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On Oct. 17, UK at the Half aired an interview with Mark A. Prendergast, University Research Professor and director of the Neuroscience B.S. Degree Program in the College of Arts & Sciences. Prendergast discusses how neuroscience is expanding opportunities for underrepresented minorities.

 

Published October 19, 2020

By Kody Kiser

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2020) — Beginning Aug. 3 and running through Aug. 22, University of Kentucky offered COVID-19 testing on campus for its approximately 30,000 students — undergraduate, graduate and professional — at no cost to students. The idea was to create a baseline for university officials as plans are implemented for ongoing daily screening, contact tracing and other health measures.

In addition, students moving into residence halls on campus are being provided ‘health...

Published August 24, 2020

By Kody Kiser

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 10, 2020) — The discussions over removal of Confederate memorials in the United States have been some of the more prominent ones in our current cultural landscape. Gaining momentum from other recent social movements that are happening concurrently, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo and beyond, the focus of these discussions now seems to have widened to include memorials and statues that go well further back than the American Civil War, and beyond the borders of this...

Published August 10, 2020

By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis

When you look back at a 45-year career, there are a multitude of moments that stand out. For Allan Butterfield, Professor of Biological Chemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences, his signature discovery grew from just such a Eureka moment on the sidewalk on campus. 

“I was walking back from Sanders-Brown Center on Aging to the Chemistry Building — two or three blocks — I kept asking myself, why are there so many proteins that...

Published April 2, 2020

Now in his 11th year at the helm of the University of Kentucky's largest college, Mark Kornbluh is currently the longest-serving of UK’s 19 deans. The College of Arts and Sciences spans the liberal arts and hard sciences, social science fields and new and emerging areas, such as dual degree programs that focus on world languages and so-called STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Dean Kornbluh is an innovator in thinking about — and acting on — new approaches to teaching, learning, research and discovery. In this edition of "Behind...

Published February 6, 2020

 

Q&A with ENS program director Dr. Betsy Beymer-Farris. For more information about ENS: click HERE!

A transcribed version of the podcast is below:

 

 

What is the Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENS) major?

The ENS major is one of the first of its kind at UK. It is an interdisciplinary major that allows students who are interested in the environment and its complexity and solving some of the pressing issues related to the environment to look at it from multiple...

Published September 27, 2017

By Kody Kiser

Storytelling is an art as old as human civilization. It can cross or establish boundaries, unite or divide cultures, and give context and meaning to our shared existence. Throughout its history, the University of Kentucky has fostered a rich culture of storytelling. Long considered a cradle of Kentucky authors, the university is making headway in supporting the work of authors more representative of the national scene.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," we welcome one of those authors, UK Assistant Professor of English Hannah...

Published December 22, 2016

By Jay Blanton

Is Donald Trump an anomaly? Are the two political parties at a crisis point? Where does the country go after a presidential election seemingly like no other?
 
Those questions and more were the topic of this week’s Behind the Blue podcast. To explore the issues raised by this year’s election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Behind the Blue talked with two leading experts at the Univesity of Kentucky — Emily Beaulieu, an associate professor in comparative politics, and...
Published October 20, 2016
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
 

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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

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Published April 13, 2015

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