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UK Confucius Institute celebrates 2016 Chinese New Year with Lexington Chinese School

The University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute will celebrate the 2016 Chinese New Year with Lexington Chinese School. The celebration will begin 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Lexington Christian Academy. This event is free and open to the public.

UK Confucius Institute Presents 'East Meets West' Fashion and Performing Arts Show

The University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute will take audiences on "East Meets West" with a fashion and performing arts show. The program will begin 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Haggin Auditorium of Transylvania University. The performance is free and open to the public.

Confucius Institute Presents Lecture on Wu-Wei

The next Distinguished Scholar Lecture presented by University of Kentucky Confucius Institute will examine the spiritual state of wu-wei (effortless action). "Trying Not to Try: Cooperation, Trust and the Paradox of Spontaneity," to be delivered by Canadian researcher and scholar Edward Slingerland, will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov.

UK Confucius Institute Presents 'Journey to Ancient Haungzhou' With Huangmei Opera

The University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute will take audiences on "A Journey to Ancient Haungzhou" with the Huangmei Opera. The program will begin 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

Chinese Universities Partner with UKCI, UK Library and University Press of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute led a two-week trip to China for the UK Libraries and University Press of Kentucky, where each office’s representatives visited several state libraries, as well as various university libraries and presses:

•  Beijing Language and Culture University Press & Library

UKCI Hosts Reception for Faculty Participants in Short-Term Teaching Program

Currently in its third year, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute short-term teaching program in China has grown to include four universities. The program enables UK and Chinese faculty to explore collaborative teaching and research opportunities at Shanghai University, Jilin University, Tianjin Foreign Studies University and Qingdao Technical University. 

ACE Peer Review Team “Admires” UK’s Progress in Comprehensive Internationalization

A team of American Council on Education (ACE) representatives visited the University of Kentucky to conduct a peer review in early September, as part of UK’s participation in the ACE Internationalization Lab 2.0.

UKCI Pleased to Present Martial Arts & Tai Chi Courses

University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) is pleased to offer community courses in Martial Arts and Tai Chi. Learn the Chinese art of self-defense using punches, kicks & blocks. Techniques emphasize physical discipline, respect for the body and mental focus. The Martial Arts course will be held Tuesdays from 5 - 7 p.m. starting Oct. 20 and the Tai Chi course will be held Thursdays from 5 - 7 p.m. starting Oct. 22. Both courses will take place in the Blazer Hall Dance Studio.


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