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Talking Trash

April 22 is Earth Day, and LSA senior Samuel McMullen, who went “zero waste” in 2015, would like you to become a zero hero too – or to at least give it a real try.

The Wrestling Chemist

The unlikely story of an alum who went from earning grad degrees in chemistry to being an executive in charge of World Championship Wrestling.

Be A Victor

We strive to support the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, LSA needs you—because the world needs Victors.

Social Science

An Integrated Life

History alumnus Lyman T. Johnson was the grandson of four former slaves. Born and educated in the Jim Crow South, he integrated the University of Kentucky in 1949—five years before <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>.


A Key to What Makes Us Human

LSA linguist Marlyse Baptista believes creole languages not only hold clues about the way languages develop; she thinks they also reveal the way the human tenacity and creativity help language evolve, even under dire circumstances.

Natural Science

Experimental Art

Multimedia entries in this year’s Science as Art competition illustrate a new spin on particles and paint new pictures of science.


The Case for Diversity

Diversity beats sameness, and one LSA professor is out to prove it. With his book The Difference, Scott E. Page (A.B. ’85), an honors math alumnus and current professor of complex systems, political science, and economics, uses math and logic to make the case that higher diversity yields greater tangible benefits. Now, Page gets invited to consult with organizations like the Mellon Foundation, Google, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, and NASA, among others. They’re taking his argument seriously and running with it in the real world.

Likewise, diverse perspectives are vital to the liberal arts mission of LSA. Departments throughout the College see value in diversity—with benefits both tangible and intangible—and are taking action as a result: They’re developing plans and programs to create a more diverse student body and faculty.






The Power of Internships

At LSA, we understand that to change the world takes actually experiencing it. And we are committed to providing our students the support they need in order to pair their LSA education with real-life opportunities. Watch how LSA internships are changing students’ perspectives on their coursework and giving them a crucial advantage in their careers.

LSA Magazine

It's Up to Us

In this issue of LSA Magazine, we tour theoretical uncertainties, journalistic transformations, and reality-bending technologies. Come see what's waiting for us. Welcome to the future.

The Future Is Dark

Can a mysterious substance called dark matter really explain some of the weird things we don’t yet understand about outer space — even though no one’s seen, touched, smelled, heard, or tasted it in decades of searching?

Virtually Everything

The reality revolution is giving us newer and more powerful ways to see, feel, and think. Here’s how we might harness the technology for a better future.

The Changing Times

A deputy managing editor of the New York Times talks about the future of truth and why who is included in the story matters so much.