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Cultural Diversity Festival

The Cultural Diversity Festival (CDF) is a month-long series of events that spotlight the University of Kentucky's diversity. As a collaboration between Student Affairs, Auxiliary Services and the International Center CDF ensures the inclusion of many, and the education of all who are involved. 

Festival News

Congratulations Graduating International Ambassadors
UK International Student Achieves her Goals Through Undergraduate Research Assistantship
Immersed in the student experience by getting involved in a variety of campus activities at the University of Kentucky, Ines Elena of Madrid, Spain, is ready to add one more thing to her to-do list. Starting in fall 2017, Elena will be an...
1994 Malaysian UK Graduate Still Bleeds Blue and Recalls His Journey as a Cat
Approximately 10,000 miles away from the Blue Grass community, a would-be executive manager travelled to Lexington to complete his education —a steppingstone to achieving his dream. However, more than college education, Lim Shen Sim, who graduated...
University of Kentucky Professor Pursues her Passion for Biodiversity in Tanzania
“Nchi ya Amani” means the country of peace in Swahili and is used to refer to the African country of Tanzania- a highly biodiverse nation that houses one of the natural wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. It is no wonder that assistant...
From São Paulo to Lexington, Fulbright Student Discovers the Joys of the Bluegrass
Fulbright student, Sofia Ferraz, has spent the last few months dedicated to her postgraduate research in marketing, as well as exploring all that the University of Kentucky and Lexington have to offer. Over the months that she has spent at UK,...
Turkmenistan Opens its Doors to UK Fulbrighter, Alan DeYoung
Turkmenistan, which used to be part of the Soviet Union, has been mostly closed to visitors for the past thirty years. This year, University of Kentucky’s emeritus professor of sociology and educational policy studies was given the opportunity to...
UKCI Spring Break Camps
Spring Break is right around the corner and parents will be looking for activities to keep their children engaged throughout the week. The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute has the perfect solution to ensure children have a fun and...
UK Shoulder to Shoulder Brigades Serve Ecuador during the Spring Break
Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) is leading 47 University of Kentucky students, faculty and community members on a nine-day interdisciplinary health brigade experience on March 11-19 in Santo Domingo, Ecuador. The brigade will continue STSG’s...
Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia to Visit the University of Kentucky
The consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, Mdm. Rosmalawati Chalid, will visit the University of Kentucky to meet with university leadership and to visit the Indonesian community of UK and Lexington. Chalid will be joined by Fajar Yusuf,...
Doctorate Student Gives Back to His Home Country with Knowledge Attained at UK
With a passion for biology, Zana Majeed came to the University of Kentucky and earned his doctorate in 2016. The Iraq native graduated with valuable experience that he took back to his home country in an effort to create a more engaged and involved...