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Guzman Receives NSF Career Award for Environmental Chemistry

UK chemistry professor Marcelo Guzman was recently awarded the prestigious, National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award, a five-year grant for his research, education, and outreach efforts in the field of environmental chemistry.

Out On A Limb -- The Science of Regeneration: Ashley Seifert

Biology Professor Ashley Seifert describes his job as a scientist and educator at the University of Kentucky as one of the best gigs around. It’s hard to disagree. 
 
Seifert only recently joined UK but he is already making big plans for the research he hopes to conduct. His background is one of a developmental and regeneration biologist meaning he studies creatures—mainly vertebrates—who have the ability to regenerate parts of themselves. 
 
Through their study, Seifert hopes to not only shed light on how these animals do what they do but learn potential new ways to help people who may be either sick or injured.
 
In this podcast, Seifert discusses the research he’ll be conducting at UK, his goals, the different species of animals he’ll be working with, and how being a scientist is one of the best gigs around. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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The Politics of Catastrophe: Joan Braune

What do politics have to do with the end of the world? UK Philosophy graduate Joan Braune recently finished her dissertation, which is focused on Erich Fromm's role - and break from - the Frankfurt School. She thinks that the connection between political renewal and dreams of catastrophe are detrimental to progress. Braune discussed some of her research at Villanova University's April 2013 conference, "Apocalyptic Politics: Framing the Present," and shares her research in this podcast. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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Research Rewarded: Marcelo Guzman

Chemistry Professor Marcelo Guzman was recently awarded a five year National Science Foundation (NSF) career grant to aid in his atmospheric chemistry research with students here at the University of Kentucky.

The grant will also enable Guzman to extend the reach of the university and chemistry department by strengthening and creating new connections with other institutions such as local high schools.

In this podcast, Professor Guzman discusses how the grant will be used, some potential applications for the research he’ll be conducting, and the joy he finds working with students in the laboratory.

 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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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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Film as Art - The Agreeable and the Beautiful: Stefan Bird-Pollan

This fall, University of Kentucky Philosophy Professor Stefan Bird-Pollan will be leading a class that hopes to expand the ways in which students interact with film. In the course, PHI 300: The Philosophy of Film, students will examine the aesthetics of film from the early 20th century through the 1970s. Through this aesthetic exploration, Bird-Pollan hopes to expose the ways in which our relationships with films directly impact the way we relate to the rest of the world around us. 
 
In this podcast, Bird-Pollan discusses how the class will address a broad range of films both domestic and foreign; the processes of film creation that shape our interaction with them; and how he hopes to use the class to move past the "I like it or don't" binary. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Poetry to Heal PTSD: Travis Martin

We often hear about veterans that can't shake traumatic experiences and memories of war, but what about those who find ways to cope? Travis Martin, a PhD candidate in English, is doing research to document the ways in which veterans use the arts to process and move past trauma. He is the President of Military Experience and the Arts, a project that connects veterans with resources and outlets for their artwork, poetry, fiction, and scholarship, as well as the Veterans' PTSD Project, which seeks to dispel stereotypes about post-traumatic stress disorder by giving veterans a voice.

In this podcast, he reads and discusses three of his poems, “A Little Boy With Bananas,” “The Writing on the Wall,” and “Rifling About,” all of which reflect on his combat experiences in Iraq and life after returning home. The first two were featured in the New York Times, and the third can be downloaded here

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Making America New: Patricia Ehrkamp

For the first time in over a decade, Congress is considering legislation that would drastically reform immigration in America. The issue, however, is highly contentious with any number of interests hoping to shift the bill one way or another. Even once all of the debates are said and done, it's still not clear whether or not such legislation will actually become the law of the land guiding America's relationship with immigration in the future. 

If you're curious as to why immigration is such a contentious yet crucial issue, then perhaps Geography professor Patricia Ehrkamp's course this fall, "Geography 221 - Immigrant America," is for you. 
 
In this podcast, Professor Ehrkamp discusses how her class will guide students through an examination of immigration's storied legacy in America while also exploring the ways in which immigrants are still reshaping the country to this day. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Emancipation, New Sensibility, and the Challenge of a New Era: Arnold Farr

 

This November, scholars and activists from around the world will gather at UK to attend the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society. Arnold Farr, a philosopher and social theorist here at the University of Kentucky, is organizing the conference, which seeks to examine “Emancipation, New Sensibility, and the Challenge of a New Era.”

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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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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