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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: March, 2020
Mar 29, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 29, 2020) – The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, with patients reporting cases of fever and acute respiratory illness. Since that time, other countries, including the U.S., have seen cases of the illness.

As a diverse and globally engaged research institution with a world-class academic medical center, the University of Kentucky has been closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak and their potential impacts on the university community. The health and safety of our faculty, staff and students is our highest priority.

On the academic side, UK is one of many universities to move its classes online using channels such as Zoom – a video conferencing platform – as part of an effort to reduce the number of people on campus. It’s all part of a plan to use ‘social distancing’ to minimize exposure to the virus throughout the community, in order to reduce the case load hospitals may face at any one time. This helps alleviate an overload in the need for beds, personal protective gear, ventilators, and other medical equipment and resources.

On this week’s edition of the “Behind the Blue” podcast, Kody Kiser and Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications talks with UK Chief Communications Officer Jay Blanton about the work being undertaken across campus, UK HealthCare, and across the Commonwealth to adapt to these challenging conditions, work to save lives, and continue to be Kentucky’s indispensable institution.

"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.

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

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Mar 25, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2020) – 2019-20 has been quite a year for the University of Kentucky’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law, including a first-place finish for a pair of its students at a prestigious national championship competition.

On this week’s edition of the “Behind the Blue” podcast, Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications talks with faculty member Jennifer Bird-Pollan (pronounced Pole – in) about these and other outstanding students at the law school, as well as her own career.

"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.

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

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Mar 18, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2020) – Hundreds of veterans are enrolled in classes at the University of Kentucky. Since its founding nearly 12 years ago, the UK Veterans Resource Center has been a central source of help and comfort for these vets who are pursuing everything from bachelor’s degrees to advanced graduate and professional degrees.

On this week’s edition of the “Behind the Blue” podcast, Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications talks with office director Tony Dotson about the origins of the center and the resources it provides.

"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.

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

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Mar 11, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 11, 2020) – The University of Kentucky and its College of Agriculture, Food and Environment continue to build on their tradition of helping the people of Kentucky in myriad ways. As an example, UK’s Cooperative Extension Service is bringing new energy and resources to bear in tackling the state’s opioid crisis and other addiction issues.

On this week’s edition of the “Behind the Blue” podcast, Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications talks with Jennifer Hunter and Alex Elswick about how their work with extension partners in all 120 counties of the Commonwealth is making a real difference.

"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.

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

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Mar 4, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 4, 2020) – Mike Richey came to the University of Kentucky from Muhlenberg County in the fall of 1969 as a freshman. Now in his 51st year on campus, his great love for UK continues to grow and he demonstrates it every day as the institution’s chief philanthropy officer.

On this week’s edition of the “Behind the Blue” podcast, Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications talks with Richey about ‘Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign for the University of Kentucky’ and other topics.

"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.

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

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

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