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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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Feb 25, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2020) – Lexington native and University of Kentucky alumnus George C. Wright is back home for the 2019-20 academic year to help UK celebrate the 70th anniversary of the integration of the university by Lyman T. Johnson. Wright earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UK, and his Ph.D. in history from Duke University. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Kentucky, is a member of UK’s Distinguished Alumni, and was presented the UK Libraries’ Medallion for Intellectual Achievement in 2015.

On this week’s edition of the “Behind the Blue” podcast, Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications talks with Wright about his life, his career, and his ongoing educational efforts.

"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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Feb 18, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2020) – On November 8th,, the University of Kentucky announced a historic $20 million gift to the College of Law from Lexington native and College of Law alumnus J. David Rosenberg and his wife, Dianne. The gift is the third largest single donation in university history.

Founded in 1908, the College of Law was one of the nation’s first state law schools. It is housed in a recently renovated $53 million state-of-the-art building, dedicated in November of 2019. The college has routinely been named among the best values in legal education.

Rosenberg is a senior partner in the Cincinnati firm of Keating, Muething & Klekamp, where he has practiced since 1974. He credits his legal education at the University of Kentucky for his success and leadership roles in law, finance and his community. His endowment will focus on scholarship opportunities for future generations of UK law students and faculty support as the college seeks to retain and recruit outstanding legal scholars.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, UKPR’s Amy Jones-Timoney and Carl Nathe met with Rosenberg on the day of the announcement to discuss his gift, his ties to the University and to Lexington, and his efforts to live a life of service, commitment and giving.

"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.

Feb 12, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2020) – The University of Kentucky continues to make higher education more available and accessible to people throughout Kentucky, across the nation, and around the world. Kathi Kern is UK’s Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. Since 2010, Dr. Kern has served as the director of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching (CELT), working to establish the University as a center for international faculty development.  She is now working to expand the university’s teaching mission into a virtual space with ‘UK Online.’

On this week’s edition of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR’s Carl Nathe visits with Kern to bring us the latest information about ‘UK Online,’ the opportunities provided by new technologies and virtual environments, and how to best bring UK to the students who can’t come to campus.

"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.

Feb 5, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 05, 2020) – Now in his 11th year at the helm of UK’s largest college, Mark Kornbluh is the currently the longest-serving of UK’s 18 deans. The College of Arts and Sciences spans the liberal arts and hard sciences, social science fields and new and emerging areas, such as dual degree programs that focus on world languages and so-called STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Dean Kornbluh is an innovator in thinking about – and acting on – new approaches to teaching, learning, research and discovery. In this edition of Behind the Blue, he talks with Kody Kiser and Jay Blanton about trends in teaching, the importance of diversity, and the special points of distinction that make UK stand out in the 21st century.

"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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