By Carl Nathe

Anthropology is the study of human culture in the past and the present. University of Kentucky Professor Richard "Dick" Jefferies is now in his fourth decade as a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, within UK’s College of Arts and Sciences.

In his work of teaching, research and service, Jefferies, an archaeologist, uncovers objects that shed light on how people in Kentucky and elsewhere lived hundreds and even thousands of years ago.

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UK Public Relations and Strategic...

Published May 30, 2019

UK@ the Half: Richard Jefferies, Department of Anthropology

Read more about Dr. Jefferies and his recent Lifetime Achievement Award here

Published March 4, 2019


By Carl Nathe

If you need an example of how a broad-based college education can open up your mind to new challenges and opportunities, look no farther than University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Professor of PsychologySuzanne Segerstrom.

Segerstrom majored in music as an undergraduate and initially thought she would make a career in the field. She took an elective course in psychology and enjoyed it...

Published January 8, 2019


Ann Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research. She is the director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry. She has worked extensively on the politics of knowledge, colonial governance, racial epistemologies, the sexual politics of empire, and ethnography of the archives. Her books include Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (1995), Carnal Knowledge and...

Published November 14, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, Kentuckians will head to the polls along with their fellow Americans for the 2018 midterm elections. Federal, state and local offices are up for grabs across the nation, including all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate. Additionally, 39 state and territorial governorships will be among the offices contested.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," Associate Professors Emily Beaulieu, who specializes in comparative politics, and Stephen Voss, who specializes in voting behavior...

Published November 1, 2018


By Olivia Ramirez and Kody KiserBy Olivia Ramirez and Kody Kiser

As the university for Kentucky, understanding and addressing the health needs of the people of the Commonwealth is the goal of many faculty, staff, clinicians and researchers. As a step toward improving health equity in the Commonwealth, the University of Kentucky Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) was established during the 2018 Board of Trustees meeting. 

On this episode of Behind the Blue, CHET director Nancy Schoenberg and associate director Carrie Oser discuss how, through...

Published September 26, 2018


Language Specialist for Fayette County Public Schools (KY), moderating a discussion of world language topics with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Professor of Russian and Folklore at the University of Kentucky, Jacque VanHouten, World Language Specialist for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY), and Brenna Byrd, Assistant Professor of German Studies. Topics include: world language profession, instructional practices, and professional learning. If you have an idea to share for the podcast series or an event for the Outreach Clearinghouse, please contact Laura Roché Youngworth (...

Published April 16, 2018


‘UK at the Half’ radio segment with Joshua Preston, a Biology Major, and UK’s latest Astronaut Scholar!

Published March 28, 2018


Language Talk 23: KWLA podcast, Communities, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Professor of Russian at the University of Kentucky, Laura Hunt, Associate Professor of Spanish at Georgetown College (KY), and Ruth Brown, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky, the importance of the Big “C” Communities in students’ language growth. Topics include: the different lenses for interpreting the “C” of Communities, the model of service learning, research supporting language use outside of the classroom, and available...

Published March 26, 2018


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