UK Perspectives

Tom Godell interviews leading faculty, staff and students at the University of Kentucky. Topics range from the fine arts, to cutting edge scientific research, medicine, and sports. New UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto is a regular guest on the program.

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Our topic is Paying Attention. Next week the Gaines Center’s annual Bale Boone Symposium will take an in-depth look at multi-tasking and the impact of digital devices on our lives.

Competition Has Students Summarize For The Prize

Sep 21, 2016

This week we learn about the Three Minute Thesis, a fascinating project that encourages graduate students at UK and around the globe to condense their thesis into a three minute presentation for a lay audience. Our guests are Kaylynne Glover, a PhD student in biology, and last year’s Three Minute Thesis competition winner Sydney Crawley, an entomologist who studies bed bugs.

UK Perspectives: Constitution Day 2016

Sep 14, 2016

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Gammon Fain, director of government relations for the UK Student Government Association, Macario Butler, member of Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences, and Assistant Provost Randolph Hollingsworth about Constitution Day 2016 at the state's flagship university.  Every September 17th schools that receive federal funds are required to stage a program marking the adoption of our country's founding document.  Because Constitution Day falls on a Saturday this year, all activities are being moved to the following Monday, September 19th.


This week Singletary Center’s Matt Gibson previews the shows coming to the Singletary Center this fall, from Ragtime to blues to the Nutcracker.

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Julie Wrinn, Director of the annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference, speaks with Crystal Wilkinson about her new book The Birds of Opulence and her upcoming workshop on Friday September 16th.

UK Now

This weekend marks the ten year anniversary of the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington.  Many of the 49 people who perished that day had ties to the state's flagship university.  Larry Turner was the associate dean for extension in the UK College of Agriculture and the director of the cooperative extension service.  He was on his way to a conference in Puerto Rico that morning.  Dr. Jimmy Henning, who succeeded Dr. Turner in that position shares some of his fond memories of a life well-lived but tragically cut short.

There’s new leadership at the University Press of Kentucky. Leila Salisbury became the Director of University Press on August 1st. In this conversation she discusses the role of university presses in today’s publishing environment and her plans for the future.

James Baker Hall Trades Words For Images

Aug 9, 2016
James Baker Hall

A new exhibit has opened at the UK Art Museum devoted to the photography of one of Kentucky’s most beloved authors: “James Baker Hall: The Poet's Eye”. Curator Janie Welker joins us for a preview.

What To Expect On Big Blue Move Day

Aug 4, 2016

Over 5,000 new and returning students will move in to campus between August 13th and 20th. Supervising the Big Blue Move will be UK’s Executive Director for Auxiliary Services, Sarah Nikirk. On this edition of UK Perspectives, she gives us a preview.

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.