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President’s Blog: Immigration Reform Reflects the American Dream

Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to China with a delegation from the University of Kentucky to advance several partnerships growing between UK's colleges and departments and universities and industries in a country growing in economic importance.

Shanghai University Students Visit UK

Students from Shanghai University (SHU) will get a taste of the bluegrass this week as the UK American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a summit for SHU students on Monday, April 22.

Three UK Students are awarded the Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship

Education Abroad (EA) and the Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR) awarded three UK students with an Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS) to support their international independent research projects during the summer session. 

UK Delegation Visits Cuba, Learns About its Healthcare System

A delegation of 20 UK students, hospital administrators, faculty and staff recently returned from Cuba, where through an Education Abroad program they explored the country’s unique health care system.

The delegation, led by Peter Berres, retired assistant dean for student affairs in the College of Health Sciences, and Claudia Hopenhayn, associate professor in the College of Public Health, met with a broad range of health care professionals, from family doctors to some of the top medical specialists in the country.

African American and Africana Studies Program Expands with New Faculty

The African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) program emerged in Fall 2011, uniting African American Studies & Research Program with Africana Studies, to create greater community presence, to provide international study opportunities in the focus area and to work toward creating an undergraduate major. In the Fall 2013, the area will expand even further, as two new distinguished faculty join the program.

Professor Builds UK Connections, Helps Transform Agriculture in Burma

The University of Kentucky has increased its ability to engage in smart, innovative agricultural development work in countries like Burma, through the return of Brent Rowell as the Extension Specialist in International and Sustainable Horticulture in the UK College of Agriculture.

Rowell began his career at UK as the state extension vegetable crops specialist in the College of Agriculture in 1994, becoming a full professor by 2005. 

UK International Center Identifies University's Greatest Global Opportunities

The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) is leading the development of a new strategic plan that will align with UK President Capilouto’s priorities of enhancing educational excellence and seeking external funding to support that enhancement.

To focus UKIC’s strategic planning Susan Carvalho, associate provost for international programs, has organized a process to identify geographic hubs that offer the greatest opportunities to meet President Capilouto’s priorities.

UKCI Scholarships Aid Students’ Summer Education Abroad in Shanghai

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute proudly awarded scholarships to14 students to support their participation in the UK sponsored summer education abroad program, Conversational Chinese at Shanghai University.

This 4-week Summer I course in China will take place May 12 to June 7. The students will learn Chinese in an immersion environment while living in the international student resident hall at Shanghai University’s Zhabei campus, located near the heart of the city.

UK Builds Relationships, Assists Pakistani Business Schools

A group of University of Kentucky faculty, staff and administrators recently traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan, to sign new partnerships and conduct an intensive three-day workshop with a consortium of five business schools from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, located in the northwest of Pakistan along the Afghanistan border.

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