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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. 

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Apr 30, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2020) –John Thelin is widely considered one of the pre-eminent historians of higher education in America. His work – A History of Higher Education in America – is considered a seminal work regarding the evolution of colleges and universities in this country. He is a prolific writer and...

Apr 23, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 23, 2020) –Among his many duties, UK’s Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Eric N. Monday has helped lead the crisis response of the university to COVID-19. It’s something he has a great deal of experience in, having helped lead responses to two major hurricanes while...

Apr 16, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2020) – In 1918, as the United States sent troops to the Western Front for the final months of World War I, an influenza pandemic raged across the globe, infecting nearly a quarter of the world’s population of around 500 million at that time. The death toll was immense, with estimates...

Apr 9, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 9, 2020) – Kentucky is currently one of 14 states that has postponed its election primary. The voting day in the Commonwealth has been changed from May 19 to June 23. As states around the country weigh the costs of postponing vs. the potential risks of keeping schedules in the face of...

Apr 3, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2020) – Rebecca Dutch has been at the University of Kentucky for nearly 20 years. She is considered a leader in the field of virology – the study of viruses -- and now serves as chair of UK’s Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry.

But her newest field of exploration is unlike...