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The Curse of Rafinesquina: A Prehistoric Mystery with Rebecca Freeman

All over Kentucky, fossilized brachiopods are common. Rebecca Freeman, a lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies brachiopods and how they interacted with their prehistoric environments according to the fossil record. When I interviewed her about a recent line of research that identified a previously unknown species of brachiopod, I also got a ghost story from Lexington, Kentucky.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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New Faculty 2013: Meet Lynn Phillips

The Department of Geography is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Lynn Phillips to its faculty!
 
Phillips isn't exactly new to UK but she does have a new role in the Department of Geography. As a longtime member of the Lexington community, Phillips' research at UK exploring issues of urban planning and growth management will directly stem from the work she has already done on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Planning Commission. 
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Transatlantic Scholarship: Mary Kate Elliott

During the summer of 2013, UK Junior Mary Kate Elliott joined seven other students from around the United States in a month-long Fulbright summer program in England called the Fulbright Nottingham-Trent University Summer Institute. Elliott is working on a double major in English and French, with a minor in Dance. In this podcast, Elliott talks about the Fulbright program and what she has brought back from abroad. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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New Faculty 2013: Meet Ashley Seifert

The Department of Biology is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Ashley Seifert to its faculty!
 
Seifert's work at UK will revolve around exploring the ways in which different organisms can regenerate tissue. The aim being to eventually use that information in order to help people who are either sick or injured. For more information on Seifert's research projects, check out the podcast "Out On A Limb -- The Science of Regeneration." 
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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New Faculty 2013: Meet Michael McGlue

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Michael McGlue to its faculty!
 
McGlue's research background rests in both stratigraphy—or the study of rock layers and layering—and Earth history. In both cases, McGlue aims to answer questions related to environmental change and energy resources. In the decade that McGlue has spent studying these issues, his research has carried him around the world and he has plans to carry it even further here at UK.
 
This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2013 semester.
 

Produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Linguistics Program's Andrew Byrd Discusses Proto-Indo-European Language with BBC Newsday

Just recently, the Linguistics Program's Andrew Byrd was interviewed by the BBC's Newsday radio series. The interview served to highlight Byrd's work studying the "Proto-Indo-European" language which dates back thousands of years. In the interview, Byrd gives listeners a glimpse of the language's history and a chance to hear the language given breath. 

A special thanks to the BBC World Service and The World Today as well as the College of Arts & Sciences and the Linguistics Program for making this podcast possible.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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How To Rock the Geology World: Terry O'Hare

Terry O’Hare, who finished his time at UK with a degree in BS in Geology in 1980, has gone on to start his own company. At the Field Camp Reunion in 2013, he told us about his experiences at UK and at Field Camp, his thoughts on how to succeed with a degree in Geology, and how things have changed since he graduated. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman and recorded by Laura Sutton

 

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Cultivating Fellowship: Pearl James & Katie Cross of Sigma Tau Delta

The University of Kentucky chapter of Sigma Tau Delta—an honor society for students majoring in English—has a lot on its plate. While not entirely new to campus, it has returned to UK with a renewed focus on cultivating fellowship between English majors while also expanding the reach of the department and its students into the Lexington community.
 
At its helm is English Professor Pearl James and student President Katie Cross. In this podcast, they discuss Sigma Tau Delta’s renewed role at UK, highlight the importance of community, and talk about how they hope to put their own UK-stamp on the organization.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Passport to the World: ¡Viva Mexico!

In recent years, the "Passport to the World" program has taken UK to South Africa, China, and Russia, and will celebrate its fourth year by focusing on MexicoProfessors Francie Chassen-Lopez (History) and Chris Pool (Anthropology) are teaming up to coordinate and plan this year’s activities. In this podcast, they talk about what makes Mexico unique and what sorts of events to look for in the coming year. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

Durante los últimos  años, el programa “Passport to the World” a llevado a UK a países como Sur África, China y Rusia. Este año, “Passport to the World” nos llevará a México. Los profesores Francie Chassen-Lopez (History) y Chris Pool (Anthropology) unieron fuerzas para coordinar y planear las actividades de este ano. En este podcast, Chris y Francie nos cuentan sobre aspectos únicos de México, así como también nos familiarizan con el tipo de actividades que se realizarán durante el año.

Este podcast fue producido por Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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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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