UK Perspectives

UK Perspectives: GEAR UP Summer Academy

Jul 20, 2016

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Assistant Provost Randolph Hollingsworth and Matthew Deffendall, director of UK First Generation Initiatives about the GEAR UP Summer Academy; a three week program that helps Kentucky high school students experience total immersion as college enrollees.

This week on UK Perspectives Tom Godell talks with Tim Tracy, university provost about the proposed 2016-17 spending plan which is expected to be approved by the board of trustees next week.

UK Health Care

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Dr. Mark Evers, director of the UK Markey Cancer Center, about his annual state of the cancer center address.

How UK Plans To Navigate Tight Budget Times

May 10, 2016

We quiz Eric Monday, UK’s Executive VP for Finance and Administration, about the university’s budget in light of the recent 4.5% reduction in state funding for higher education.

UK Now

The University of Kentucky's 149th May Commencement ceremonies take place this Sunday.  UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Christina Walker, a former soldier who will be donning the cap and gown and walking the aisle with more than a thousand other graduates.  When she and her husband enrolled at UK they set out on another important mission; one that would lead Christina to receiving her degree in communications, and acceptance to law school. 

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The University of Kentucky's 149th May Commencement ceremonies take place this Sunday, Mother's Day at Rupp Arena.  Guest host Alan Lytle talks with Shalara Wells, who'll be graduating with an animal science degree.  Her achievement is exceptional considering she worked full time, raised a child and took care of her dying mother during her four years at UK.

Arboretum Branching Out For Arbor Day

Apr 26, 2016

We visit the Arboretum and talk with director Molly Davis about plans for their annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday April 30, 2016. (This interview was recorded in advance, so when we say “tomorrow” we are referring to Saturday April 30.) More information is available here.

University of Kentucky

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Diane Snow, director of Undergraduate Research at UK.

Deep Roots: A Conversation With Tom Kimmerer

Apr 5, 2016
Tom Kimmerer

Venerable Trees is the latest book from scientist, photographer & former UK faculty member Tom Kimmerer. We caught up with the author at Lexington’s Castlewood Park where he talked to us about the book, the unique trees surrounding the Loudon House, and what the future holds for the oldest trees in the Bluegrass.

Joe Conkwright

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with equine journalist Samantha Lederman who will soon begin her new assignment covering the horse industry for WUKY.  It's a return for Samantha as she previously anchored local news for UK's public radio flagship station in the late '90's and early 00's.

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