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University of Kentucky Education Abroad & Confucius Institute Gives Students the Opportunity to Travel to China

Being able to apply what is learned in the classroom in a real-world setting is one of the most valuable experiences that a student will have during their college career. The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute and Education Abroad encourages students to engage in applying their education on a global scale, by offering students the opportunity to travel to China on four different trips, including a new trip during spring break, which will host its first group of students this upcoming March.

UK Confucius Institute Partners with Transylvania University in opening of Confucius Institute

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute recently inaugurated a new Confucius Classroom at Transylvania University in Lexington Ky., on Jan. 30, 2017. The opening of the classroom makes Transylvania the second regional college to partner with UK Confucius Institute, with Asbury College being the first.

UKCI Spring Break Camps

Spring Break is right around the corner and parents will be looking for activities to keep their children engaged throughout the week. The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute has the perfect solution to ensure children have a fun and educational break, by offering a Chinese Language and Culture Spring Break Camp.

The camp will run from April 3-April 7, with activities beginning at 9 a.m., and ending at 4 p.m. each day on the UK campus at Blazer Dining Hall.

UK Shoulder to Shoulder Brigades Serve Ecuador during the Spring Break

Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) is leading 47 University of Kentucky students, faculty and community members on a nine-day interdisciplinary health brigade experience on March 11-19 in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

The brigade will continue STSG’s tradition of incorporating academic and community partners to improve the health and well being of impoverished and underserved communities, while offering students and health professionals the opportunity to work in a multicultural and interdisciplinary setting.

Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia to Visit the University of Kentucky

The consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, Mdm. Rosmalawati Chalid, will visit the University of Kentucky to meet with university leadership and to visit the Indonesian community of UK and Lexington. Chalid will be joined by Fajar Yusuf, consul for information, social, and cultural affairs and another staff member from the consulate’s office.

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).


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