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.

Party For The Planet

Mar 19, 2015
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2015’s Party for the Planet at the UK/LFUCG Arboretum is bigger and better than ever. Arboretum Director Molly Davis joins us with all the details. The complete schedule of Party for the Planet events is available at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/arboretum/calendar_events.php.

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This week on UK Perspectives, we meet a remarkable young woman—a direct descendent of UK founder John Bryan Bowman. Charlotte Bowman Mayer is a freshman at UK. She tells us about her family’s many connections to the university, and her plans for the future.

The Future Of STEAM

Feb 27, 2015

Lexington’s STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) opened in 2013. This unique collaboration between UK’s College of Education and Fayette County Public Schools offers high school students an innovative approach to education. Our guests, Academy Director Tina Stevenson and UK College of Education Professor Justin Bathon tell us about the program and provide a preview of its future.

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This week we talk with new UK Provost Tim Tracy.  The former College of Pharmacy Dean assumed his new role this week as UK's Chief Academic Officer.

A Celebration 150 Years In The Making

Feb 18, 2015
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This week on UK Perspectives we talk to Deirdre Scaggs, Co-Chair of the UK Sesquicentennial Committee, about the university's week-long 150th anniversary celebration.

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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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