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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: April, 2019
Apr 30, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2019) – Now in her eighth year on the faculty of the University of Kentucky, Alison Gustafson is very happy to be a Wildcat. Gustafson is  associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition within UK’s  College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 

Along with her classroom teaching, Gustafson does extensive research and outreach focused on helping people make healthier food choices.

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR’s Carl Nathe talks with Gustafson about her work to help Kentuckians make real strides in the battle against chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Through the efforts of Gustafson and her colleagues, hopeful signs are appearing on the horizon. 

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For questions or comments about this or any other episode of “Behind the Blue, “ email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu (mail to: BehindTheBlue@uky.edu) or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue.

Apr 23, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 23, 2019) – The University of Kentucky Alumni Association started the Great Teacher Award program in 1961 to honor excellent teaching at the university. There have been 296 awards given since that first year. Nominations may only be submitted by current students.

To receive the award, a candidate must:

  • Hold the rank of full-time lecturer or above and have been a member of the faculty for the past three years at UK
  • Have superior knowledge of the subject matter
  • Have original and innovative classroom presentations
  • Demonstrate concern for students, both inside and outside the classroom setting
  • Not have been a recipient of the award for the past 10 years

A committee of 17 members of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors and a representative from the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa select the recipients based on objective rating and ranking of the eligible nominations submitted.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, UKPR’s Amy Jones-Timoney talks with two of the six Great Teacher Award winners for 2019.

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

Apr 16, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2019) – The University of Kentucky Alumni Association started the Great Teacher Award program in 1961 to honor excellent teaching at the university. There have been 296 awards given since that first year. Nominations may only be submitted by current students.

To receive the award, a candidate must:

  • Hold the rank of full-time lecturer or above and have been a member of the faculty for the past three years at UK
  • Have superior knowledge of the subject matter
  • Have original and innovative classroom presentations
  • Demonstrate concern for students, both inside and outside the classroom setting
  • Not have been a recipient of the award for the past 10 years

A committee of 17 members of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors and a representative from the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa select the recipients based on objective rating and ranking of the eligible nominations submitted.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, UKPR’s Amy Jones-Timoney talks with two of the six Great Teacher Award winners for 2019.

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

Apr 10, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2019) – The University of Kentucky Alumni Association started the Great Teacher Award program in 1961 to honor excellent teaching at the university. There have been 296 awards given since that first year. Nominations may only be submitted by current students.

To receive the award, a candidate must:

  • Hold the rank of full-time lecturer or above and have been a member of the faculty for the past three years at UK
  • Have superior knowledge of the subject matter
  • Have original and innovative classroom presentations
  • Demonstrate concern for students, both inside and outside the classroom setting
  • Not have been a recipient of the award for the past 10 years

A committee of 17 members of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors and a representative from the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa select the recipients based on objective rating and ranking of the eligible nominations submitted.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, UKPR’s Amy Jones-Timoney talks with two of the six Great Teacher Award winners for 2019.

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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