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Journeys to the Center of the Earth: Vanessa Santos

Geologist Vanessa Santos has seen a lot of our planet – inside and out! Since graduating from the University of Kentucky, Santos has worked all over the globe, following her passion for earth sciences, and is currently working with Agapito Associates in Colorado. In this podcast, she talks about her experiences in the UK Geology department (now called the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department), and how students can become successful in their field.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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Coming Full Circle: Bob Burke

Though he no longer lives in Kentucky, Sociology graduate Bob Burke still comes to Rupp Arena now and then for a game. He graduated in 1970 and has landed in Greensboro, North Carolina, serving as President for the Colonial Group. In this interview, he talks about how he came to Kentucky and what came after - and how he wants to give back to the University that helped him along his path to success. He was interviewed by Laura Sutton for this podcast. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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UK History Professor Loves Teaching at His Alma Mater

University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences history associate professor Gerald Smith loved his time on campus so much as an undergraduate and graduate student, he decided to return to his alma mater to share his passion for history.

A Wildcat in the Grand Canyon State: Chris McDaniel

 

The Big Blue Nation spans across more than just the Bluegrass. Chris McDaniel, who graduated from UK with a Psychology degree in 1997, resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and heads up the UK Alumni Club there. He is a chiropractor, writer and filmmaker, among other things. In this podcast, he shares some fond UK memories, talks about his creative and professional endeavors, and gives some advice to current students. This interview was conducted by Laura Sutton.

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President's Blog "146th Commencement"

President Eli Capilouto's blog celebrates the work of UK's student scholars and their experiences while on campus.

Nicholson Wins Kentucky Literary Award

University Press of Kentucky author James C. Nicholson, alumnus and part-time history instructor at the University of Kentucky, has been named as the recipient of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s Kentucky Literary Award for his book The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event.

How the Bluegrass Took the Epsom

In "Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry", James C. Nicholson, part-time instructor in the University of Kentucky Department of History, examines the career of the first Kentucky-born racehorse to win England’s Epsom Derby in 1954.

UK Alum Plays Pivotal Role in Today's Opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library

After a career spent working for the federal government and presidential libraries, UK alum Alan Lowe is the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, which is opening today at Southern Methodist University in Texas.

UK Students to Present Research at Showcase for Undergraduate Scholars

The UK Office of Undergraduate Research, along with SPUR (the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research), and the UK Student Government Association, will host the eighth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Scholars.

Author, Journalist John Egerton to Receive Award for Intellectual Achievement

Writer and alumnus John W. Egerton will receive the 2013 University of Kentucky Libraries Award for Intellectual Achievement presented at the UK Libraries Annual Dinner.

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