From student, to professor, and on to research economist and policy adviser - one thing has remained constant in Dan Waggoner’s life - his love of math and how it has influenced his perspective. In this podcast, Laura Sutton chats with Waggoner about his current role as a research economist and policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and how his history in academia and position as a mathematician prepared him for this opportunity. 
This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard


Published June 25, 2015

University of Kentucky alumnus Robert Young developed an innovative career as a doctor soon after leaving UK, but now finds himself the co-owner of Bending Branch, a small, family-owned winery in Texas. Listen in as Laura Sutton speaks with Young about his time at the University of Kentucky and how his educational transitioned into his medical career and interest in producing wine.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard


Published April 13, 2015

Our latest Office Hours episode brings you a new host along with a hot topic -- Cuba! In this episode, Sarah Shuetze interviews Peter Berres, former Assistant Dean in the College of Health Sciences and professor of Political Science, and Stan Brunn, ...

Published January 23, 2015

In Fall of 2015, a new initiative to connect campus and community will open its doors. LEXengaged, a Living Learning Community connecting undergraduate students to the city of Lexington, will welcome its first students. Lynn Phillips and Rosie Moosnick, faculty advisors and co-directors of the program, explain LEXengaged and the inspiration behind it. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.


Published July 30, 2014

College is always a growing experience, and for UK graduate William Snyder, it was a particularly memorable one. 60 years after his graduation, he still recalls his time at the University of Kentucky fondly. He recounts how his time at UK led to his admission to Vanderbilt and how he came to be interested in opthalmology, and concludes with some advice to the students of today.


Published May 16, 2014

Being a female anthropologist in the 60's was no bed of roses. Martha Ann Rolingson, who graduated from the University of Kentucky, recounts the differences she saw over time while working in the field. She touches on her story of how she arrived at UK, how the role of women in science has changed over time, and gives some advice for current students.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.


Published May 16, 2014
University of Kentucky alumni make names for themselves all across the world. Loretta Williams is now employed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, which has been consistently ranked the number one cancer care hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Williams believes in making the most of the opportunities presented to you, and credits taking a chance on an experimental psych course at UK with teaching her this lesson. ...
Published February 19, 2014
University of Kentucky alumni Don Puckett and Paul Skiermont are not engineers and don't have science backgrounds (unless their Political Science degrees count). That, however, has not stopped them from joining together as lawyers specializing in highly technical patent litigation. 
According to Puckett and Skiermont, the secret to their success was a liberal arts education from UK's College of Arts & Sciences.
Published January 13, 2014

Though he no longer lives in Kentucky, Sociology graduate Bob Burke still comes to Rupp Arena now and then for a game. He graduated in 1970 and has landed in Greensboro, North Carolina, serving as President for the Colonial Group. In this interview, he talks about how he came to Kentucky and what came after - and how he wants to give back to the University that helped him along his path to success. He was...

Published July 10, 2013


The Big Blue Nation spans across more than just the Bluegrass. Chris McDaniel, who graduated from UK with a Psychology degree in 1997, resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and heads up the UK Alumni Club there. He is a chiropractor, writer and filmmaker, among other things. In this podcast, he shares some fond UK memories, talks about his creative and professional endeavors, and gives some advice to current students. This interview was...

Published May 10, 2013


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