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Doctorate Student Gives Back to His Home Country with Knowledge Attained at UK

With a passion for biology, Zana Majeed came to the University of Kentucky and earned his doctorate in 2016. The Iraq native graduated with valuable experience that he took back to his home country in an effort to create a more engaged and involved scientific community. Upon returning to Iraq, Majeed began working for Salahaddin University-Erbil as a lecturer of zoology, neurobiology and English.

2017 UKCI Distinguished Scholar Series: The Inequality of Human Capital Among China’s Children and China’s Future Growth and Stability

Join the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) and College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in welcoming Dr. Scott Rozelle as the first speaker in the 2017 Spring Distinguished Scholars Series. His lecture entitled The Inequality of Human Capital Among China’s Children and China’s Future Growth and Stability and discussion will take place at the Auditorium in the William T. Young Library on Tuesday, March 7, 3:00p.m.

UK Neurobiology Professor Brings Students, Faculty Together

The connection between two neurons in the brain has been an intriguing topic to Robin Cooper, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Cooper has been at UK for 21 years teaching his true passion: synaptic transmissions. Cooper said he loves it so much that he “often goes on tangents” and has to be reminded by his students to stay on track during lectures.

UKIC Statement on Executive Order on Immigration

As most people know, late on Friday afternoon President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The Executive Order was almost immediately put into force by Customs and Border Protection personnel. On the basis of this order, persons from seven named countries – Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Syria – were denied entry into the US, even if they had been qualified for entry as refugees, and/or possessed valid visas or even possibly permanent residency status (green cards).

Team of UK Interprofessional Students to Compete in Emory University’s International Global Health Competition

Six students from the University of Kentucky will travel to Atlanta,GA to compete in the International Global Health Competition in Emory University. The team was chosen out of seven interdisciplinary student teams that gathered on Saturday, Jan. 21 to compete in the third annual Global Health Case Competition, where they sought to find solutions tackling gun violence and its health and social ramifications in Honduras.

Miko McFarland Named UK Executive Director of Education Abroad, Exchanges

Miko McFarland, former assistant director and acting director of University of Kentucky’s Education Abroad and Exchanges office, will be the university's new executive director for Education Abroad and Exchanges.

McFarland, a Missouri native, received her bachelor's degree in anthropology and master's degree in international affairs and administration from Missouri State University. She studied abroad in Japan as an undergraduate and returned to Japan to work during her graduate studies.

Get to Know One of UK’s Most Popular Exchange Programs at Maynooth University

Students can learn more about one of University of Kentucky’s most popular exchange programs at Maynooth University, just 15 miles west of Dublin, Ireland, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 207 Bradley Hall.

“No student has ever come back from Maynooth with a bad experience, they love it,” said Laurence Tuccori, exchanges coordinator.

GoinGlobal Helps UK Students With Local, International Job, Internship Searches

University of Kentucky has partnered with GoinGlobal to help job- and internship-seekers find opportunities at home and abroad. The addition of this expert-created career resource strengthens UK’s investment in student career development and its commitment to globalization.

International Students Invited to Training Session for GoinGlobal, New Job Search Software

GoinGlobal is a new software that facilitates the job search process for all University of Kentucky students. The software provides students, faculty and staff with access to a toolkit of resources, which include guides to major cities and countries around the world, internship and job opportunities, and data on cost of living, among many other resources.

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