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UK Education Abroad Participation Jumps 24 Percent

The number of University of Kentucky students exploring the international dimension of their disciplines by studying abroad increased by 24 percent this past year — eight times the national average.

"Our growth is massive, and even more significant when compared to the roughly 3 percent growth the rest of the nation is experiencing," said Anthony Ogden, executive director of education abroad and exchanges at UK.

Graduate Awards in the United Kingdom - Info Session

 

On Wednesday, September 3 at 5:30 p.m. in 213 Funkhouser, the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards will host an information session on graduate study in the United Kingdom.   

Provost's Blog: Preparing Our Students to Lead in an Interconnected World

I hope that everyone had a wonderful first day of classes yesterday.

I really enjoyed walking around campus and seeing the fresh faces of our students, so excited to be here and ready to learn.

UK Volleyball Goes to China

The Kentucky volleyball team and staff returned from a two-week trip to China Wednesday night, where they combined competition and culture into a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Wildcats visited five cities, played seven matches against some of the elite Chinese professional teams and went on an educational journey along the way. The team visited historical sites and landmarks and took a class that began a week before they left and continued in China.

UK LGBTQ* Welcome Back

On Thursday, August 28, the University of Kentucky LGBTQ* Task Force and Office for Institutional Diversity will host a Welcome Back event from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the Student Center Patio.

This event will connect UK faculty, staff and students and their allies with campus/community resources and highlight ways to get involved with the LGBTQ* community.  

2014 UKCI Artwork and Essay Competition

 

The UK Confucius Institute presents the 4th Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition to celebrate the Traditional Chinese Moon Festival!

Categories:
Essay
Artwork

Levels:
Elementary (grades 1 - 5)
Middle & High (grades 6 - 12)

Awards:
All participants will receive an Award.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Awards Ceremony: As part of the KYCAA Moon Festival Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Education Abroad Fair

Education Abroad (EA) will hold its annual Fall Fair on Wednesday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

UK Faculty Members Conduct College Teaching Workshops in Qingdao Technological University

Assistant Professor Brandi Frisbi and Associate Professor Kevin Real, from the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, and Katherine Rogers-Carpenter, lecturer in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digitial Studies at the UK College of Arts and Sciences,  led a series of college teacher training workshops at Qingdao Technological University in China from July 14 through Aug. 1, 2014.

Journalism's Buck Ryan Publishes in Jilin Research Journal on Chinese Culture

University of Kentucky Associate Professor Buck Ryan, who was honored a second time for his teaching at Shanghai University, is publishing an article on journalism education in a prestigious research journal on Chinese culture published by Jilin University.

Ryan, the eighth director in the 100-year history of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, was recognized at Shanghai University in June for the second consecutive year for his course, "Storytelling: Exploring China's Art and Culture." 

Kentucky, China Collaborate on Large-Scale Carbon Capture Project

The University of Kentucky has entered into an agreement with a major Chinese petrochemical conglomerate to develop technologies to capture, utilize and store 1 million tons of carbon dioxide per year from a coal-fired power plant in Dongying, Shandong, China.

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