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Two University of Kentucky International Students Received the Viji Jeganathan Award

Two University of Kentucky international students have received scholarships awarded by the UK International Center to support their academic pursuits on campus.

These students received the Viji Jeganathan Award, a university-funded scholarship sponsored by the UK Student Government Association and administered by the UK International Center.

The scholarship supports students who have demonstrated a significant contribution to inter-cultural communication and understanding among students and faculty on campus and promoted friendship across nationality boundaries.

UK Expands Collaborations and Programs with Jilin University

Earlier this semester a University of Kentucky delegation led by Interim Provost Tim Tracy visited Jilin University – one of the most prestigious “Top Ten” universities in China – with an aim to expand UK’s name recognition in China, and create new collaborative opportunities. This trip builds upon President Capilouto’s trip to Jilin University last May.

Like the University of Kentucky, Jilin University is a large comprehensive institution that includes several health care colleges, creating numerous opportunities between the two institutions.

Amanda Pesqueira was awarded the Alltech National Young Scientist Award


Amanda Pesqueira, a UK graduate student in Animal and Food Sciences from Brazil, was recently awarded the Alltech National Young Scientist Award – the Global Award will be announced later this year. Pesqueira shared her story on the Alltech Innovations Blog.

UK, Georgetown College and BCTC Host International Advisers

Educational advisers from 18 countries (e.g., Peru, Kazakhstan, Bosnia, Malawi and Argentina) traveled to Lexington on April 29 to attend a weeklong Training Institute where they learned to navigate the complex process of applying to U.S. colleges and universities.

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. 

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