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UK History Professor Loves Teaching at His Alma Mater

University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences history associate professor Gerald Smith loved his time on campus so much as an undergraduate and graduate student, he decided to return to his alma mater to share his passion for history.

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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President's Blog "146th Commencement"

President Eli Capilouto's blog celebrates the work of UK's student scholars and their experiences while on campus.

Nicholson Wins Kentucky Literary Award

University Press of Kentucky author James C. Nicholson, alumnus and part-time history instructor at the University of Kentucky, has been named as the recipient of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s Kentucky Literary Award for his book The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event.

How the Bluegrass Took the Epsom

In "Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry", James C. Nicholson, part-time instructor in the University of Kentucky Department of History, examines the career of the first Kentucky-born racehorse to win England’s Epsom Derby in 1954.

UK Alum Plays Pivotal Role in Today's Opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library

After a career spent working for the federal government and presidential libraries, UK alum Alan Lowe is the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, which is opening today at Southern Methodist University in Texas.

UK Students to Present Research at Showcase for Undergraduate Scholars

The UK Office of Undergraduate Research, along with SPUR (the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research), and the UK Student Government Association, will host the eighth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Scholars.

Author, Journalist John Egerton to Receive Award for Intellectual Achievement

Writer and alumnus John W. Egerton will receive the 2013 University of Kentucky Libraries Award for Intellectual Achievement presented at the UK Libraries Annual Dinner.

Opening New Doors: Debdas Mukerjee

University of Kentucky alumni Debdas Mukerjee graduated in 1962 with his Ph.D. in genetics. After UK, Mukerjee contributed his expertise to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center before his career finally carried him to the Environmental Protection Agency where he was a Senior Environmental Health Scientist for the United States. 

All of this was not Mukerjee's plan but he found that both the University of Kentucky and the state itself opened the doors of America to him in way he would never have imagined. In this podcast, Mukerjee reminisces on his "innumerable" memories at UK and gives some advice to current students so that they too can get the most from their academic experience. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Students Can ‘Dine. Discover. Decide.’ With Alumni Professionals

It always helps to talk to others who have survived and subsequently thrived after a daunting experience. “Dine. Discover. Decide.” is a new event created for University of Kentucky students to do just that — to discuss career options with a gathering of alumni professionals.

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