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LSA Announces New Cohort of Collegiate Fellows

As part of an ambitious hiring strategy, LSA aims to strengthen the pipeline of top faculty committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in academia.

LSA Beach Reads

Want to keep up with LSA this summer? Browse through our summer reading list and find some recent books by faculty and alumni that will feed your brain and entertain you.

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 Sciences

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 Brown v. Board of Education.

Humanities

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 Sciences

Experimental Art

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

SPOTLIGHT on LSA

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

Have You Heard?

In this issue of LSA Magazine, we connect with podcasters and protesters, researchers and raconteurs in order to learn to listen a little more closely to the world around us.

The Music and the Mosaic

One LSA alumna shows the twenty-first-century women’s movement at work around the world.

Get Together

It often seems like Democrats and Republicans can’t agree about anything. One LSA course helped students from across the political spectrum move beyond partisanship and focus their attention on solving the problems everyone can see.

How to Science: Experiments in SciComm

A new podcast about science from LSA insists on going beyond the beaker and past stereotypes to see how science is human, beautiful, and accessible. How to communicate all that? The way you communicate anything—by pulling other people into the fold.