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A New Year and a New Look

A New Year and a New Look

Thirty years ago when Prof. Edna Ross (Psychological & Brain Sciences) was teaching in Strickler 102, the burnt orange chairs, brown carpet, and desks just big enough for a spiral notebook were not out of place. The fashions and fads of the seventies had yet to be replaced by the décor of the coming decades.

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I think, therefore I  TUNE IN

I think, therefore I TUNE IN

Meet Popular Music Maven Proffessor Diane Pecknold. Prof. Pecknold, a professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, focuses on popular culture of the twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on the ways that gender and race have shaped the production and reception of popular music.

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 I think, therefore I DIVE IN

I think, therefore I DIVE IN

Meet Liberal Studies Director John Hale. Prof. Hale, director of Liberal Studies and professor of archaeology, not only uses a textbook to instruct students about ancient times in the classroom – he shows them how to get their hands dirty in the discovery of the past at field sites in Greece and Portugal.

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First Vladivostok, now Hong Kong: UofL Diversifies Intercultural Communication

First Vladivostok, now Hong Kong: UofL Diversifies Intercultural Communication

In July 2015, three colleagues from the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences stood for their picture with some of the leaders of the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies in Hong Kong.

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I think, therefore I INSPIRE

I think, therefore I INSPIRE

Meet Art History Professor Christopher Fulton. Prof. Fulton joined the College of Arts & Sciences in 1999. With a background in Renaissance art, he recently began investigating Mexican art and co-curated an exhibition of works by David Alfaro Siqueiros. He is currently preparing books on Siqueiros's creative practice and on Milton Rogovin's photographs of working people.

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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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Meet the Professor Fall 2015

Meet the Professor Fall 2015

A University of Louisville luncheon lecture series this fall will serve up research samplings ranging from modern U.S. work-family conflict to depictions of the Italian Renaissance, Egyptian monuments and Israeli kibbutz life.

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The Quiet Alarm

The Quiet Alarm

New Arts & Sciences Prof. Andreas Elpidorou’s (Philosophy) latest article for Aeon Magazine on the importance of boredom in a well-lived life.

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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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A&S welcomes 24 new professors in the 2015-2016 academic year

A&S welcomes 24 new professors in the 2015-2016 academic year

The College of Arts & Sciences is the research hub of UofL, with faculty publishing more than 600 scholarly articles each year and raising more than $38 million for research in the past five years. As part of efforts to continually improve and add to the quality, quantity, and reputation of the scholarly activities in A&S, the college will welcome 24 new professors in the 2015-2016 academic year.

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2015 Yarmuth Book Award Winners

2015 Yarmuth Book Award Winners

High school juniors who won the 2015 University of Louisville Yarmuth Book Award were given UofL professor Catherine Fosl’s book about Kentucky civil rights activist Anne Braden.

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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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I think, therefore I CREATE

I think, therefore I CREATE

Meet Fine Arts (’11) Alumna Alexia Serpentini. Currently heading up the rebrand of GE Consumer, Alexia lets us in on how her Fine Arts degrees – and her undergraduate studies in the arts and sciences – inform her work in the corporate world, and how her business experience affects the way she approaches her work as an artist. She emphasizes the importance of looking for, and finding, inspiration in unlikely places and keeping your eyes, ears, and heart open to the world around you.

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New Chemistry Instrument Vastly Expands Research Capabilities

New Chemistry Instrument Vastly Expands Research Capabilities

The College of Arts & Sciences’ Center for Regulatory, Environmental and Analytical Metabolomics (CREAM) just installed a cutting edge instrument that will be used by researchers in the departments of Chemistry, Biology, Bioengineering, and Biomedical Sciences, as well as those from other universities around the country.

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International scholars learn US literature at its roots

International scholars learn US literature at its roots

Seventeen globe-trotting professors were in Louisville this June and July for an intensive summer institute of scholarship and travel organized by the University of Louisville’s College of Arts & Sciences and funded by the U.S. State Department.

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I think, therefore I ILLUMINATE

I think, therefore I ILLUMINATE

Meet CCHS Director Aaron Jaffe. Professor Jaffe, Department of English, leads the U.S. Department of State’s summer Institute on Contemporary Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at UofL.

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Was Charlotte Brontë Gay?

Was Charlotte Brontë Gay?

University of Louisville English Professor Deborah Lutz writes about Charlotte Bronte’s work and analyzes why Charlotte was so focused on female erotic liaisons in an issue of OUT Magazine.

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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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