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Confucius Institute Day

In celebration of the work being done at Confucius Institutes across the globe, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (colloquially known as the Hanban) and the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) present Confucius...

UK Confucius Institute Director Wins KWLA Award

This weekend, Huajing Maske, executive director of the Office of China Initiatives and director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky, will receive the Amici Linguarum (Friend of Languages) Award given by the Kentucky World...

UKCI's Distinguished Scholar Series Explores Chinese Capital in Africa, and Female Drug Dealers in Chinese Prisons

Chinese involvement in Africa and female drug dealers in Chinese prisons are the topics of this fall’s Distinguished Scholar Series, sponsored by UK’s Confucius Institute. Ching Kwan Lee, a sociology professor at UCLA, launches the series with “The...

UK Professors Present Music Ed Research in Brazil

This past July, members of the music education faculty represented the University of Kentucky School of Music at the 31st International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The biennial conference serves as an...

UK Grad Tracking Ebola in Liberian Slums Featured in The New York Times

Tracking the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from person to person in Liberia's crowded capital Monrovia has proved a difficult task for emergency officials who are working to contain the disease. But despite the known risk of exposure to the virus...

Record-breaking International Student Enrollment Enriches UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2014) — A record number of international undergraduate students from 107 different countries are enriching UK's campus with diversity, culture and innovation. Currently, 807 international undergraduate students are on...

UKCI Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition held successfully

     In August and September of 2014, UKCI held our 4th K-12 Chinese Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition. We held the award ceremony as part of the Chinese Moon Festival evening party organized by the Chinese Association on September 6th. We...

Barnes Helps Lead UK Internationalization Efforts

She may not have realized it at the time, but when Beth Barnes came to the University of Kentucky in 2003 as the new director of School of Journalism and Telecommunications in the UK College of Communication and Information, she was already...

Coffee Research Leads to Successful Partnership in Brazil

Since its cultural debut in the fifteenth century, coffee has become one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world. “Coffee is second only to oil in terms of value in globally traded commodities, followed in turn by natural gas and gold,”...

UK Education Abroad, ISA Offer New Diversity Scholarships

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2014) — In an effort to encourage education abroad participation for all students, University of Kentucky Education Abroad is now offering a unique opportunity for students who often opt out of this high-impact educational...

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