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Two UK Graduate Students Selected as Delegates to the Commission on the Status of Women

In a competitive application process, two University of Kentucky graduate students, Ibitola Asaolu and Chioma Okafor, were selected as delegates to the Commission on the Status of Women review meeting held in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Asaolu and Okafor were among 15 practicum delegates of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), a 98-year-old organization recently nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

University of Kentucky Symphony wows Chinese audiences with American music

The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra returned to Lexington this week after a 14-day concert tour in China, where its performances received warm receptions.

Skip Gray, director of the UK school of music, called the trip "a huge success."

"The students played beautifully. They performed in great performance halls. Wherever we went we were well received. I can't imagine it being much better," Gray said.

Gatton LINKS Hosts Nearly 200 From Across Globe

There is an old adage which goes something like, "When you throw a pebble into the water, you never know just how far the ripples may reach."  That certainly is the case for the 2013 LINKS Summer Workshop on Social Network Analysis being held on the University of Kentucky campus this week (June 3-7).

UK Student Reflects on Medical Rotation in South Africa

As one University of Kentucky graduate prepared to leave campus, she reflected on one of her favorite experiences during her eight years at UK — traveling to South Africa on a medical rotation.

UK College of Medicine student Elaine Patterson was accustomed to studying abroad, having traveled to Ecuador and Denmark while in college. However, there was one other place she had always wanted to see.

UK Hosting Teachers From Ecuador as Part of International Partnership

If you can read this sentence, it’s likely you owe your understanding of English to one of your many language teachers. Given your fluency, how well could you teach English to another person? Now imagine English isn’t your first language – how well would you be able to teach it then?

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program. In addition, one of UK's four winners, medical student Juliana Odetunde, received one of only five prestigious Fulbright-Fogarty awards, which promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.

UK Music Talents in Spotlight in China, Italy

The sounds of the University of Kentucky School of Music are being featured on international stages this month in China and Italy as the UK Symphony Orchestra and UK Chorale tour miles away from their home stage.

Over 800 UK Students in Programs Abroad

More than 800 University of Kentucky students have left the U.S. during the 2012-2013 academic year to pursue UK Education Abroad opportunities throughout the world.  

UK College of Education Hosts Educators from China

The University of Kentucky College of Education and UK Confucius Institute recently helped host visiting educators from China to learn more about private and innovative public schools in the U.S. Specifically, they wanted to know how the schools are organized, governed and led as well as gain an understanding of how curricula are developed, how expectations for students are set, and the key role parents play in the education of their children.


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