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Beyond Classes : UK Senior Prepares for a Successful Career in Data Science

Ashir Amin is a high-achieving University of Kentucky senior from Karachi, Pakistan. A computer science major, he has been involved in various campus organizations including Alphi Phi Omega and the International Student Council. Over the course of his undergraduate studies, Amin has taken advantage of various opportunities outside the classroom to hone his computer science skills and fine-tune his career path. Very recently, he completed an internship in Austin, Texas with Dell; an experience he describes as simply, “amazing.”

Annual Midwest Global Health Conference Tackles Refugees’ Health Challenges

The University of Kentucky’s Global Health Initiatives, a unit within the UK International Center, will host the 2016 Annual Midwest Global Health Conference Nov. 5 at the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

The conference provides the opportunity for attendees to explore the health and social issues regarding immigrant and migrant populations. Those in attendance will gain knowledge about the systems already in place and the potential challenges in creating a community that can care for our rapidly growing and diverse population.

Roberts Named Associate Provost for Internationalization

The University of Kentucky International Center welcomes Sue Roberts, professor of geography, as its new Associate Provost for Internationalization.

Sue Roberts has been a faculty member in geography at the University of Kentucky since 1991. In her more than 25 years at UK, she has served in a number of roles including director of the International Studies program and associate dean for internationalization in the College of Arts & Sciences.

UK Chadian Student Senator Strives to Leave a Lasting Impact on Campus

College of Arts & Science senator, multilingual neuroscience student, and highly involved individual, are only a few of the titles that can be used to describe Esias Bedingar. Born in Mali, he has lived in Chad, Cote D’Ivoire and Tunisia, making the United States his fourth home. He is a native French speaker, but boasts proficiency in Chadian, Spanish, and Arabic- as well as English.

First-ever Chinese Candidate Nominated as UK Homecoming King

It’s a big win for diversity and inclusion on campus: for the first time in over a hundred years, a Chinese student has become a candidate for Homecoming King. Wit Wang, a business management major in his senior year, was nominated by the Leadership Exchange after serving as Director for Involvement for the 2015-2016 academic year.

From Ethiopia to Kentucky: College of Medicine Welcomes Getachew Hailu

From the mountains and waterfalls of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, to the rolling hills and equine landscapes of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Getachew Hailu endured an exhausting 17-hour trip this summer to begin his sabbatical year at the University of Kentucky.

During this year, Hailu said he hopes to observe other doctors and learn more about cancer, his main field of interest, while working at UK’s College of Medicine.

Global Design

Come join us on the first floor of Pence Hall, October 12th from 10 AM - 2 PM for the Global Design Showcase. Free food and great resources will be provided!

In partnership with various academic departments, UK Education Abroad has developed a unique portfolio of programs that enable students to further their studies in some of the world's best centers for design.  The Global Design collaboration is made possible in part by the following University of Kentucky departments:

Dr. Alan J. DeYoung to Embark on a Journey to Turkmenistan as a Senior Fulbright Scholar

Alan J. DeYoung, Ph.D., first came to UK from Florida State University in 1977, where he obtained a doctorate in anthropological and sociological studies in education from Stanford University. His doctoral minor was in sociology; and he also attained a master of arts in child development. Now, DeYoung can add another “Senior Fulbright Scholar” to his many awards. He was selected by the U.S. Department of State and the International University for the Humanities & Development (IUHD) in Turkmenistan to be a part of this new experience.

Over $450,000 in Education Abroad Scholarships Are Available to UK Students

LEXINGTON, KY. (Feb. 12, 2016) — University of Kentucky Education Abroad (UK EA) invites all internationally interested students to attend the Scholarship Workshop from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Hub of the William T. Young Library. During this workshop, students will be able to discover how they can earn their share of the $450,000 available in scholarships for education abroad programs with UK EA.


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