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Planting Seeds of Hope: UK’s Grisham-Brown’s Life-Changing International Mission

Of all the gifts she has received, the country of Guatemala gave Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Ph.D., her greatest one – the gift of her son. After his adoption, she yearned for a way to pour her heart into a place that had filled hers. That desire gave...

Confucius Institute’s Showcases Bring Chinese Culture to Eastern Kentucky Schools

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute brings Chinese cultural showcases to the schools and communities of the Commonwealth, but the UKCI team did a special weeklong trip to eastern Kentucky in December 2015 as part of a proposal by the...

Chinese Teachers Gather on UK Campus for Professional Development Conference

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute’s mission is to act as the gateway between China and the Bluegrass, but its reach and influence far exceed the borders of Kentucky. The UKCI hosted its third Multi-State Chinese Teachers’ Professional...

East Meets West: Bringing Two Cultures Together for an Evening of Fashion and Art

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) hosted “East Meets West,” a performance featuring fashion, dance and music. Held in the Haggin Auditorium at Transylvania University for its second production...

International Student Spearheads National Campus Kitchens Project at UK

For University of Kentucky junior Kendra Oo, an education in nutrition extends far beyond the classroom. Oo, a dietetics student from Myanmar, was attracted to the coordinated dietetics program at UK that offered a challenging course schedule along...

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