Have you ever asked yourself: How are students navigating college campuses these days? What’s the future of collegiate athletics? And really, what is a Provost, anyway? Join University of Virginia President Jim Ryan and members of the UVA community as they dive Inside UVA with candid, open conversations in this WTJU co-sponsored podcast.
Inside UVA with Free Speech Expert, Leslie Kendrick (Law ’06)
UVA Law Professor Leslie Kendrick is a podcasting pro. She’s spent many hours behind the mic with Dean Risa Goluboff exploring how law shapes society in their podcast, Common Law. In this episode, she talks about the ways in which her years studying English literature led her to become a free speech expert, her upbringing in Kentucky and her time serving as Vice-Dean of the UVA School of Law.
Inside UVA with Katie Couric (Col '79)
Our first guest of the season truly needs no introduction. She is a journalist, who, among other
assignments, has been co-host of the Today Show, anchored the CBS Evening News and was a
correspondent for 60 Minutes. She's a producer, a path breaker, an author, a performer, a guest
star on episodes of Glee, Sesame Street, Austin Powers and Murphy Brown. She is a parent, wife, entrepreneur, genuine icon, and daughter of the University of Virginia, the inimitable Katie Couric.
Inside UVA with Coach Tony Bennett
A 2016 Vogue magazine headline called our guest the "George Clooney of March Madness". He is a former NCAA and NBA sharpshooter, coaching legend, and national champion. If you haven't guessed yet, it's UVA's Head Basketball Coach, Tony Bennett. In this interview he talks about his very early start in basketball and going into the family business of coaching. We also get some snacking tips.
Inside UVA with New Provost, Ian Baucom
Ian Baucom has led a very eventful life. He grew up in South Africa, left a burgeoning acting career for military school in South Carolina, and even wrote a children’s fantasy novel! These unique experiences eventually led him to UVA, where he served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for over 7 years, and recently became the Provost of the University. In this episode, you can hear Baucom discuss his unusual upbringing and share what he wants to accomplish in his new role at the University.
Inside UVA with Math Professor (& Movie Producer) Ken Ono
Dr. Ken Ono says his greatest strength is his curiosity. That curiosity has taken him to the 100 year-old manuscripts of Srinivasa Ramanujan, to the US Olympic swimming team, to astronomical queries into black holes and even to Hollywood. Tune in to hear more about those adventures and why Dr. Ono says theoretical math is an art form.
Inside UVA with the '21-22 Student Council President
Abel Liu wasn't planning on getting involved in Student Council when he started at UVA. But when he got here, he was excited about student self-governance and the opportunity to make a difference for his peers. Then COVID hit and he got that opportunity. Even before Abel was elected president, he was involved in lobbying for a credit/no credit option for students during the height of the pandemic in Charlottesville. Abel now serves as UVA's first ever Chinese-American Student Council President and the first University Student Council President in America to be transgender at the time of their election. In this interview, he talks about why he choose to make a cross-country move for college and some of his proudest accomplishments from his four years on Student Council.
Love this podcast!
As a UVA alum and current UVA parent, I find President Ryan to be extremely accessible, approachable, and transparent. So it makes complete sense that he would host a podcast to highlight what makes UVA so special. Great start!
Couldn’t have started off with a better first guest. Looking forward to future episodes!