UK Perspectives

UK Perspectives
4:15 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences

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

UK Perspectives
12:07 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Music Therapy At UK Health Care

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


UK Perspectives
12:35 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

A Conversation with Clay Shields

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.  

UK Perspectives
2:55 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

A Conversation With Greg Collins

Poet Greg Collins, a student of Nikky Finney at UK, discusses his work and reads two of his poems. Please note that the second poem contains adult language and may not be suitable for all listeners. 

UK Perspectives
2:52 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

A Conversation with Shawn Cecil

National Poetry Month

Shawn Cecil, another student of Nikky Finney, talks about her studies at UK and reads two of her poems as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month. 

UK Perspectives
10:24 am
Thu April 12, 2012

A Conversation With Wesley Brown

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month continues with Wesley Brown a DJ at WRFL and a UK English Major who studies poetry with Nikky Finney. 

UK Perspectives
4:39 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

National Poetry Month

UK Main Building

We celebrate National Poetry month via a conversation and poetry reading by two students of Frank X Walker, Hope Johnson and Emily Strange. 

UK Perspectives
10:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

A New Direction For Student Housing

Artist's Conception of Dorm Courtyard (Click Image for Slideshow)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week on UK Perspectives, President Capilouto discusses an innovative public/private partnership that promises to change the way student housing is financed and constructed on our campus.

UK Perspectives
12:56 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Take Back The Night

Take Back the Night 2009

This week, the Director of UK’s VIP (Violence Intervention & Prevention) Center gives us a preview of the Take Back the Night rally, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th in downtown Lexington. 

UK Perspectives
11:27 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Dr. Capilouto Reflects

UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto

This week, UK President Eli Capilouto reflects on his first eight months on campus and provides an update on the current legislative session in Frankfort and proposed cuts to the university’s budget.