By Jay Blanton

Is Donald Trump an anomaly? Are the two political parties at a crisis point? Where does the country go after a presidential election seemingly like no other?
Those questions and more were the topic of this week’s Behind the Blue podcast. To explore the issues raised by this year’s election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Behind the Blue talked with two leading experts at the Univesity of Kentucky — Emily Beaulieu, an associate professor in comparative politics, and...
Published October 20, 2016
“Affrilachia” is the word coined by poet Frank X Walker to signify the importance of the African-American presence in Appalachia, and he's a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. Walker says he has "accepted the responsibility of challenging the notion of a homogeneous all-white literary landscape in this region.”
A native of Danville, Kentucky, Walker is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, currently serves as associate professor in the UK Department of English, and was the 2013-14 poet laureate for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He...
Published October 13, 2016
Our fifteenth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Overhaul of the Kentucky Program Reviews, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with guests Kelly Clark and Alfonso de Torres Nunez from the Kentucky Department of Education the changes in process and format of the KY Program Reviews. Topics include: overall structure, reporting, and changes of the Program Reviews as well as detailed components of the Global Competency/World Language (GC/WL) Assurances and GC/WL Program Review. In the Polyglotting News, updates include state-wide efforts for the Seal of Biliteracy, Universities and Colleges...
Published October 4, 2016
Our fourteenth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, the Seal of Biliteracy, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing with guest Arthur Chou of Velázquez Press aspects of the national movement to honor students with Biliteracy skills. Topics include: the background of the Seal, what the Seal is, advantages it brings to a district or state, and steps one can take towards implementation. If you have an event or idea to share on the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roche (laura.roche@fayette.kyschools....
Published September 19, 2016
On October 1, 2016, the University of Kentucky Department of Biology is hosting BioBonanza, a one-day open house festival.
BioBonanza will be held at the new Academic Science Building at 680 Rose Street on Saturday, October 1 from noon to 4 pm. Free parking is available in the parking garage on Hilltop Avenue, next to the Academic Science Building.
This free event will showcase interactive displays on research taking place in biology at UK. “As soon as you walk through the doors you’ll see all sorts of activities: displays of how...
Published September 15, 2016
It’s been 21 years since Robin Cooper started working in the department of biology in the University of Kentucky College of Arts & sciences. It’s been 130 years since Thomas Hunt Morgan, Kentucky’s first Nobel Laureate, graduated from what is now called UK. What do they have in common? They used the same research organisms: fruit flies and crayfish.
“Thomas Hunt Morgan went on for graduate work and he was awarded the Nobel Prize, working with Drosophila [fruit flies] as a model organism. A lot of people don’t realize though, some of his...
Published September 8, 2016
Published September 8, 2016
Sara Merideth, president of the Kentucky World Language Association, talks about the plans for the KWLA Conference in Louisville from September 15-17, 2016. She also describes her participation in the ACTFL-sponsored Leadership Initiative for Language Learning and the 6 Core Practices of World Language Teaching that are the focus of the LILL meetings. The music from this podcast is Intellectual Flypast by Doctor Turtle, provided by the Free Music Archive. Podcast producer: David Cole.
Published August 29, 2016
Our twelfth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Unique World Language Learning Opportunities, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth discussing in and out school opportunities for learning languages that extend past the traditional middle and high school learning opportunities with Jennifer Kennedy, of Southern Elementary in Fayette County, Lucas Gravitt, of Scott County High School and the Central Kentucky German School, and Emmanuel Anama-Green of Harlan County High School. Topics include: FLES programs, Independent weekend schools/classes, and dual-credit classes. If you have an...
Published July 7, 2016

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Published May 20, 2016


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