Podcasts

When many people think about Kentucky, bourbon is one of the first things to come to mind. While bourbon, wine, and beer are popular staples in Kentucky, many people hold misconceptions about how it is produced. Bert Lynn, a professor of Chemistry, hopes to dispel many of these myths while also introducing his students to the history and chemistry of beer, wine, and distilled spirits in his course, Spirit Chemistry. In this podcast, Lynn talks about his hopes and excitement for...

Published April 17, 2014

Study chemistry and get college-ready with the University of Kentucky’s new course Advanced Chemistry, a free, online Coursera course open to the public. Created through the collaboration of Kim Woodrum and...

Published February 14, 2014

Introductory Chemistry can be a challenge, but Lisa Blue, a professor within the Department of Chemistryeases students' transition to college chemistry with the Chemistry Learning Center. It will serve students of General and Organic Chemistry: answer their questions, provide tutoring, and help students become more confident in their understanding of chemistry.

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Published December 5, 2013

Chemistry Professor Marcelo Guzman was recently awarded a five year National Science Foundation (NSF) career grant to aid in his atmospheric chemistry research with students here at the University of Kentucky.

The grant will also enable Guzman to extend the reach of the university and chemistry department by strengthening and creating new connections with other institutions such as local high schools.

In this podcast, Professor Guzman discusses how the grant will be used, some potential applications for the research he’ll be conducting, and the joy he finds working...

Published July 17, 2013

Fall of 2012 was the perfect time to conduct a class about American electoral politics - so it was taken up as the topic for Currents, a class offered to incoming Freshmen. The course explores the 2012 election from a variety of academic perspectives - including, but not limited to, philosophy, economics, history, and, of course, political science. In this podcast, five Currents students shared their experiences with the class. 

The students interviewed are: Trevor McNary, a double major in International Studies...

Published October 29, 2012

John Brown served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for more than two decades. He served in many capacities, including as a serology examiner, special agent, investigator, and was program manager for the development of the National DNA Indexing System. In this podcast, Brown describes some of his work with the Bureau and how taking chemistry courses at UK gave a solid foundation for the career path he chose. 

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier. 

 

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Published October 3, 2012

The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome professor Chris Richards to its faculty!

Professor Richards joins us this fall to research cell membrane receptors. His research group integrates nanotechnology, neuroscience, and biophysical chemistry, and is developing imaging techniques to investigate how these receptors are involved in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and addiction.

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members...

Published September 4, 2012

In room 33 of the Chem-Phys building, you’ll find UK’s laboratory for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR). The facility's director is Anne-Frances Miller, an associate professor of both Chemistry and Biochemistry.

In this podcast, professor Miller talks about the wide range of applications of NMR, how researchers can use it, and about her own research on enzyme mechanics...

Published May 11, 2012

Over 2,500 students take introductory chemistry classes each semester. As the director of general chemistry, Stephen Testa oversees the planning and curricula of each of these introductory courses. In this interview, professor Testa discusses what he and his colleagues are doing to improve the grades, and the experiences, of students fulfilling their chemistry credits.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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Published May 2, 2012

Allan Butterfield is UK's Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry at UK, and the Director of the Center for Membrane Sciences.

The focus of his research is the study of oxidative stress on the brain, one of the main components of Alzheimer's Disease.

In this podcast, Professor Butterfield discusses his research group's experiments and results, and talks about fighting the disease by stimulating the brain's production of antioxidants.

This podcast...

Published April 6, 2012

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