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The UK International Center (UKIC) has launched the Global Engagement Academy (GEA) — a free professional development program designed for faculty and staff to build cross-cutting competencies in international education and engagement.
The International Center (UKIC) at the University of Kentucky is seeking nominations for the inaugural UK Global Impact Awards. The ceremony, to be held April 22, will honor faculty, staff and alumni who have significantly contributed to the university’s global engagement.
On Wednesday, March 4, the International Center will host an information session as part National Peace Corps week, which celebrates the initiation of the Peace Corps by John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961.
The University of Kentucky’s Global Health Initiatives is partnering with the Confucius Institute for the first time to host its 2020 Global Health Case Competition on February 15, 2020.
The University of Kentucky has been named one of the Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars among colleges and universities for 2019-20.
The University of Kentucky Appropriate Technology and Sustainability (UKATS) research group, in collaboration with Ugandan Makerere University and a Paducah-based nonprofit, Beyond Uganda, has taken a stand on one of the most prominent environmental issues currently being faced: plastic waste pollution.
In June 2019, the University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute (UKIC) traveled to China with KY educators from Henderson, Kenton and Russell county K-12 schools and for the very first-time integrated students from UK’s Martin Luther King Center. The Educators’ Trip to China offers a unique and personal view into the Chinese education system and culture.
Ana Maria Linares, associate professor in UK’s College of Nursing, traveled to Peru this past March 2019 to research the cause of iron-deficiency anemia in Peruvian children at the National University of San Luis Gonzaga.
Jim Krupa, Ph.D., biology professor in UK’s College of Arts and Sciences, directed an education abroad program in the Galapagos this past summer. His five-week program, Evolutionary Ecology of the Galápagos Archipelago, teamed up with UK’s partner university, Universidad de San Francisco Quito (USFQ) to bring a group of UK undergraduate students to USFQ’s Galapagos research center, where they experienced evolutionary theory in action.
Ndeye Matou Amar's journey to Commencement has been filled with overwhelming challenges and inspirational successes. On Dec. 20, she will boldly stand in front of the Class of 2019 — as the selected student speaker — and tell her story of resilience.