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Sailing to Success: Alumnus Roger Coldiron

Captain Roger Coldiron has seen it all. Coldiron graduated from A&S and went on to have a career with the U.S. Navy - a line of work which took him all over the world. In this podcast, Coldiron reflects on his career and how his education with Arts & Sciences gave him skills and knowledge that he used at home and abroad.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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A Layered Look: Alumna Audrey Rooney

Audrey Rooney received a doctoral degree from the Department of History in 1997. Her dissertation was a biography of the Ottonian cathedral of St. Mauritius in Magdeburg, Germany, and her research prior to that included a variety of subjects within art history, including studying the drawings beneath frescoes. In this podcast, Rooney reflects on her experiences as a doctoral student and researcher, and how the University of Kentucky is a cultural resource for students and community members alike. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman and edited by Sam Burchett. Our alumni correspondent, Lauren Kidd, conducted the interview.

 

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USS Kentucky's Commander Is a Proud UK Alum

For U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Smith, the journey that began at UK has taken him around the world and deep below the ocean's surface, as captain of the USS Kentucky, a nuclear submarine.

Carving a Path to Success: Alumnus Jim Shields

Jim Shields graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1974 and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, a company that develops and markets prescription medications. In this podcast, Shields talks about his academic choices at the University of Kentucky and how they prepared him for his career. 

Shields was interviewed by Lauren Kidd. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Fond Memories of UK From UK Alumnus Zell Schulman

UK has not always been the large research university it is now. When Zell Schulman graduted from UK in 1950, UK was a much smaller institution. In this short podcast, Zell Schulman talks about her time at UK in the late 40s and early 50s, including an anecdote about playing varsity basketball.

 

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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From Japanese to a Job: An Interview with Recent Graduate Kenneth Taylor

Recent UK  graduate Kenneth Taylor had been interested in Japanese since high school, so when the College of Arts & Sciences began offering a full degree program for the Japanese Language, Kenneth couldn't turn the opportunity down, nevermind that he was already studying mechanical engineering. In this podcast, Kenneth discusses why he chose Japanese Studies and Mechanical Engineering and what he is doing with his degrees.

 

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

 

 

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Classics Alum Casey Carmichael Receives Prestigious Doctoral Fellowship in Germany

 

By Guy Spriggs

casey genevaCasey Carmichael, who earned his masters degree in Classics at the University in Kentucky in 2010, has been awarded six-month doctoral fellowship from the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany.

From Fulbright to a Full Life: A Conversation with Alumnus John T Bondurant

The College of Arts & Sciences has had many Fulbright recipents in its long history. John T Bondurant, a 1956 graduate of the college, recieved his Fulbright as an undergraduate at the College in the 1950s. In this podcast, Mr. Bondurant recounts his experiences during his Fulbright year in Scotland and also discusses how his liberal arts education helped him in throughout his career and life.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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UK Students, Alum Named Fulbright Recipients

Two A&S students, Amanda Gatewood (English) and Veronica Miranda (Anthropology) to receive Fullbright Scholarships.

UK Alumnus Wendell Berry Delivers Jefferson Lecture in Washington

Kentucky poet, novelist, environmentalist and University of Kentucky alumnus Wendell Berry delivered the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities last night in Washington, D.C.

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