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“I Sing Beijing” Got Attendees Buzzing

On Wednesday, Feb. 20th, the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky had the distinct pleasure of welcoming the performers and crew of the Internationally renown operatic initiative “I SING Beijing” to Lexington, Kentucky. This wonderful performance drew a vast and varied crowd that included both Chinese and American, educators and performers, community members and more.

UK Confucius Institute 2013 Spring Chinese Language and Culture Camp

UK Confucius Institute 2013 Spring Chinese Language and Culture Camp

This is a one-week Chinese language and culture camp taking place during the spring break. Simple Chinese language and a variety of cultural activities will be the focus of this camp. The curriculum is designed for students from grades 3 - 6.

Dates: April 1-5, 2013
Application deadline: March 22, 2013
Campers’ age group: Grades 3 - 6
Tuition: $120 per student 

UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program

The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce its new UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program.

Eligibility:  UK faculty in various disciplines

Chinese University:  Shanghai University

Teaching Responsibility: 

Scholarships for UK Chinese Language Summer Program in China

The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce the UK Chinese Language Program Summer Language in China Scholarship. The scholarship, made possible by the 2012 Confucius Institute of the Year award, will strengthen UKCI’s support of the Chinese language program at UK.

Scholarship details:
$1,100.00 for each student

2013 Summer China Educator's Trip

The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce the 2013 Summer China Trip  — a 12 day education trip hosted by the UK Confucius Institute and designed to help education decision-makers start and expand their Chinese language and culture programs.

Since this trip is sponsored by the UK Confucius Institute, all expenses within China are paid by the UKCI, and participants will bear the responsibility for international round trip airfare and Visa application fee.

'UK at the Half' Features the Director of the UK Confucius Institute

Huajing Maske, director of the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute, was the guest on Saturday's "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. LSU game that was broadcast on radio. 

"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Marketing.

Martial Arts Movie Marathon!

Sponsored by the UKCI Chinese Culture Club and the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky.


Come join us for 3 nights' worth of nonstop action and Martial Arts drama!
Movies will screen from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the Student Center Small Ballroom Monday thru Wednesday!

Monday, January 28th
Jet Li’s HERO

Tuesday, January 29th

Wednesday, January 30th 

KYCAA Chinese New Year Celebration

The KYCAA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013 will be held on January 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507. This is the largest Chinese culture event in Kentucky, there will be many wonderful performances, see the flyer below.

UK Student Goes Several Extra Miles For Internship

Many UK students consider internship experience to be critical in their preparation for the professional world. A Lexington-based company, Lexmark Inc., consistently facilitates students from various majors into its internship positions. One student, however, took this longstanding relationship with Lexmark one step farther, or approximately 7,400 miles farther, geographically speaking.

Confucius Institute and Headley-Whitney Present 'Realized in Wood'

The UK Confucius Institute has partnered with the Headley-Whitney Museum to present contemporary art, fashioned in a centuries-old style.


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