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Record-breaking International Student Enrollment Enriches UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2014) — A record number of international undergraduate students from 107 different countries are enriching UK's campus with diversity, culture and innovation.

Currently, 807 international undergraduate students are on campus, which is a record-breaking 32 percent increase over last year.  In 2007 there were only 185 international undergraduate students on UK's campus, which means enrollment has grown 336 percent since then.

UKCI Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition held successfully

     In August and September of 2014, UKCI held our 4th K-12 Chinese Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition. We held the award ceremony as part of the Chinese Moon Festival evening party organized by the Chinese Association on September 6th. We received 242 artwork submissions and 16 essays from 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 5 high schools and 2 Chinese schools. Submissions were divided into three groups: elementary school, middle school and high school.

Barnes Helps Lead UK Internationalization Efforts

She may not have realized it at the time, but when Beth Barnes came to the University of Kentucky in 2003 as the new director of School of Journalism and Telecommunications in the UK College of Communication and Information, she was already positioned to help move the university in an aggressive pursuit of internationalization.

Coffee Research Leads to Successful Partnership in Brazil

Since its cultural debut in the fifteenth century, coffee has become one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world.

“Coffee is second only to oil in terms of value in globally traded commodities, followed in turn by natural gas and gold,” explained Michael Goodin, associate professor in the UK Department of Plant Pathology.

Confucius Institute Day

In celebration of the work being done at Confucius Institutes across the globe, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (colloquially known as the Hanban) and the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) present Confucius Institute Day. The events include a showcase of Han fashion, dance and ancient music, beginning 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

UK Education Abroad, ISA Offer New Diversity Scholarships

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2014) — In an effort to encourage education abroad participation for all students, University of Kentucky Education Abroad is now offering a unique opportunity for students who often opt out of this high-impact educational experience.  Diversity scholarships, which range between $2500 and $5000, are now available to UK students participating in approved programs through International Studies Abroad (ISA).

UK Education Abroad Participation Jumps 24 Percent

The number of University of Kentucky students exploring the international dimension of their disciplines by studying abroad increased by 24 percent this past year — eight times the national average.

"Our growth is massive, and even more significant when compared to the roughly 3 percent growth the rest of the nation is experiencing," said Anthony Ogden, executive director of education abroad and exchanges at UK.

Graduate Awards in the United Kingdom - Info Session

 

On Wednesday, September 3 at 5:30 p.m. in 213 Funkhouser, the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards will host an information session on graduate study in the United Kingdom.   

Provost's Blog: Preparing Our Students to Lead in an Interconnected World

I hope that everyone had a wonderful first day of classes yesterday.

I really enjoyed walking around campus and seeing the fresh faces of our students, so excited to be here and ready to learn.

UK Volleyball Goes to China

The Kentucky volleyball team and staff returned from a two-week trip to China Wednesday night, where they combined competition and culture into a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Wildcats visited five cities, played seven matches against some of the elite Chinese professional teams and went on an educational journey along the way. The team visited historical sites and landmarks and took a class that began a week before they left and continued in China.

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