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Behind the Blue

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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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 20, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 20, 2017) – This week’s guest on Behind the Blue is Dr. Ken Troske. Dr. Troske is the Associate Dean for graduate programs and outreach in the Gatton College of Business and Richard W. and Janis H. Furst Endowed Chair of Economics at the University of Kentucky, as well as a Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.

Dr. Troske served as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel whose task was to assess the existing condition of America’s financial markets and the regulatory system, as well as to closely monitor the actions of the Treasury Department and financial institutions to determine if their actions are in the best interest of the American economy.

Dr. Troske joins us this week to discuss current trends in American economics, the impact of government collapses like the ones currently happening in Venezuela and Yemen, how countries fall into and climb out of those types of “death spirals,” and more.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Carl Nathe, carl.nathe@uky.edu, (859) 257-3200

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UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue

Sep 13, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 13, 2017) – “There isn’t a university in the U.S. right now that doesn’t have some kind of internationalization or globalization as one of their top priorities,” says Dr. Sue Roberts, UK’s Associate Provost for Internationalization and Director for the UK International Center (UKIC).

From Education Abroad to International Student Recruitment to Global Health and more, the UKIC leads internationalization efforts at the University of Kentucky. The work of the UKIC is supported by the International Advisory Council, a group of globally-engaged faculty and administrators representing each of the University’s 16 colleges, plus other key academic units.

On this week’s episode of Behind the Blue, Dr. Roberts joins us to discuss ‘human’ geography, helping the University on a global stage through her transition to the UKIC, and the wealth of global learning opportunities UK provides both internationally and here at home.

Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of "Behind the Blue" each week. UK's latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue.

Click here for "Behind the Blue" on iTunes.

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Jones-Timoney, amy.jones2@uky.edu, (859) 257-2940

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UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue

Sep 7, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 7, 2017) – The debate surrounding Confederate monuments and statues in public spaces has ebbed and flowed since their creation. This debate seems to be at high point, with the June 2015 murders of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina serving as a springboard into a national spotlight of conversation and controversy.

From Florida to California, from Alabama to Maine, monuments to the Confederacy have been under increased scrutiny and efforts to either preserve them on or remove them from the grounds they occupy.

In an effort to get more perspective on the swirling interest around the future of these statues, this week’s episode of Behind the Blue features Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, from the Department of History in the UK College of Arts & Sciences. A 2016 winner of the UK Alumni Association’s Great Teacher Award, Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on the social and cultural history of the U.S. South in the era of the Civil War and Emancipation.

Dr. Taylor’s first book, The Divided Family in Civil War America (UNC Press, 2005), explored the image and reality of families divided by national loyalties in the Civil War period. Her current book project, Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the U.S. Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps (UNC Press, forthcoming), is a study of the many thousands of men, women, and children who fled slavery during the Civil War.

Dr. Taylor gives a historian’s perspective on how she approaches the discussion regarding these monuments, how many people would be surprised at Kentucky’s actual role in the Civil War, the reactions and insights she gets from students, and more.

Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of "Behind the Blue" each week. UK's latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue.

Click here for "Behind the Blue" on iTunes.

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Jones-Timoney, amy.jones2@uky.edu, (859) 257-2940

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UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue

Sep 1, 2017

A Campus Walk With UK President Eli Capilouto

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 1, 2017) – This fall, members of the Class of 2021 are experiencing a campus that has been transformed with student success at its core.

During the past six years, the University of Kentucky has invested more than $2.3 billion in facilities designed to support students. New residence halls, innovative classrooms and learning spaces, along with modern lab space create boundless opportunities for our newest Wildcats to learn, discover and grow.

With students already moving onto campus, we wanted to spend some time with University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto to get his thoughts on the upcoming academic year.

Since UK’s president loves to walk the campus, this episode of Behind the Blue is taken from our “Campus Walks” video series produced by UK Public Relations & Marketing. Dr. Capilouto joins UKPR’s Amy Jones-Timoney in a discussion on topics including campus renovation, the significance of Maxwell Place, and the mission and responsibility of the University to the Commonwealth.

The idea behind “Campus Walks” is to get out of the office and onto campus with members of the UK community, to have in-depth, authentic conversations about our university with the people working so hard to advance our mission of education, research and service. You can also watch the video of our walk. Click here for segment 1, here for segment 2, here for segment 3, and here for segment 4.

Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of "Behind the Blue" each week. UK's latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue.

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