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USS Kentucky's Commander Is a Proud UK Alum

For U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Smith, the journey that began at UK has taken him around the world and deep below the ocean's surface, as captain of the USS Kentucky, a nuclear submarine.

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.

 

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Fond Memories of UK From UK Alumnus Zell Schulman

UK has not always been the large research university it is now. When Zell Schulman graduted from UK in 1950, UK was a much smaller institution. In this short podcast, Zell Schulman talks about her time at UK in the late 40s and early 50s, including an anecdote about playing varsity basketball.

 

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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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.

 

 

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Classics Alum Casey Carmichael Receives Prestigious Doctoral Fellowship in Germany

 

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casey genevaCasey Carmichael, who earned his masters degree in Classics at the University in Kentucky in 2010, has been awarded six-month doctoral fellowship from the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany.

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.

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UK Students, Alum Named Fulbright Recipients

Two A&S students, Amanda Gatewood (English) and Veronica Miranda (Anthropology) to receive Fullbright Scholarships.

UK Alumnus Wendell Berry Delivers Jefferson Lecture in Washington

Kentucky poet, novelist, environmentalist and University of Kentucky alumnus Wendell Berry delivered the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities last night in Washington, D.C.

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.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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Voices of Alumni: Merrily Orsini

Merrily Orsini is the founder and managing director of corecubed, an internet marketing company that has received a Webby Award nomination, a silver Aster Award for medical marketing, and a gold Aster Award in healthcare advertising. In this podcast, Merrily talks about how UK introduced her to computer analysis of trending behavior, which has been at the center of her career since then, and about the turbulence of college life in 1969.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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