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By Jay Blanton and Kody Kiser

Today, the United States of America will observe the “peaceful transfer of power” that for more than two centuries has marked the transition from one U.S. president to another.  

Shortly after noon today, Donald J. Trump will officially become the 45th president of the United States. 

At this moment in the country’s history, UKNOW wanted to get a perspective on the campaign that just occurred and the policy issues — both domestic...

Published January 20, 2017

By Jay Blanton

Is Donald Trump an anomaly? Are the two political parties at a crisis point? Where does the country go after a presidential election seemingly like no other?
 
Those questions and more were the topic of this week’s Behind the Blue podcast. To explore the issues raised by this year’s election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Behind the Blue talked with two leading experts at the Univesity of Kentucky — Emily Beaulieu, an associate professor in comparative politics, and...
Published October 20, 2016

The eleventh episode of Office Hours is here! This week, we continue our theme of education abroad opportunities and speak to Ernest Yanarella, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, and Anthony Ogden, Director of Education Abroad. Join us as we talk with Yanarella about his upcoming education abroad opportunity in Shantou, China and with Ogden about the how-tos and benefits of education abroad and...

Published January 30, 2015

Our latest Office Hours episode brings you a new host along with a hot topic -- Cuba! In this episode, Sarah Shuetze interviews Peter Berres, former Assistant Dean in the College of Health Sciences and professor of Political Science, and Stan BrunnEmeritus Professor in the ...

Published January 23, 2015

In the summer of 2014, several undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts & Sciences received a grant from the National Science Foundation. This NSF grant gave them the means to pursue research in various fields as they explored their interests and prepared for their potential futures. In this interview, we speak with Emily VanMeter, a senior Political Science and French Studies major. VanMeter...

Published January 13, 2015
During the summer of 2013, a delegation of University of Kentucky faculty had the opportunity to travel and teach abroad in China. Organized by the Confucius Institute, the trip placed 29 faculty members at the bustling Shanghai University. There, each professor was placed with a host department within the university....
Published January 15, 2014
University of Kentucky alumni Don Puckett and Paul Skiermont are not engineers and don't have science backgrounds (unless their Political Science degrees count). That, however, has not stopped them from joining together as lawyers specializing in highly technical patent litigation. 
 
According to Puckett and Skiermont, the secret to their success was a liberal arts education from UK's College of Arts & Sciences.
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Published January 13, 2014
https://polisci.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/The%20Foundations%20of%20Peace_%20Clayton%20Thyne.mp3

This fall, Political Science Professor Clayton Thyne will be teaching A&S 100: Introduction to Peace Studies. The class will serve as a portal into the wide range of theories exploring the nature and causes of conflict, the possibilities...

Published March 28, 2013
https://polisci.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Creating%20Change_%20Stephen%20Bright.mp3

The fight for human rights isn't over - and one A&S alum is at the forefront of advocacy for individuals in the criminal justice system. Stephen Bright graduated from the University of Kentucky with degrees in law and...

Published January 28, 2013
https://polisci.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Once%20More%20With%20Feeling_%20Tracy%20Campbell%20on%20the%20Re-Inauguration%20of%20President%20Barack%20Obama.mp3

This year, Martin Luther King Day will also mark the re-inauguration of President Barack Obama. His first inauguration brought more than 2 million people to the National Mall four years ago; this year, the event is expected to attract hundreds of thousands. ...

Published January 17, 2013

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