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Roberts Named Associate Provost for Internationalization

The University of Kentucky International Center welcomes Sue Roberts, professor of geography, as its new Associate Provost for Internationalization.

Sue Roberts has been a faculty member in geography at the University of Kentucky since 1991. In her more than 25 years at UK, she has served in a number of roles including director of the International Studies program and associate dean for internationalization in the College of Arts & Sciences.

UK Chadian Student Senator Strives to Leave a Lasting Impact on Campus

College of Arts & Science senator, multilingual neuroscience and public health student, and highly involved individual, are only a few of the titles that can be used to describe Esias Bedingar. Born in Mali, he has lived in Chad, Cote D’Ivoire and Tunisia, making the United States his fourth home. He is a native French speaker, but boasts proficiency in Chadian, Spanish, and Arabic- as well as English.

First-ever Chinese Candidate Nominated as UK Homecoming King

It’s a big win for diversity and inclusion on campus: for the first time in over a hundred years, a Chinese student has become a candidate for Homecoming King. Wit Wang, a business management major in his senior year, was nominated by the Leadership Exchange after serving as Director for Involvement for the 2015-2016 academic year.

From Ethiopia to Kentucky: College of Medicine Welcomes Getachew Hailu

From the mountains and waterfalls of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, to the rolling hills and equine landscapes of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Getachew Hailu endured an exhausting 17-hour trip this summer to begin his sabbatical year at the University of Kentucky.

During this year, Hailu said he hopes to observe other doctors and learn more about cancer, his main field of interest, while working at UK’s College of Medicine.

Global Design

Come join us on the first floor of Pence Hall, October 12th from 10 AM - 2 PM for the Global Design Showcase. Free food and great resources will be provided!

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:

Dr. Alan J. DeYoung to Embark on a Journey to Turkmenistan as a Senior Fulbright Scholar

Alan J. DeYoung, Ph.D., first came to UK from Florida State University in 1977, where he obtained a doctorate in anthropological and sociological studies in education from Stanford University. His doctoral minor was in sociology; and he also attained a master of arts in child development. Now, DeYoung can add another “Senior Fulbright Scholar” to his many awards. He was selected by the U.S. Department of State and the International University for the Humanities & Development (IUHD) in Turkmenistan to be a part of this new experience.

Over $450,000 in Education Abroad Scholarships Are Available to UK Students

LEXINGTON, KY. (Feb. 12, 2016) — University of Kentucky Education Abroad (UK EA) invites all internationally interested students to attend the Scholarship Workshop from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Hub of the William T. Young Library. During this workshop, students will be able to discover how they can earn their share of the $450,000 available in scholarships for education abroad programs with UK EA.
 

Sounds and Tastes of China Fill the Bluegrass

In celebration of the work being done by Confucius Institutes across the globe, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) will present Confucius Institute Day Sept. 24, the third presentation of this annual UKCI event. This showcase of arts, games, workshops and delicious food celebrating China will be presented from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. All events are free and open to the public.

UKIC and The Career Center Make Provisions For the Career Advancements of International Students

Although the years spent at the university are truly incredible and it is lovely to have the comfort of a safe and known environment, it is certainly also crucial to plan ahead for what lies beyond the shores of the Big Blue Nation.

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