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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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Jul 27, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2023) – In November 2022, Rosalie Mainous became the sixth dean of the UK College of Nursing.

A Lexington native and University of Kentucky doctoral graduate, Mainous has held many leadership positions including director of academic nursing development at the American Association...

Jul 20, 2023


As a young child, Dr. Emily Marcinkowski spent a lot of time in the hospital, but not as a patient. Her mother, a single parent, worked as an Operating Room Scrub Nurse, which led to Marcinkowski spending a fair amount of time in the OR and offices during...

Jul 13, 2023


According to the National Women’s Business Council annual report, 42% of all U.S. businesses are owned by women, and in 2019 those businesses employed over 9.4 million workers.

However, based on the annual Women in the Workplace study by

Jul 6, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2023) – 1990 saw the first group recognized for the Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Teaching for Tenured and Nontenured Faculty and Teaching Assistants. The Awards were established by the Office of the Provost to reward and encourage excellence in teaching.

In accordance with the...