Mark Shanda, dean of UK’s College of Fine Arts stopped by our studios recently. He brought us up to date on several upcoming events at the college including the record-breaking Ralph Steadman exhibit at the UK Art Museum, the UK Symphony’s unusual presentation of the film Amadeus, Opera Theater’s Grand Night for Singing, and UK Theater’s Shrek.
It’s not all about farming on this edition of UK Perspectives. UK’s College of Agriculture, Food & Environment -- cleverly abbreviated as CAFE -- houses 14 academic units teaching everything from Community and Leadership Development to Veterinary Science to Horticulture and beyond. Overseeing it all is our guest, CAFE Dean Nancy Cox.
The Reynolds Building on the UK Campus was constructed as a tobacco warehouse in 1917. Soon it will be the new home of UK’s College of Design. Dean Mitzi Vernon of the College of Design stopped by our studios recently and shared her plans with us.
The University of Kentucky is poised to dramatically expand its online course offerings to better serve the citizens of Kentucky (and the world). UK Associate Provost Kathi Kern recently stopped by our studios to provide us with an overview of the project.
UK’s Chief Academic Officer, Provost David Blackwell, speaks with WUKY General Manager Tom Godell about the role of UK in meeting Kentucky’s workforce needs, record-setting graduation and retention rates, student debt, minority enrollment and more.
For over 40 years the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries has been the go-to source for scholars and researchers. It is recognized around the world as a leader and innovator in the collection of oral history with thousands of interviews on topics ranging from politics and public policy, education and literature, coal communities and life in Appalachia, as well as African American History. It’s this latter topic we take up with center director Dr. Doug Boyd.
For the third year in a row UK’s Family Center is offering free relationship checkups, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Family Center Director Tracey Werner-Wilson joins us to talk about this program and the work of the Center. Checkup appointments are available February 9-17 and can be scheduled at familycenter.uky.edu.
This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Cody J. Foster, Historian and Presidential Fellow at the University of Kentucky about some notable accomplishments of ex U.S. Presidents and what steps Barack Obama might take to shape and secure his legacy.