning students pitch ideas to improve Louisville’s sustainability score

UofL Urban Planning grad students were tasked with helping the city of Louisville improve its 4-star rating in the Star Community Rating System, which measures sustainability.

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Anthropology outreach to Louisville Youth Science Summit

Anthropology outreach to Louisville Youth Science Summit

Anthropology professors work with local middle school children at the Louisville Youth Science Summit.

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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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Resiliency project aimed at helping Louisville's homeless

Resiliency project aimed at helping Louisville's homeless

Professor Lora Haynes (Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences) talks about a resiliency project aimed at Louisville's homeless and the residents of Flint, Michigan on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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A&S instructor launches new scholarship for Central HS students

A&S instructor launches new scholarship for Central HS students

On Derby night, May 6, from 8 p.m. to midnight, NightBreeze will play in the University Ballroom to raise money for the new Gloria Jean Churchill Scholarship.

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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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A&S advisors introduce social media strategy to engage students

A&S advisors introduce social media strategy to engage students

A&S professional advisors Bret Hirsch and Eddie Bobbitt recently presented "Hashtags to High Fives" at NACADA's national conference. This program shows 30 ways to promote student engagement.

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Shakespeare & the Creation of the Modern World

Shakespeare & the Creation of the Modern World

Prof. Julia Dietrich from the Department of English is partnering with the Louisville Free Public Library for a short 5 week course on Shakespeare's "greatest hits." At the Main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, starting Tuesday Oct 18th 6:30pm.

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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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Peace and Psychology in Northern Ireland

Peace and Psychology in Northern Ireland

Undergraduates studying abroad in Northern Ireland not only learn about the physical walls separating citizens, they learn about the emotional barriers that continue to affect the descendants of those involved in “The Troubles.”

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Girl Power

Girl Power

The University of Louisville is hoping to get more sixth grade girls, many of them from low income families, to take an interest in technology and engineering. That’s the goal of the Digital Media Academy according to academy director and UofL professor Andrea Olinger.

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Perspectives on the Liberal Arts

Perspectives on the Liberal Arts

In the College of Arts & Sciences, we know that an education in the liberal arts and sciences are key to an enriched life and an engaged citizenry. Read the perspectives of faculty, students, and alumni from across the College on the impact of the liberal arts and sciences on themselves and the world at-large.

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Raise the Roof: First student-funded Habitat for Humanity house built in Louisville

Raise the Roof: First student-funded Habitat for Humanity house built in Louisville

The UofL chapter of Habitat for Humanity nailed down its most significant accomplishment to date. The first student-funded Habitat for Humanity house was built in Louisville during Raise the Roof weekend Sept. 17 through 19, 2015.

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Fine arts professors’ work featured in Metro Louisville’s public art exhibit

Fine arts professors’ work featured in Metro Louisville’s public art exhibit

A hair bun, a banana, and a lion are seemingly disparate objects. But in Prof. Mary Carothers’ (Fine Arts) latest public art installation, they come together to form a kind of historical landscape tracing the history of Louisville, and the Ohio River.

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I think, therefore I SERVE

I think, therefore I SERVE

Meet Communication (’13) Alum Christy Eubank. In Cambodia with the Peace Corps, Christy is putting the skills she learned in the College of Arts & Science’s Department of Communication to work. With a big heart and a level head, plus experience through a service learning course in Belize and great mentors in A&S, she hopes to build a lasting educational program as a Peace Corps volunteer that will enrich lives and the community.

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Kentucky Shakespeare is in the red

Kentucky Shakespeare is in the red

Cardinal red, that is. Kentucky Shakespeare continues to show its University of Louisville, and College of Arts & Sciences, connections both onstage and behind the scenes.

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