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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 Strategic Communications. 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. 

"Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. 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.

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Mar 26, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2019) – The numbers tell a startling and numbing story:

 In 2017, 70,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses – a number that is expected to continue to rise for the near future.

  • The life expectancy of Americans has actually declined each of the last two years, largely driven by...

Mar 18, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2019) - John Thelin is widely regarded as one of the country’s experts on higher education.

The long-time University of Kentucky professor of higher education and public policy has written what many consider to be the definitive history of American higher education – A History of American...

Mar 11, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 11, 2019) – The University of Kentucky community is celebrating Women’s History Month. Throughout March, UKNow will feature the women — past and present — on whose shoulders we stand and whose hard work has made our achievements possible. With a combination of fierce resolve and deep...

Mar 7, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 7, 2019) – What does it mean to plan for not just this year or next year, but for the next five years? 

That’s the innovative idea behind the five-year financial plan known as Our Path Forward. The strategic roadmap is a long-term examination of the revenues UK must generate to meet its mission...

Mar 4, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 4, 2019) - In the late 1960s, P.G. Peeples made his way to the University of Kentucky from the coal town of Lynch in Eastern Kentucky.

He thought he would be a teacher – studies he focused intently on.

But five decades later, Peeples has been marking some 50 years as President/CEO of the Urban...