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UK Confucius Institute Director Wins KWLA Award

This weekend, Huajing Maske, executive director of the Office of China Initiatives and director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky, will receive the Amici Linguarum (Friend of Languages) Award given by the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA).

UKCI's Distinguished Scholar Series Explores Chinese Capital in Africa, and Female Drug Dealers in Chinese Prisons

Chinese involvement in Africa and female drug dealers in Chinese prisons are the topics of this fall’s Distinguished Scholar Series, sponsored by UK’s Confucius Institute.

Ching Kwan Lee, a sociology professor at UCLA, launches the series with “The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia,” which explores China’s role in copper and construction in Zambia

UK Professors Present Music Ed Research in Brazil

This past July, members of the music education faculty represented the University of Kentucky School of Music at the 31st International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The biennial conference serves as an opportunity for researchers and practitioners from across the world to meet and contribute their findings and experiences to the field of music education.

UK Grad Tracking Ebola in Liberian Slums Featured in The New York Times

Mosaka FallahTracking the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from person to person in Liberia's crowded capital Monrovia has proved a difficult task for emergency officials who are working to contain the disease.

Global Design

 

GLOBAL DESIGN SHOWCASE: Tuesday, October 7  
10:00 to 2:00  Niles Gallery  (Lucille Caudill Fine Arts Library) - Free food!

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:

Record-breaking International Student Enrollment Enriches UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2014) — A record number of international undergraduate students from 107 different countries are enriching UK's campus with diversity, culture and innovation.

Currently, 807 international undergraduate students are on campus, which is a record-breaking 32 percent increase over last year.  In 2007 there were only 185 international undergraduate students on UK's campus, which means enrollment has grown 336 percent since then.

UKCI Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition held successfully

     In August and September of 2014, UKCI held our 4th K-12 Chinese Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition. We held the award ceremony as part of the Chinese Moon Festival evening party organized by the Chinese Association on September 6th. We received 242 artwork submissions and 16 essays from 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 5 high schools and 2 Chinese schools. Submissions were divided into three groups: elementary school, middle school and high school.

Barnes Helps Lead UK Internationalization Efforts

She may not have realized it at the time, but when Beth Barnes came to the University of Kentucky in 2003 as the new director of School of Journalism and Telecommunications in the UK College of Communication and Information, she was already positioned to help move the university in an aggressive pursuit of internationalization.

Coffee Research Leads to Successful Partnership in Brazil

Since its cultural debut in the fifteenth century, coffee has become one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world.

“Coffee is second only to oil in terms of value in globally traded commodities, followed in turn by natural gas and gold,” explained Michael Goodin, associate professor in the UK Department of Plant Pathology.

Confucius Institute Day

In celebration of the work being done at Confucius Institutes across the globe, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (colloquially known as the Hanban) and the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) present Confucius Institute Day. The events include a showcase of Han fashion, dance and ancient music, beginning 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

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