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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. 

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.


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.

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.

Fighting Alzheimer's with Antioxidants: Allan Butterfield

Allan Butterfield is UK's Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry at UK, and the Director of the Center for Membrane Sciences.

The focus of his research is the study of oxidative stress on the brain, one of the main components of Alzheimer's Disease.

In this podcast, Professor Butterfield discusses his research group's experiments and results, and talks about fighting the disease by stimulating the brain's production of antioxidants.

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