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.

We’re cooking this week—literally.

An introduction to the world of Landscape Architecture with Dr. Chris Sass of UK’s Department of Landscape Architecture and his student Rachel Cunningham. For more information about this fascinating field of study at UK, visit

UK President Eli Capilouto led the effort to obtain a five year $2.5M National Science Foundation grant to improve diversity in STEM education. He explains on this edition of UK Perspectives.

This week, UK President Eli Capilouto stops by the WUKY studios to provide us with an update on the legislative session that concluded on Wednesday at midnight.

Jennifer Rice, Director of Composition for Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies, and her PhD student Craig Crowder discuss UK’s Spring Writing Gallery, a showcase for the best non-fiction writing at the university. This year’s gallery includes videos, podcasts and more traditional essays at

UK Looks Forward

Mar 25, 2014

This week UK Provost Dr. Christine Riordan has an update on the strategic planning process at UK.

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Our guest Melanie Matson of UK’s VIP Center gives us a preview of this year’s Take Back the Night rally and march. The event takes place on Wednesday, March 26. You can find more info at

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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.