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Medical brigade from Lexington travels to India to care for 'special children'

Wearing a bright orange shirt that reflects his exuberance, a 6-year-old throws around all the toys he can reach in a cramped, dingy room without air conditioning. He won't respond to his name, Harshit, but he likes all the noises he can make with the cheap plastic surrounding him.

Autism, the doctors and special educators think.

"Reciprocity" is a problem here, says Dr. Dan Larrow, a developmental pediatrician at the University of Kentucky. That means the boy doesn't respond to stimuli such as someone calling his name.

Lecture to Discuss UK’s Work Fighting HIV and AIDS in Zambia

Faculty and staff in UK’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications are fighting HIV and AIDS in Zambia.

Beth Barnes, director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, will discuss the school’s partnership with a media training organization in Zambia to raise the standard of reporting and use journalistic techniques to provide information on HIV and AIDS. The event will take place:

Friday, April 18, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
UK Chandler Hospital, Pav. A Auditorium

Economic Development Forum hosted by ONE

Join us for an exciting event Wednesday, April 2 at William T. Young Library. The University of Kentucky's ONE organization will host the Economic Development Forum to discuss global poverty, developing economically, and the role of advocacy.

The ONE organization is a student, faculty, and alumni alliance that joins together to take meaningful advocacy actions. This incredible organization urges political leaders to support programs that save lives and create sustainable futures in the developing world through action-oriented challenges.

Scholars and UK Faculty to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Nelson Mandela’s name is now synonymous with South Africa’s bold attempt at national reconciliation. In light of his recent passing, a panel will explore his legacy on Thursday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, rm. 230. A reception will follow the panel discussion.

The event, titled “No Greater Cause; Reconciliation and the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela,” will trace the global discourse of truth and reconciliation through a broader consideration of Mandela’s remarkable life.

EA Scholarship Workshop

On Tuesday, February 4 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. UK Education Abroad will host its Scholarship Workshop in the Hub of William T. Young Library. 

This is a drop-in event.  Students are welcome to come any time between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. and stay as long as needed.  

Human Sexuality & Sexual Health in Amsterdam

HUMAN SEXUALITY & SEXUAL HEALTH IN AMSTERDAM

SUMMER 2014 • UK SPONSORED EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM • DATES: July 1 - July 18 

UK Employees Providing Hope for Haiti

For most of us, vacation days are used for relaxing, traveling, sight-seeing, or even just doing nothing.

For some University of Kentucky employees, however, those vacation days are put to use serving those who are less fortunate and in need of good medical care.

Health Promotion Abroad Info Session


On Thursday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. in 207 Bradley Hall, UK Education Abroad will host an info session on Summer 2014 opportunities abroad in Health Promotion.

During this session, the two following programs will be highlighted: 

UK’s GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE HOSTS GLOBAL HEALTH LECTURE SERIES “Health: Our Behavior and Our Environment”

The University of Kentucky, Global Health Initiative, is pleased to co-sponsor Dr. Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS from Johns Hopkins University to initiate our Global Health Lecture Series on November 6, 2013 from Noon to 1pm. The event will be held in the Pavilion A Auditorium of the Albert B. Chandler Hospital and is free and open to the public. Dr. Sommer will be delivering The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Medicine.

Students from Saudi Arabia visit UK College of Pharmacy

Six students from Jazan University, in Saudi Arabia, spent four weeks studying clinical pharmacy at UK’s top-ranked College of Pharmacy.

Jazan University, a public research university based in the city of Jazan, which rests by the Red Sea on the southwest coast of Saudi Arabia, is the first clinical pharmacy college in Saudi Arabia to offer the doctor of pharmacy degree.

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