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Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth. That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world.
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Aug 30, 2016

Tracy Campbell views history as a way to explore the paradoxes of humanity and the human condition. 

“We’re human beings. We are complex. We are not perfect,” said Campbell, a University of Kentucky professor of history. “Why do we like Shakespeare? Because it’s not devils versus angels It’s about how the two can usually be in the same head … and that’s a lot more interesting, but it’s also a lot more human … the paradox of American history is what I really enjoy trying to understand.”

Campbell discusses the exploration of those paradoxes in his work at UK and in how he teaches students in this week’s edition of “Behind the Blue,” the podcast produced by UK Public Relations and Marketing that explores the people and events that make UK the university for Kentucky.

Campbell – a native Kentuckian and UK graduate – has been teaching and writing at the University of Kentucky since 1999. Known for his skills as a writer and scholar as well as captivating teacher, Campbell has written books about Kentucky political wunderkind Ed Prichard, explored the political dealings behind the creation of the St. Louis Arch, and delved into the history of election fraud in America. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was named one of UK’s Great Teachers.

Now, he is researching and writing about what he calls a seminal and pivotal moment in American history – the year, 1942, when the country entered World War II and made critical decisions that have shaped the development of the United States. You can read more about Campbell and his work here -- https://history.as.uky.edu/users/tracamp

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Aug 23, 2016

The 2016 Fall Semester has arrived at the University of Kentucky, and with it, the beginning steps for thousands of new students preparing to make their mark on the world… For these students, those beginning steps take them through K Week, the fall welcome week for all new undergraduate students at the University.

This is the second of a two-part series taking a look at the college transition for both students and families. This week, it’s a look at “What to Expect as a New UK Student”, and to help us do that, we’re joined by two guests: Trent Patrick, a K Week Coordinator, and Loretta Stafford, a UK 101 Peer Instructor Liaison. They offer up insight on how to make the most of your K Week experience...

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Aug 16, 2016

For many families, the transition of a child from high school to college brings with it an array of excitement, nervousness, and emotion that they’ve seldom had to experience up to that point.

This is the first of a two-part series on Behind the Blue that will take a look at the college transition for both students and families. We're joined by Nancy Stephens from UK's New Student and Family Programs, to discuss academic success, personal growth, and an abundance of tissues as families see their children step into a whole new world...

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