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UK Public Health Gains New Insights From Africa

Four University of Kentucky graduate students from the College of of Public Health spent one month in Zimbabwe this past summer working with local nutritionists and teaching courses at Africa University. 

Located near the city of Mutare, Africa University (AU) enrolls nearly 1,200 students, representing 22 African nations. The private university was established in 1988, and hosted the UK students for the duration of their stay.

UK HealthCare Pediatric Team Brings Guatemalan Child Closer to a Normal Life

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2014) — After Cony Puac delivered her daughter Evany, birthing attendants placed the newborn in her arms and cleared the room. 

UK Patterson School students form foreign affairs magazine

Ex-Patt is a new publication created by students of the Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce that offers a fresh voice in the exciting world of international policy and commerce.

The magazine is a registered student organization that hopes to increase Lexington's awareness about major foreign affairs, while also providing opportunities for UK students to enhance their knowledge of international issues and of academic writing.

Student Org Unites International Student Community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2014) — The International Student Council (ISC) has revitalized its role on campus to creatively unite international students at UK.  

With its creation in 1988, the ISC was founded with the purpose of spreading diversity and acting as an umbrella organization for all international organizations within UK’s campus.

UK Confucius Institute Director Wins KWLA Award

This weekend, Huajing Maske, executive director of the Office of China Initiatives and director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky, will receive the Amici Linguarum (Friend of Languages) Award given by the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA).

UKCI's Distinguished Scholar Series Explores Chinese Capital in Africa, and Female Drug Dealers in Chinese Prisons

Chinese involvement in Africa and female drug dealers in Chinese prisons are the topics of this fall’s Distinguished Scholar Series, sponsored by UK’s Confucius Institute.

Ching Kwan Lee, a sociology professor at UCLA, launches the series with “The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia,” which explores China’s role in copper and construction in Zambia

UK Professors Present Music Ed Research in Brazil

This past July, members of the music education faculty represented the University of Kentucky School of Music at the 31st International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The biennial conference serves as an opportunity for researchers and practitioners from across the world to meet and contribute their findings and experiences to the field of music education.

UK Grad Tracking Ebola in Liberian Slums Featured in The New York Times

Mosaka FallahTracking the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from person to person in Liberia's crowded capital Monrovia has proved a difficult task for emergency officials who are working to contain the disease.

Global Design

In partnership with various academic departments, UK Education Abroad has developed a unique portfolio of programs that enable students to further their studies in some of the world's best centers for design.  The Global Design collaboration is made possible in part by the following University of Kentucky departments:

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Art & Visual Studies
  • School of Interiors: Planning / Strategy / Design
  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • School of Journalism & Telecommunications

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.

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