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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Next week, the University of Kentucky's Martin Luther King Center will host a screening of Dear White People, a 2014 film that follows several African-American students and how they fit in at a mostly white university.  For this week's UK Perspectives, Chase Cavanaugh sat down with the center's director, Kahlil Baker, to discuss the movie and how it touches on race. 

Relationship Checkup

Feb 5, 2015
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Valentine’s Day is looming—and it’s a perfect time to start a new routine: your annual relationship checkup. On this edition of UK Perspectives, Ron Werner Wilson, chair of UK’s Department of Family Services, explains why you should schedule your free checkup now. Appointments may be scheduled between Monday February 9 and Tuesday February 17, including Valentine’s Day at the Family Center on the UK Campus. The Center will be closed on Sunday February 15. The appointment line is 257-7755.

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This weekend, University of Kentucky student musicians will sync a live, real time performance of the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack with the 1968 Stanley Kubrick classic at the Singletary Center.

This week on UK Perspectives we discuss a new companion website for the university's new Rooted In Our Communities Appalachia initiative.  Special guest is Mallory Powell, communications director for the UK center for clinical and translational science, who will serve as the site's curator.

This week Carl Nathe is our guest host. He and George Brown discuss activities planned for this year’s observance of Martin Luther King Day on January 19th.

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This week UK Perspectives visits with President Eli Capilouto about the new "Rooted in our Communities" Appalachian initiative recently undertaken by the school.

To promote sustainability at UK, the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee awarded $100,000 to seven campus teams earlier this month. UK Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder and Suzette Walling of the Tracy Farmer Institute discuss these seven projects and their impact on campus and the Lexington community. More information is available at sustainability.uky.edu/challengegrants.

This week we eavesdrop on a conversation between UK African American Studies professor DaMaris Hill and her student Nathan Moore. Under discussion is a recent anthology that showcases multiculturalism and characters of color – Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism & Beyond edited by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall.

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Megan Mummey, a collections management archivist at the University of Kentucky, discusses a history of hemp exhibit at the Margaret I. King Library.

New Book On Belle Brezing Penned By Maryjean Wall

Nov 12, 2014

UK History instructor Maryjean Wall has authored a new book on one of Lexington's most colorful, historical characters.

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