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Confucius Institute and Headley-Whitney Present 'Realized in Wood'

The UK Confucius Institute has partnered with the Headley-Whitney Museum to present contemporary art, fashioned in a centuries-old style.

Education Abroad develops two new grant opportunities

Education Abroad in the University of Kentucky International Center is offering two new grant opportunities for graduate students and faculty members.  

“We are partnering in new and exciting ways with our graduate students for the on-going assessment of student learning abroad,” says Anthony Ogden, director of Education Abroad. “Recent research shows that it is no longer enough just to send students abroad, but we have to intentionally design programs that lead to measurable outcomes.”

UK Hosts Chinese Art, Design Students

Recently the University of Kentucky's College of Design and School of Art and Visual Studies in the College of Fine Arts welcomed to campus a group of students and faculty from Shanghai University with interests in the fields of art and design.

UK Confucius Institute Selected as Official Testing Center for Ky.

Hanban, the Confucius Institute headquarters in Beijing, has designated the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute as the official Chinese proficiency test center for the state of Kentucky.

The HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) and the YCT (Youth Chinese Test), are proficiency exams that rank Chinese language learners on different levels of mastery.

UK Faculty and Students Share Appalachian Culture in China

University of Kentucky students and faculty will travel to Shanghai in May to share Appalachian culture at the American Studies Center at Shanghai University.

The  American Studies Center, funded by a grant from The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, is one of 10 similar centers in China. In December 2011, UK signed a joint-venture agreement with Shanghai University to pioneer the center on the SU campus.

'Global Classroom' Increases Student Opportunities for International Experience

Arts and Sciences began using Global Classroom Connections in March to provide cross-cultural experiences and possibly even help develop friendships among students at UK and in other countries. Global Classroom Connections also allows faculty to collaborate with institutions outside of the U.S. through electronic links between courses.

During the spring semester, A&S faculty were asked to propose links between A&S courses and courses at institutions outside the U.S. Five courses were chosen for the first set of Global Classroom Connections courses.

UK Students Bring Renewable Energy Technology to Africa

While Americans may complain about fuel prices, the availability and access to transportation fuel is something that most can take for granted. Several University of Kentucky College of Engineering students from the Paducah campus recently learned that is not necessarily so in other areas of the world.

UK Among Universities Fighting World Hunger

The University of Kentucky, in collaboration with 150 other institutions across the nation, is leading an effort to combat world hunger.

Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH), a partnership program initiated by Auburn University and the UN World Food Programme, was founded to develop and implement action agendas for students and faculty across the globe. The program aims to increase hunger awareness, fundraising, advocacy and academic initiatives, to create a leading university community fully engaged in the effort to eliminate world hunger.

College of Education's Youngest Ambassador Discovers the Flags of Bradley Hall

To anyone else, it may not have been a big deal. But for Rebeka Knight it was very serious.

When the 5-year-old noticed that the Ethiopian flag was missing from the outer walls of Bradley Hall on the University of Kentucky campus, she wanted to know why. See, Rebeka is a native of Ethiopia, adopted by UK College of Education faculty member Victoria Knight and her husband, Robert, and she was very proud that her native flag had been flying on campus. But her dad had no answer to explain its absence.

International Hospitality Program Calls for Hosts

Approximately 1,640 students from more than 100 countries enroll as international students at the University of Kentucky each year. As assimilating into a new culture presents a challenge for many of them, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) in the University of Kentucky International Center has a program to provide them with renowned Lexington hospitality.

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