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2017 UKCI Distinguished Scholar Series: The Inequality of Human Capital Among China’s Children and China’s Future Growth and Stability

Join the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) and College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in welcoming Dr. Scott Rozelle as the first speaker in the 2017 Spring Distinguished Scholars Series. His lecture entitled The Inequality of Human Capital Among China’s Children and China’s Future Growth and Stability and discussion will take place at the Auditorium in the William T. Young Library on Tuesday, March 7, 3:00p.m.

UKIC Statement on Executive Order on Immigration

As most people know, late on Friday afternoon President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The Executive Order was almost immediately put into force by Customs and Border Protection personnel. On the basis of this order, persons from seven named countries – Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Syria – were denied entry into the US, even if they had been qualified for entry as refugees, and/or possessed valid visas or even possibly permanent residency status (green cards).

UK's Office of China Initiatives, Confucius Institute Increasing Size of Jilin University Summer Teaching Program

Beginning in 2015, University of Kentucky's Office of China Initiatives (OCI) and Confucius Institute (UKCI) have offered UK Education Week @ Jilin University, a summer teaching program at Jilin University (JLU), in order to strengthen collaborative teaching and research between the two universities. This year, due to the popularity of the program with students, the OCI and UKCI have increased the number of faculty they will send to China this summer from three to 10. Applications for this program are being taken now through Feb. 1.

Confucius Institute Celebrates Chinese New Year

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) will kick off the year of the Rooster by hosting its second annual inaugural Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5-7 p.m., at the Hilary J. Boone Center.

2017 UKCI Chinese New Year Celebration RSVP

To kick off the Year of the Rooster, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) is hosting its second Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration. The event will take place 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Hilary J. Boone Center.  
Open to UK faculty and staff, guests will enjoy a delicious Chinese dinner, a performance of Chinese culture and learn more about how UKCI works to fulfill both its core mission and the mission of the university. UK faculty and staff can RSVP for the event online by Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Sounds and Tastes of China Fill the Bluegrass

In celebration of the work being done by Confucius Institutes across the globe, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) will present Confucius Institute Day Sept. 24, the third presentation of this annual UKCI event. This showcase of arts, games, workshops and delicious food celebrating China will be presented from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. All events are free and open to the public.


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