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UK Education Abroad Announces Winners of Spring 2015 Diversity Scholarship

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2014) — Two University of Kentucky students are the first to have been awarded the UK International Studies Abroad Diversity Scholarship for Spring 2015 to help each of them pursue their education abroad endeavors.
 
Johnson Lam, an accounting junior, and Isabella Sanchez, a pre-civil engineering junior, have each been awarded a $5,000 voucher to apply toward an ISA education abroad program within two years.
 

UK Alum Among Ebola Fighters Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year. 
 
A native of Liberia, Fallah received his bachelor's degree in his home country and a master's degree from Kent State University in the United States. He studied at the University of Kentucky from 2005 to 2011, obtaining his doctorate in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in 2011. He subsequently received a master's in public health from Harvard University.
 

IHP Offers Opportunity for Community to Engage With International Students

The University of Kentucky International Hospitality Program (IHP) is seeking "host families" for the spring semester.
 
Approximately 200 new international students will enroll during the spring semester at the University of Kentucky. Of these, many will join IHP in hopes of being "matched" with a family or single person.
 

UK professor receives prestigious collaborative research grant from China

Xuguo “Joe” Zhou’s entomology research has bolstered the University of Kentucky’s international reputation after he and his collaborator, Yongjun Zhang, received a prestigious research grant from China. 

UK Student, Grad Selected as Rhodes Finalists

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2014) — Two University of Kentucky students were recently named finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship.

UK Joins Universities Worldwide to Fight Hunger

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2014) — The University of Kentucky is one of nearly 50 universities worldwide that have banded together to address the global issue of hunger. On Dec. 9, UK President Eli Capilouto and leaders from the other universities will sign the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutritional Security at the United Nations in New York City.
 

UK connection with Fund for Education Abroad provides scholarships for students

University of Kentucky undergraduates may find financial assistance with Fund for Education Abroad, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to students in education abroad programs.
 
Anthony Ogden, executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at UK, was a founding board member for FEA and recently stepped down from his position. JJ Jackson, the vice president of the Office for Institutional Diversity at UK, recently took over this position.

USAID Senior Advisor shares insight on improving education in developing countries

Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at the U.S. Agency for International Development, visited the University of Kentucky on Thursday, November 20 to share the growing progress of USAID’s “Let Girls Learn” program.
 

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