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.

Listen to the final installment of Tom Godell's interview with Dr. Capilouto regarding his China trip.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Part two of our conversation with President Capilouto regarding his visit to China.  

The first of three conversations with UK President Capilouto regarding his recent visit to China, where he visited leading research institutions, met with current and potential partner institutions, and talked with UK students studying abroad. 

UK Vice President for University Relations Tom Harris reflects on Commerce Lexington’s recent visit to San Antonio Texas. 

UK's Extension Service

Jun 4, 2012

UK Extension Service Director Dr. Jimmy Henning and the Director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky discuss the many roles and the economic impact of the university’s Extension Service.

First Scholars Program

May 30, 2012

The First Scholars program at UK helps address the unique challenges faced by students who are the first members of their families to attend college. Matthew Deffendall, Director of First Generation Initiatives and Martina Martin, First Scholars Coordinator discus the program and its impact in this interview. 

More information about the First Scholars program is available at 859-257-3532 or


Amanda Gatewood, a 2006 UK Graduate and an epidemiologist for the Kentucky Department of Public Health, recently received a Fulbright Grant to study early childhood development in Kyrgyzstan. She discusses her project and plans for the future with host Tom Godell. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In January a ribbon cutting was held for the first prototype of the University’s Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences (HBEER) initiative. President Capilouto considers this to be one of UK’s most significant accomplishments in the last year. David Biagi, Director of the School of Architecture, provides an update. For a tour of the prototype, see

Music Therapy is an integral part of the treatment process at UK Health Care. Heading up the university’s clinical music therapy program is Dr. Lori Gooding. In this conversation she explains how music helps patients heal and tells us about UK’s brand new graduate program in Music Therapy.

More information about the graduate program is available from Dr. Gooding at


We conclude our Poetry Month series with a conversation with Clay Shields, a student of Nikky Finney who is pursuing an MA in English Literature at UK.