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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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.

Monday, November 6, 2017

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.

Monday, September 25, 2017

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.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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.

Monday, December 4, 2017

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. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Senior laboratory technician, Ann Freytag, hosted her long-standing annual Thanksgiving party for international students from her lab.  At her home, about 30 UK students and scholars from different countries gathered to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal while sharing stories and laughter, and learning from each other’s cultures. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

University of Kentucky nursing student Mia Jackson discovered her passion for working with children during her experience abroad with the Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) health brigade. Jackson and 40 other health professionals, students and faculty shared this transformational experience in Ecuador.

Monday, November 20, 2017

With studying abroad, comes the excitement of making new friends and experiencing new traditions and holidays that influence a culture. Freshman Haruna Yamagata enjoyed every moment when she first experienced Thanksgiving as a high school exchange student in Ashland, Kentucky with her host family. “I view Thanksgiving as a meaningful way for families to finally get together and share special moments,” Yamagata said.