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In early 2021, the Nunn Center and Dr. Janice Fernheimer partnered to launch the Women in Bourbon Oral History Project. This oral history project, built in collaboration with students, documents women who have played important roles in Kentucky’s bourbon industry. Doug Boyd and Janice Fernheimer reflect on this phase of the oral history project and some key themes expressed in the interviews.  


By Kody Kiser and Jay Blanton 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2023) — Another election season has concluded in Kentucky, which means an end — for the moment — to the constant, almost ubiquitous campaign ads.

Another face and voice that was a major presence in most media throughout Kentucky was Stephen Voss, a Univeristy of Kentucky political science professor. Voss…


The HollerBack Podcast is back from the grave. this time with new hosts, new topics, and lots of laughs. In this episode, hosts Trinity Adams and Alan Luc introduce Zachary Greene to discuss a student led cultural project called the Mountain Fiesta celebrating cultural bridges of Appalachian and LatinX traditions, music, and food. Listen to the ground work and inspiration that led to this annual festival in Cumberland Gap, TN that welcomes community members to engage in an exciting way celebrating each other.


The HollerBack Podcast is back from the grave. this time with new hosts, new topics, and lots of laughs. In this episode, hosts Trinity Adams and Alan Luc introduce Jacob Johnson and Kopana Terry to talk about personal experiences and presentations during the Appalachian Studies Association in Athens, Ohio at the Ohio University. We share thoughts and experience being students of APP399 taught by the director of Appalachian Studies Dr. Kathryn Engle.


By Kody Kiser and Lindsey Piercy 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2023) — Do you notice a shift in your mood when the days are shorter and darker? If so, you're not alone.

It’s not uncommon to experience stress, anxiety or even depression during the winter months. Each year, about 10% of adults in the United States experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The condition can reflect a change in serotonin levels and be linked to…


The College of Arts & Sciences is the oldest and largest college at the University of Kentucky, at the heart of the university’s mission to educate students and create knowledge in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and natural sciences.

Home to 19 academic departments that offer major degrees in 29 disciplines and 37 minors, A&S provides education in fundamentals to every undergraduate student at UK and builds foundations for advanced study in every field. Central to undergraduate and graduate education at UK,…


By Jenny Wells-Hosley

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2021) — “We cannot understand where humanity has been and where we are going without Black Studies.”

This is the mantra of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies (CIBS) — a multidisciplinary research institute based in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of African American and Africana Studies.  

The institute hosts more than 50 nationally and internationally recognized researchers with expertise in…


By Kody Kiser and Jenny Wells-Hosley

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2022) — In the fall of 2020, the University of Kentucky announced plans to establish the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies (CIBS) — a multidisciplinary program designed to highlight UK’s growing research around issues of race and racism.

The interdisciplinary institute establishes research clusters across the campus and promotes the university’s…