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The Cultural Diversity Festival Returns to Celebrate the Richness of UK’s Campus

The Cultural Diversity Festival will celebrate UK and Lexington's global community through several events throughout the month of March.

Taste of Our World


In its 25th year, Taste of Our World is one of the most popular Cultural Diversity Festival events.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
11am – 1:30pm
Student Center Grand Ballroom
$5 for all you care to eat! Cash or FLEX dollars accepted

UK Libraries Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

As the Chinese Lunar New Year approached, University of Kentucky Libraries presented  an exhibition featuring two slide shows and a display of "Celestial Horses" in honor of the Year of the Horse. All three displays were shown  in the  William T. Young Library.

UK Arts in HealthCare Presents Chinese New Year Celebration

The UK Arts in HealthCare program teamed up with music therapists, dancers, singers and musicians to present a Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 1, in the Albert B. Chandler Hospital's Pavilion A Auditorium.

The show was free and open to the public.

Master's Program Teaches to Teach English as Second Language

The visiting South Korean teachers currently studying at the University of Kentucky are part of a long line of successful educational partnerships for the university’s Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) program. The experience for these teachers, however, is a bit different: they are the first to receive graduate credit by participating in UK’s newly formed master’s program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

Workshop Will Help UK Faculty Apply for Fulbright Awards

UK is highly ranked for the number of faculty conducting ground-breaking research on the international stage through the Fulbright Program.

Many of the successful Fulbright recipients were advised by David Adams, the former director of the East Asia/Pacific region for the Fulbright Program, whom the UK International Center brought to campus in 2013.

UK Employees Providing Hope for Haiti

For most of us, vacation days are used for relaxing, traveling, sight-seeing, or even just doing nothing.

For some University of Kentucky employees, however, those vacation days are put to use serving those who are less fortunate and in need of good medical care.

UK Education Abroad Expands Opportunities in Mexico

Although it is Viva México in the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Passport to the World initiative, very few students choose to study there.

Student's Passions Lead to Internship in Africa

Many of us have had big holiday meals over the last few weeks, often times bringing a dish to share to the host’s house, but if you are ever invited to Sydney Dobson’s table you should probably arrive empty-handed.

“Since I was around 14, I’ve cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I don’t want anyone else to cook; if I’m hosting dinner, you’re getting my food,” the Hodgenville native and University of Kentucky junior said.

And when people do ask what they can bring, her response is about as frank as you can get.

UK Student-Athletes Discover New Ambitions After Service Trip to Africa

As 11 student-athletes leave campus and spend the holiday season with family and friends, reflect on the past year, the highlight for many will undoubtedly be the week they spent in Africa working on homes, giving aid and forming relationships with the Ethiopian people. 

"I had never been out of the country before so I thought it was really going to be a fun experience," said Williamson. "I was kind of nervous, too."

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