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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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Oct 29, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2019) – The University of Kentucky recently welcomed Julian Vasquez (pronounced Vas-Kez) Heilig (pronounced High-ligg) to its family as the new dean of the College of Education. 

Heilig brings a strong research background to the post together with a zest for improving educational opportunities...

Oct 22, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2019) –University of Kentucky researcher April Young and her team have spent the last two years in Eastern Kentucky communities, working to assess and gather information on substance use in those areas for a project known as Kentucky Communities and Researchers Engaging to Halt the Opioid...

Oct 15, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2019) – The University of Kentucky College of Social Work prepares its students for careers of service across a spectrum of important areas touching virtually every segment of our society. Earlier this year, faculty member Jay Miller was named as the college’s new dean. 

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Oct 8, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2019) – The University of Kentucky Alumni Association is fortunate to have consistently strong leadership from volunteers year in and year out. This 2019-20 academic year is no different as Danville native and proud UK graduate Taunya Phillips brings her passion and dedication to the role of...

Oct 1, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2019) – The University of Kentucky recently received an $8.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Clinical Research Center as part of the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) to support research...