Visiting Lecturer Dr. Rita Basuray teaches a course on the history of alcohol, and how the processes of fermentation and distillation tell the story of humanity. Watch as we take a video tour of the Alltech Lexington Brewing Company in Lexington, Kentucky to talk with the Master Brewer Ken Lee and Master Distiller Mark Coffman as they show off exactly how beer and bourbon are made.
Creative expression and disease aren't two topics that are often juxtaposed, but UKC 310: Art and Epidemics, will explore five diseases from a creative and technical angle: tuberculosis, AIDS, cancer, alcoholism, and the plague - through a variety of creative lenses, including film, short fiction, poetry, and art.
The fluids we drink can hold cultural and historical significance -- but what about the way they affect our physiology? A new course, A&S 100-024, The Science Behind What We Drink, is professor Rita Basuray’s fusion of the two.