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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This week we talk with Dr. Nancy Cox, the new dean of the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment. We discuss the significance of the college’s recent name change and her plans for its future.

A chat with Eric Monday, UK’s Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration. We discuss the potential for public/private partnerships for dining services, plans for the continued revitalization of campus housing, and Monday’s priorities for the future.

On January 23, 2014, the Carnegie Center in Lexington inducted seven new members into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

Diving Into Afrofuturism

Feb 13, 2014

A new course at UK examines the concept of Afrofuturism.

Former U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore, Utah governor, and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will be giving a lecture at Memorial Hall on February 20th at 7:30 PM. 

This week a preview of UK’s 25th annual Economic Outlook Conference which will be held at the Lexington Convention Center on Tuesday February 11th.

This week, UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto joins us to discuss the impact of Governor Beshear’s proposed budget on the University of Kentucky.

This week we meet the brand new director of the UK Arboretum, Molly Davis. She talks about her background and provides a preview of upcoming classes and events at the Arboretum, which is adjacent to the UK campus at 500 Alumni Drive in Lexington. More information about the UK Arboretum is available at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/arboretum/ or by phone at (859) 257-6955.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 15, 2014

Guest host Carl Nathe talks with Terry Allen & Chester Grundy about plans for this year’s Martin Luther King Day celebrations in Lexington.

Kam Jones and her student assistant Ebony Davis of UK’s Center for Community Outreach join us to discuss the Martin Luther King Day of Service, coming up on January 18th at UK.

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