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:

UofL Professors Weigh in on Confederate Flag

UofL Professors Weigh in on Confederate Flag

Profs. Dewey Clayton (Political Science) and Russell Vandenbroucke (Theatre Arts/Peace Studies) published op-ed pieces in Louisville’s The Courier-Journal weighing in on the issues surrounding the Confederate flag, its history and the implications of its continued use.

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Louisville OL Pedro Sibiea takes A&S study abroad trip to Panama

Louisville OL Pedro Sibiea takes A&S study abroad trip to Panama

UofL offensive lineman Pedro Sibiea became the first-ever football player to participate in the three-week A&S study abroad trip in Panama through the Departments of Latin American and Latino Studies and Communication. This article by ESPN Staff Writer Andrea Adelson profiles SIbiea’s time there and discusses how athletes can take advantage of programs like these, in addition to sports and traditional academics.

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Digital Media Academy encourages girls to embrace technology

Digital Media Academy encourages girls to embrace technology

Twenty girls spent two summer weeks before heading to middle school at the University of Louisville learning to tell their stories and envision their futures through digital media.

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I think, therefore I DESIGN

I think, therefore I DESIGN

Meet urban oasis aficionado Patrick Piuma, who helped turn a 14,000-square-foot, weed-filled parking lot into a dynamic community gathering place, is director of UofL’s Urban Design Studio and co-founder of City Collaborative. He may not be from Louisville, but we’re happy to claim him as our own. In this Q&A, Patrick discusses his desire to turn vacant spaces into vibrant places and how he handles his fear of heights.

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Latin American Studies Unveils Tranquility Garden

Latin American Studies Unveils Tranquility Garden

The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) program officially unveiled The Latin American and Latino Studies Tranquility Garden. The goal of this space is to allow students, faculty, and staff a beautiful place to sit down, have lunch, conduct meetings, or simply study.

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I think therefore I PRESERVE

I think therefore I PRESERVE

If a tree falls in the woods, does Professor Margaret Carreiro hear it? Yes, she probably does. And that's a good thing for all of us! Prof. Carreiro specializes in urban and suburban ecology, and she has spent a large part of her career assisting cities in maintaining and often saving their urban forests. Not only does she perform academic research to understand ecological processes at work in urban environments, but she also takes a broader approach by applying her knowledge and collaborating with colleagues both inside and outside of the University to improve the quality of life for the community at large.

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Nasby practices ‘green’ stage management

Nasby practices ‘green’ stage management

Charles Nasby, technical production manager for the department of theatre arts, plies his trade amid a jungle of lumber, welding materials and scraps from past stage sets. He builds scenery, handles building maintenance, helps out with lighting, sound and costumes – and mentors students while he does it.

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