Denis Goldberg is a social campaigner from South Africa who actively worked against apartheid. Goldberg was arrested and tried in the Rivonia Trial alongside Nelson Mandela, being imprisoned for 22 years before his release on the condition of his exile from South Africa. After the South African transition to democracy in 1994, ...

Published April 23, 2014

While many students enjoyed their spring breaks with their toes in the sand, a few english graduate students dedicated themselves to an intense writing bootcamp, hosted by the Let’s Write! program...

Published April 21, 2014

When many people think about Kentucky, bourbon is one of the first things to come to mind. While bourbon, wine, and beer are popular staples in Kentucky, many people hold misconceptions about how it is produced. Bert Lynn, a professor of Chemistry, hopes to dispel many of these myths while also introducing his students to the history and chemistry of beer, wine, and distilled spirits in his course, Spirit Chemistry. In this podcast, Lynn talks about his hopes and excitement for...

Published April 17, 2014

The University of Kentucky's own MacAdam Observatory provides students with the opportunity to use the most powerful telescopic lenses on campus and see the universe. On clear nights, students are welcome to join director Tim Knauer and his graduate assistants as they look out into the stars and observe those celestial bodies.

Here, Tim and assistants Kyle and Aaron join us to talk about running the observatory and their experiences there.

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Published April 11, 2014

What do Ouita Michel, Nelson Mandela, and food have in common? In this first installment of the Nelson Mendela Lecture Series, Ouita Michel, local chef and restaurant owner, speaks about her own commitment to building community. In this lecture, Ouita Michel and Melynda Price, Director of the African American and Africana Studies program,...

Published April 8, 2014

University of Kentucky professors Karen Petrone and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby have helped bring a distinctly Russian flavor to UK. In addition to their departments, they are both a part of the Russian Studies program and helped organize 2012's Russian-themed Passport to the World events.

Here, the professors give us a brief history of Ukraine and Russia, including glimpses at the origins of their international relationship and the current thought processes of their most...

Published April 2, 2014

University of Kentucky alumni really do get all around the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (International Studies/Geography 2013) traveled to Ukraine after her graduation as part of a 27 month long service period with the United State Peace Corps. Unfortunately, Gwen and other Peace Corps volunteers were forced to evacuate from the area in February 2014 due to mounting safety concerns.

Here, Gwen tells us about her time in Ukraine, the people and culture of the nation, and what it was like working there with the Peace Corps.

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Published April 1, 2014

The College of Arts & Sciences is collaborating on an effort to revitalize science education with the addition of a new science building. Born with ecological ideals in mind, this building will create a learning environment unlike any other on campus as classrooms engage students with the incorporation of nature into the building’s design itself. In this podcast,...

Published March 28, 2014

Kentucky’s First Annual Japanese Speech Contest was held in Lexington on March 1st, 2014. The speech contest invited high school and college level students from around the state to compete in various categories, based on their level of Japanese study. One University of Kentucky student, Faiyad Mannan, a double major in...

Published March 26, 2014

Greenhouse, the new Living Learning Program put together by a partnership between the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is opening its doors next semester. As an incentive for students to join the new community, Greenhouse has organized a giveaway of several new bikes.

Here, UK Office of Sustainability Coordinator Shane...

Published March 25, 2014


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