It was September when she first touched a skeleton sled out of curiosity. September 2017, that is. As in ... five months ago. Before then, she had never heard of the sliding sport where an athlete hurtles head-first down a frozen track.
Six students placed first in the fourth annual Global Health Case Competition (GHCC) on Saturday, Feb. 3 with their plan to improve palliative care issues in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The competition, hosted by the University of Kentucky’s (UK) International Center Global Health Initiative, encompassed both graduate and undergraduate students in 12 teams to address and propose solutions to real global health issues.
Shoulder to Shoulder Global, a Global Health Initiative at the University of Kentucky, raised $16,136 in the Good Giving Challenge, a fundraising campaign for non-profits hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation. The funds raised from the challenge, which took place from Nov. 28, 2017 and ran through Dec. 31, 2017, will be used to provide multiple health services to approximately 11,000 patients in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
Nicole Funk, a junior from Lexington majoring in natural resources and environmental science with a Spanish minor, participated in an Education Abroad semester-long direct exchange program at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Quito, Ecuador. It was through a community internship that Funk received recognition for best of “Pasantía en la Comunidad” (PASEC) work at USFQ. All USFQ students must complete this program in order to graduate, and international students also have the opportunity to complete a PASEC program if they wish.
University of Kentucky researchers will soon travel to Antarctica to study an insect that can tolerate a wide range of extreme environments.
The Antarctic midge is the only insect endemic to the continent, and it is the largest terrestrial animal that spends its entire life there.
This summer, a team of University of Kentucky archeologists explored two previously unknown archaic Greek sites in Calabria, Italy’s southernmost region, one of which may be the largest Greek mountain fort yet uncovered in this area of the country. These findings deepen scholarly understanding of Greek territorial organization in the toe of Italy, and of the interstate conflicts that occurred across the region throughout the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.
The University of Kentucky officially opened its Global Model Confucius Institute. The dedication ceremony took place on Monday, Sept. 25, froom 3-5 p.m., at the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center ground floor. UK leaders and presidents of Shanghai University, Jilin University and Beijing Language and Culture University were present to officially dedicate the newly renovated space, which has been designed to be a welcoming and functional base for UK’s Confucius Institute.
Through hard work and perseverance, Emily Fanning left the picturesque farmlands of Timaru, New Zealand, to pursue her tennis career in the United States where she now plays as a University of Kentucky senior.
Fanning began playing tennis at the age of 4. Years later, in primary school, a coach noticed Fanning’s athletic talent and helped ignite her ongoing tennis career.
University of Kentucky pediatricians Dr. Donna Grigsby, M. D., and Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, M. D., traveled to Ecuador with Shoulder to Shoulder Global in 2016 on the August health brigade where they met an impoverished family of nine that they immediately knew needed help.
Through hard work and perseverance, senior Emily Fanning left the picturesque farmlands of Timaru, New Zealand to pursue her tennis career in the United States where she now plays for UK. Fanning described how welcomed she felt when arriving at UK. “People are so friendly, here. For example, as an international student, so many people invited me to their house for Thanksgiving. The team is really warm and inviting,” Fanning said.