A&S Students in Action

A&S once again a top producer of Fulbrights and other student awards

A&S once again a top producer of Fulbrights and other student awards

In 2021, A&S students won 7 out of 7 Fulbright Awards English Teaching Assistantships. Also of note this year is Lexi Raikes who won the Truman Scholarship, Kentucky's only Harry S. Truman Scholarship for 2021.

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A&S students contribute to Speed’s Breonna Taylor exhibit

A&S students contribute to Speed’s Breonna Taylor exhibit

Students in UofL Professor Chris Reitz’s Art and Activism seminar contributed to the Speed Art Museum’s exhibition “Promise, Witness, Remembrance,” in honor of Breonna Taylor.

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UofL graduate pushes through darkness to get to light

UofL graduate pushes through darkness to get to light

Gzeonie Hampton felt like she was coming home when she enrolled at UofL as a McConnell Scholar and a Porter Scholar. Now Hampton’s aunt and the rest of her extended family will be celebrating with her May 7, when she graduates with an undergraduate degree in political science and English and with a long-term dream of working in Middle Eastern foreign relations for the U.S. State Department.

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Cardinal graduate builds life-changing connections through study abroad

Cardinal graduate builds life-changing connections through study abroad

When Brianna Berry first came to UofL, she didn’t know much about studying abroad. But she had always loved traveling, so she decided to attend the study abroad fair during her first semester to learn more about the international opportunities UofL offers.

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Helping correctional officers deal with job stress is the mission of criminal justice graduate

Helping correctional officers deal with job stress is the mission of criminal justice graduate

A high school forensic science class began a journey into the field of criminal justice for Katie Hughes-Taylor, who is now graduating from UofL with a doctorate degree in Criminal Justice.

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A&S junior is Kentucky’s only 2021 Truman Scholar

A&S junior is Kentucky’s only 2021 Truman Scholar

University of Louisville junior Lexi Raikes has won Kentucky’s only Harry S. Truman Scholarship for 2021. The award, valued at $30,000, is given to just 62 U.S. college students annually. It is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.

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Biology student recognized for work to end racism

Biology student recognized for work to end racism

Rawan Saleh is a sophomore student majoring in public health with a minor in biology. A first-generation immigrant from Jordan, Rawan plans to eventually apply to medical school and work as an activist in the health sector.

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Three-time alumna wins prestigious history award.

Three-time alumna wins prestigious history award.

Jami McCoy Allen, a three-time UofL alumna and history teacher at Eastern High School, was recently named the 2020 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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Army vet set to graduate with PoliSci major after finding acceptance, support at UofL

Army vet set to graduate with PoliSci major after finding acceptance, support at UofL

Welcomed in 2018 on the condition he would keep up his grades, Kridos graduates this month with his bachelor’s in political science. He credits his parents and UofL’s dedication to every student’s success for giving him the second chance he needed to make his dreams come true.

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‘UofL is in my DNA:’ Graduate earns his degree while serving as a Los Angeles police officer

‘UofL is in my DNA:’ Graduate earns his degree while serving as a Los Angeles police officer

Before he had the chance to finish his degree at UofL, Louisville native William Dorsey Jones Jr. moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2006 to pursue a career in entertainment. While he was out there, he found another passion – service.

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Undergraduate research showcase goes virtual

Undergraduate research showcase goes virtual

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences funds undergraduate research awards in two categories – Undergraduate Mentored Research and Creative Activities and Medical Education Research. Posters and abstracts from the 2020 undergraduate research showcase can be viewed on the University Libraries' ThinkIR website.

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View our first ever virtual Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase

View our first ever virtual Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase

The Arts and Research Showcase is an annual event that spotlights the research and creative activities of undergraduate students from all disciplines.

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A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest 2020 Winners

A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest 2020 Winners

The Arts & Sciences Office of Advising and Student Services, and our cosponsor Murphy's Camera, are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 A&S Study Abroad Photo Contest!

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Theatre Arts student stars in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Theatre Arts student stars in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Kala Ross, a graduate student earning her MFA in performance in UofL’s Department of Theatre Arts, scored a highly competitive and coveted role in the cast. She’s playing the characters of Belle and Mrs. Fred, as well as a member of the ensemble.

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Congratulations to A&S graduate student Eric Shoemaker for publishing an article!

Congratulations to A&S graduate student Eric Shoemaker for publishing an article!

Eric Shoemaker is a second-year student in the Humanities Ph.D. Program and a University Fellow. He is a poet, a translator of Federico García Lorca, and is working towards a dissertation focusing on magical poetics and the creation of community and lineage through writing. A paper Eric wrote for one of his courses at U of L is being published in the journal Signs and Society in November: Congratulations, Eric!

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Environmental Studies student is a 2019 Fulbright Scholar

Environmental Studies student is a 2019 Fulbright Scholar

Sanders graduated from UofL in May of 2019 as a double major in Anthropology and Environmental Studies with a minor in Russian Studies. Prior to receiving the Fulbright award, she was named a Vogt and honors scholar and received both the Anthropology and Liberal Arts departments’ Awards of Merit.

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Fulbrights: Breaking 100!

Fulbrights: Breaking 100!

Eleven recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates have earned 2019 Fulbright scholarships, a prestigious international award coveted by many high-achieving scholars. That means all but one of the twelve 2019 UofL Fulbrights got their degrees from A&S. Since 2000, A&S has produced an impressive 101 Fulbright scholars!

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Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering

Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering

UofL freshman and political science major Quintez Brown is already making quite an impact. So much so, even former President Barack Obama has taken notice.

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A&S student Evan Gora to speak at Dec. 14 winter commencement

A&S student Evan Gora to speak at Dec. 14 winter commencement

The University of Louisville’s winter commencement will be 7 p.m. Dec.14 at the downtown KFC Yum! Center. Of the more than 1,300 students on track to graduate this semester, 875 plan to take part in the ceremony.

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