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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: March, 2021
Mar 18, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2021) – The arts play a significant role in the quality of life for many of us. Music, theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, you name it…The work of artists touches us, inspires us, makes us think and so often brings us joy.

Mark Shanda came to the University of Kentucky as dean of the College of Fine Arts in the summer of 2017. In this installment of the ‘Behind the Blue’ podcast, Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications talks with Shanda about the continuing growth of the college, as well as the innovative ways its various units are still connecting with the public in spite of the ongoing pandemic.

"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. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

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Mar 12, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 12, 2021) – These are exciting times in the University of Kentucky College of Design, which prepares both undergraduate and graduate students for a wide array of career opportunities.

Mitzi Vernon is now in her sixth year as dean of the college. Vernon has led the college to develop new programs and expand collaborations with other academic units at UK.

And soon, construction is expected to begin on transforming an older part of campus into the new home for the College of Design, bringing students, faculty and staff together in ways not seen before.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, UKPR’s Carl Nathe interviews Dean Vernon about these topics 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. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Mar 4, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 4, 2021) – Students often are figuratively encouraged to ‘reach for the stars’…Yet there are those who actually follow this aspirational goal in a very literal way.

For example: Longtime University of Kentucky Professor of Physics and Astronomy Gary Ferland, who recently received a very rare honor for his work in blazing new trails in his chosen field.

On this episode of Behind the Blue, UKPR’s Carl Nathe talks with Ferland about his life, his career, and why he loves working with students

"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. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

Mar 2, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2021) – The University of Kentucky is prioritizing student success by providing resources which are making a real difference in improving retention and graduation rates across the institution. Research has proven the higher the percentage of freshman students who return for their sophomore year, the higher the percentage of students who successfully earn their degree.

For the past three decades, Toni Thomas has dedicated her UK career to helping students. On this episode of Behind the Blue, UKPR’s Carl Nathe talks with Thomas about UK CARES, the Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services

"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. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

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