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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: May, 2019
May 28, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 28, 2019) – Anthropology is the study of human culture in the past and the present. University of Kentucky professor Richard ‘Dick’ Jefferies is now in his fourth decade as a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, within UK’s College of Arts and Sciences.

In his work of teaching, research, and service, Jefferies, an archaeologist, uncovers objects which shed light on how people in Kentucky and elsewhere lived hundreds and even thousands of years ago. 

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR’s Carl Nathe talks with Jefferies about his fascinating career which includes the mentorship of many outstanding students over the years.

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May 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 20, 2019) – Just in case you’re thinking, ‘I have a really busy schedule,’ pause for a moment to consider just what University of Kentucky College of Medicine student Lee Kiefer has ‘on her plate. 

A graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kiefer is trying to qualify for her third consecutive Summer Olympics appearance as a member of Team USA Fencing for 2020. She posted a Top-5 finish at the 2012 Summer Games in London, England and followed that up with a Top-10 finish at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kiefer, who comes from a family of medical doctors, starred as a collegiate fencer at the University of Notre Dame before entering medical school at UK in the fall of 2017. She recently completed her second year of study ahead of schedule and will be taking a one-year leave of absence in order to compete in high-level meets around the world as she strives to earn a spot at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR’s Carl Nathe talks with Kiefer about what it’s like to be an aspiring doctor while chasing her goal of an Olympic medal.

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May 13, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 13, 2019) – Thanks to work spearheaded by University of Kentucky College of Engineering faculty member W. Brent Seales, UK is poised to become the world-class leader in digitally ‘unwrapping’ and restoring one-of-a-kind cultural artifacts, such as ancient manuscripts.

Seales and his students have worked for more than two decades to non-invasively image and unfurl all types of fragile texts, such as Beowulf, the Dead Sea Scrolls and more. Seales, professor and chair of UK’s Department of Computer Science, has earned a reputation as “the man who can read the unreadable.”

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR’s Carl Nathe talks with Seales about his fascinating work and how it energizes him and excites those he teaches.

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May 7, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 7, 2019) – On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” Carl Nathe of University of Kentucky Public Relations talks with Agricultural Economics Professor Mike Reed, who also directs the Office of International Agriculture Programs for UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Reed is optimistic about the future of agriculture in this country and globally.

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