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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.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email 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 9, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 9, 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 and McKinsey & Company,...

Mar 2, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2023) – Dynamic and innovative, the University of Kentucky Department of Arts Administration leads national and international initiatives in teaching, research, professional and community service to educate and inspire responsible arts leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs.

Founded in 1987,...

Feb 23, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 23, 2023) DanceBlue is a University of Kentucky student-run organization that fundraises year-round and culminates in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. The money raised through DanceBlue is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, established to support the kids of the DanceBlue...

Feb 15, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 15, 2023) – The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded May 10, 1930 on Howard University’s campus in Washington, DC. Each organization within the council operates under NPHC’s mission of fostering the cooperative action of its members in addressing matters of mutual concern.

Feb 9, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 9, 2023) – In the summer of 2020, the university launched the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (or DEI) Implementation Plan. With 17 distinct initiatives aligned with the university’s strategic guiding principles, the DEI implementation plan engages hundreds of UK community members in this...