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Muslim Students, Faculty Reassured of Inclusion

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2015) ‒ The University of Kentucky Muslim Student Association, an organization with a sustained 43-year history on campus, was honored last week at a reception hosted by President Eli Capilouto at Maxwell House, the university president’s official campus home.
 

Basketball Tournament at UK Celebrates Chinese New Year

For Chinese students, the Chinese New Year is like Christmas for Americans.

Getting together and celebrating the Chinese New Year with family members is the top priority in almost everyone’s to-do list. But for Chinese international students at UK, the to-do list is unlikely to be accomplished.

To give Chinese international students a sense of home, Chinese student organizations at UK organized a three-on-three basketball tournament on Sunday afternoon in the Seaton Center to bring Chinese students together.

African Students Association photo project debunks stereotypes about Africa

Students from African Students Association (ASA) at the University of Kentucky gathered on Friday in the Student Center to participate in a photography project to raise awareness of stereotypes about Africa.

“We organized this event to help the UK community become aware that Africa is not a continent of just poverty,” said Bill Kofi Aboagye, president of UK African Students Association.

International Student Council Creates Partnership With SGA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2014) — University of Kentucky senior JoAna Jesus was recently selected to serve as the liaison between the International Student Council (ISC) and the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2014-2015 academic year.
 
“Until this fall, my position didn’t exist as part of SGA or in ISC,” Jesus said.
 
With this partnership, Jesus will attend both weekly SGA and ISC meetings to foster and develop ideas in order to better serve international students.  
 

UK Alum Among Ebola Fighters Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year. 
 
A native of Liberia, Fallah received his bachelor's degree in his home country and a master's degree from Kent State University in the United States. He studied at the University of Kentucky from 2005 to 2011, obtaining his doctorate in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in 2011. He subsequently received a master's in public health from Harvard University.
 

IHP Offers Opportunity for Community to Engage With International Students

The University of Kentucky International Hospitality Program (IHP) is seeking "host families" for the spring semester.
 
Approximately 200 new international students will enroll during the spring semester at the University of Kentucky. Of these, many will join IHP in hopes of being "matched" with a family or single person.
 

Bradley Hall Flags Show Breadth of UK Community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) — The flags displayed on Bradley Hall serve as much more than a decoration identifying the UK International Center (UKIC). The flags also represent the home countries of UK's international students, who hail from more than 120 countries.
 

Student Panel to Bridge the International Gap on UK’s Campus

UK’s International Student Council (ISC) is hosting a student panel titled “Bridge the Differences: A Dialogue” that will explore how UK can help international student organizations bridge differences and find solutions to the various issues that international students face on UK’s campus.

The event will be held on Monday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Niles Gallery during International Education Week. All students, faculty and staff are invited to join this free event; refreshments will be served.

Helping Babies Breathe - Remembering Taylor Davis

Helping Babies Breathe Training In Honor of Taylor Davis

by UK College of Nursing faculty Hartley Feld

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 campus, which is a record-breaking 32 percent increase over last year.  In 2007 there were only 185 international undergraduate students on UK's campus, which means enrollment has grown 336 percent since then.

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