The gridiron isn’t the only place to savor University of Louisville’s prowess on Saturdays this fall. UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences will resume free game-day educational programs featuring the academic expertise of its own “A&S All Stars.”

Organizers hope football fans will kick off their home-game Saturdays at the 10 a.m. events in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, which co-sponsors the series of presentations and refreshments. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Although the talks are free, registration is recommended at

Here’s the fall A&S All Stars lineup:

Sept. 12 – “Ancient Louisville: 10,000 Years of Forgotten History at the Falls of the Ohio” with John Hale, archaeologist and UofL Liberal Studies Project director (UofL vs. Houston).

Sept. 26 – “Screaming Fans and YouTube Sensations: Tween Girls and Popular Music” with Diane Pecknold, women’s and gender studies associate professor (UofL vs. Samford).

Oct. 24 – “Going Local: Why What You Put in Your Brain, Body, Bag and Backyard Matters,” alumni panel (Homecoming – UofL vs. Boston College).

Nov. 7 – “Glaciers, Ice Sheets and Climate Change: Implications for the Global Warming Debate” with Keith Mountain, geography and geosciences chair (UofL vs. Syracuse).

Nov. 14 – “#FlawlessFeminism: Black Feminisms and the Beyhive” with Kaila Story, Pan-African studies and women’s and gender studies associate professor (UofL vs. Virginia).

For more information, contact Lindsey Brown Ronay at 502-852-3252 or

Judy Hughes
Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.