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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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Feb 17, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 17, 2022) – In 2009, Dr. Mark Evers came to Kentucky to serve as the director of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center with one overarching goal in mind: to reduce the significant burden of cancer in our state.

Thirteen years into his tenure, the UK Markey Cancer Center has grown...


Feb 10, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 10, 2022) – In the fall of 2020, the University of Kentucky announced plans to establish a proposed Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies (CIBS) – a multidisciplinary program designed to highlight UK’s growing research around issues of race and racism.

The interdisciplinary institute...


Feb 3, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 3, 2022) – For Kayli Bolton, adversity in life became a driving force during high school. The Corbin, Kentucky native says it was her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis during her sophomore year that influenced her choice of studies in college, along with an interest in biomedical sciences...


Jan 27, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 27, 2022) – When University of Kentucky alum Elle Smith was crowned Miss USA in November, her life changed in an instant.

With her name catapulted into the national spotlight, Smith quickly learned the power of the Miss USA title and platform, and the importance of capitalizing on every open...


Jan 20, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 20, 2022) – Living in a global pandemic has been something everyone has had to adjust to. One of the areas that many people had been previously unaware of, but have now become more educated about, has been public Health.

In 2004, the University of Kentucky established the College of Public...