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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: January, 2021
Jan 28, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2021) – Christian M. M. Brady was the inaugural TW Lewis Dean of the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky. He is a scholar of ancient Hebrew and Jewish Literature, and has been a long-time national leader in Honors education, coming to UK after a 10-year stint as dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University.

Brady has recently taken on the administrative role of serving as interim dean of UK’s College of Arts & Sciences. Brady also recently authored the book, Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope. It is a Biblical scholar’s poignant examination of grief and grace in the wake of the sudden death of his young son.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, Brady discusses his book, his scholarship, what he loves about honors education at a public research university and his new administrative role.

"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.

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Jan 21, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2021) – As of January 1, 2021, the University of Kentucky’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law has a woman as its permanent dean for the first time in its storied history.

Mary J. Davis, who has taught at UK’s law school for more than three decades, also played a key role in helping to design the college’s expanded and totally renovated building.

Recently, Davis joined Carl Nathe for a ‘Behind the Blue’ podcast interview to talk about her life, her career, and her aspirations for the school.

In this edition of the ‘Behind the Blue’ podcast, Brooks talks with Carl Nathe about the work he and his office are doing in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and more.

"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.

Jan 14, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2021) – In the fall of 1970, a young man from southern Indiana enrolled at the University of Kentucky. Over 50 years later, Keith Elkins remains a part of the Lexington and Kentucky media scene.

In this edition of the ‘Behind the Blue’ podcast, Carl Nathe talks with Elkins, a 1974 graduate of UK, about his family ties to Kentucky and an ongoing career which includes sports radio play-by-play work, television news anchoring, public relations, and now podcasting.

"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.

Jan 7, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2021) – What will the future of energy storage look like? Whether it be batteries for electronic devices like cell phones, laptops, tablets, and smart watches, or for electric cars and hybrid vehicles, or for units that play an integral role in the operations of major power plants, researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) are working to speed the development of the next generation of more efficient and safer battery technology.

The CAER investigates energy technologies to improve the environment. Researchers contribute to technically-sound policies related to fossil and renewable energy.

The CAER is a UK unit that is staffed by professional scientists and engineers, has extensive interactions with faculty members and students, and provides analytical services for outside organizations. CAER adds to the teaching and instruction arm of UK by educating students from pre-college to postgraduate levels and being involved in labor force development for the Commonwealth.

On this episode, UKPR’s Carl Nathe recently talked with UK faculty members Chad Risko and Susan Odom about their work and how this research connects to students in the classroom and the laboratory.

"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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