In the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the High Energy Theory Group is a collection of faculty, students, and post-doctoral researchers, investigating the origin and nature of matter and forces. The six faculty members of the group are Sumit Das, Terrence Draper, Michael Eides, Bing-An Li, Keh-Fei Liu, and Alfred Shapere. In this interview, Sumit Das describes the diverse research goals of the group, talks about applying string theory to the origins of the universe, and tells young physicists to follow their hearts.


Published November 16, 2011

UK Geography Professor Richard Schein discusses student involvement in the Lexington community via his new class, Community 101. This podcast was produced by WUKY.

Published November 14, 2011

This year UK's College of Arts and Sciences is bringing China to the Commonwealth through an extensive series of lectures, activities, and events. Keiko Tanaka discusses November's "Year of China" events with host Tom Godell on WUKY's series, "UK Perspectives." 

The interview was originally posted on WUKY's website. 

Published November 14, 2011

Summer Eglinski is an adviser for Education Abroad, specializing in Spanish speaking countries. In this interview, Summer explains what Education Abroad is, what some of the common misconceptions about working and studying abroad are, and makes suggestions for A&S students interested in studying abroad.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

Published November 11, 2011

Marro Inoue is the Director of the Japan Studies program. In this interview, Inoue gives a brief overview of the opportunities that the Japan Studies program offers. 

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Published November 7, 2011

At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Melissa Stein is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and researches scientific and cultural constructions of the body around race, gender, and sexuality.

Figure 1. Citizenship and the Bearded Caucasian. In the nineteenth century, citizenship was...

Published November 4, 2011

Mark Kornbluh, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences was the guest on last night's "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. Transylvania University game that aired on radio last night.  "UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Marketing.

To hear the "UK at the Half" interview, click on the play button below. To view a transcript of the "UK at the Half" interview, ...

Published November 3, 2011

Sean Parkin uses x-ray technology to determine the molecular structure of crystals for the UK Chemistry Department. UK's Crystallography lab has some of the best equipment in North America.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Published November 3, 2011

Spencer Dillehay is a Blackboard expert! Blackboard is the course management system utilized by the University of Kentucky for its online and distance-learning courses. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Published November 3, 2011

Judith Gatton Prats is the Director of UK’s Writing Center and a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media. Next semester, Gatton Prats will be teaching a class, “Writing Center Peer Tutoring” (AS 300/WRD 324), which will help students prepare to be peer tutors in the writing center. The class is one of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media’s groundbreaking course offerings for Spring 2012. For more information about the Writing Center, visit their WordPress and...

Published November 2, 2011


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