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UK Juniors Win Boren Scholarships to Study Chinese, Russian Abroad

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that international studies junior Shauna Rust and foreign language and international economics junior Amaris Wade have been awarded the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship for up to $20,000 toward the study of Russian and Chinese languages abroad. Rust and Wade are two of 165 undergraduate student award winners selected nationally from a pool of 820 applicants.

"See Blue." #selfie: Tiffany Molina

Want to get to know the people behind some of the biggest student leadership positions on campus? We did, too! That's why we've introduced "see blue." #selfie - a series on UKNow that lets student leaders from across campus tell us a little bit more about themselves and their organizations. Up this week, the 2015-16 president of the International Student Council, Tiffany Molina!

Students Share Experiences Abroad Live on UK Education Abroad’s Snapchat

University of Kentucky Education Abroad (UK EA) is collaborating with UK students to share firsthand experiences abroad via Snapchat in a #TakeoverTuesday campaign this summer. Beginning May 10, a student will takeover the UK EA Snapchat account each Tuesday to share videos and pictures from their program. The takeovers will feature education abroad programs from Peru to Singapore.

UK Offers Many Ways to Help Ecuador's People After Earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Saturday, April 16. The epicenter was in Manabi province, in the Ecuadorian coastline, where many cities and villages have been devastated.

 

International Theater Student Accepted into Prestigious Master of Fine Arts Program

As an international theater student from Beijing, senior Shaofei Chen landed at the University of Kentucky a short four years ago with “a narrow English vocabulary and little knowledge of Western culture,” he said.

College of Education Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education Goes Global

The Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education, established in 2014 through the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling within the UK College of Education, has seen success on a global scale.

David Nemer Researches Cubans’ Use of Technology during Winter Break

The College of Information Studies Assistant Professor of Information Communication Technology David Nemer spent a month in Havana, Cuba from December to January researching telecenters and community technology centers to determine how and why Cubans use the Internet.

As a part of his ongoing research on technology use in marginalized communities, Nemer chose Cuba as his next area of study because of the potential changes that could arise once the embargo between the United States and Cuba is lifted, he said.

Three UK Arts & Sciences Students Awarded Grants for International Travel

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences awarded three International Studies students travel grants for the Winter 2015 intersession to further their education abroad.

Natalie Shofner, Bridget Nicholas and Trevor Burba were awarded up to $1700 to travel independently to London, Paris and Berlin visiting historical and cultural sites during their time there.

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