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Dr. Johnnye Lewis, PhD, will serve as the keynote presenter for the Global Health Case Competition. Her lecture is titled “Global Legacy of Environmental Injustice to Indigenous Peoples in the Wake of Weapons Development, Industry, and Technology.” The lecture will be on Friday, September 22 at 12:00pm EST in room 124 of the Lee Todd Building, UK College of Pharmacy
The International Center at the University of Kentucky has announced the 2023 UK Global Impact Award winners. Recipients comprise faculty, staff, alumni and community members who have significantly contributed to the university’s global engagement through education, research and service, as well those who have fostered a culturally diverse, welcoming environment.
Explore First: Careers, Cultures and Connections (Explore First), an education abroad opportunity developed by UK’s International Center and the Office for Student Success, is an integrated global learning experience with curricular and co-curricular elements. It is focused on career readiness with meaningful connections between academic attainment and post-graduation success. The experience is designed and implemented intentionally to equip and empower first-generation students who have made the bold decision to study abroad.
As the University of Kentucky continues to become a more globally engaged campus, it is important that all faculty and staff have the opportunity to be informed about UK’s many international connections and to contribute to internationalization themselves.
Dave Arnett, director of the University of Kentucky Intercollegiate Debate program, visited Hanoi, Vietnam, where he observed Team USA at the World Schools Debating Championship and spoke at the U.S. Embassy. The goal of the trip was to help expand Kentucky Debate’s international collaboration.
The University of Kentucky International Center supports employees' global work through various programs and resources.
Originally from India, Namrata Anand now calls Lexington and the University of Kentucky home. A postdoctoral scholar in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Anand is part of a team conducting research into potential life-saving treatments for bone cancer. This rare type of cancer is most likely to affect those younger than 20 years old.
The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) and the University of Burgundy (UB) in Burgundy, France, have built a strong academic partnership over the past several decades, collaborating on an array of programs.
The strongest and most consistent connection, however, has been CAER’s relationship with a French public engineering school, the Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs Numérique et Matériaux (ESIREM). For more than 20 years, CAER has hosted ESIREM’s material science students for internships in its laboratories.
Thanks to funding from UKinSPIRE (Seeding Partnerships for International Research Engagement) that relationship will not only continue but will expand.
The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that four students have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to travel abroad to teach, study or pursue research for the 2023-24 academic year.
Kathleen Aspiranti, an associate professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology in the University of Kentucky College of Education, never thought she would travel overseas as a Fulbright Scholar.