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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.
Hear from two peer mentors and students about their experience in the International Village Living Learning Program (LLP), which has allowed them to develop a sense of community, long-lasting relationships and the ability to become more involved with UK’s campus.
Staff member working in UK’s Student and Academic Life division, Sarah Ballard, along with other team members, attended the Student Autonomy: Advisors Creating Positive Change for Students conference in Hasselt, Belgium this past summer.
UK has partnered with the U.S. Peace Corps to launch its first Peace Corps Prep certificate program, which prepares students for international development field work and potential Peace Corps service.
Muhammed Javed, an international student from Pakistan majoring in materials engineering, took on a co-op opportunity with North American Stainless this past spring. North American Stainless has become one of the largest, fully integrated stainless-steel producers in the U.S. Javed’s experience with North American Stainless went so well that upon completing his co-op work, the company offered him a full-time position.
IREX, which is an international, nonprofit organization that partners with more than 100 countries around the globe to specialize in global education and development, helps UK bring global experience to campus.
Wayne Sanderson, professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the UK College of Public Health, will travel back to Liberia at the end of the fall 2019 semester to work with University of Liberia staff to develop a School of Public Health within the College of Health Sciences and launch a new Master of Public Health degree program.
UK is currently hosting its first exchange professor from San Francisco de Quito University (USFQ), Maria Amelia Viteri, who is teaching two courses that are cross listed in Linguistics and Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Esias Bedingar, UK international alum from Chad, in partnership with the University of Kentucky, officially launched the Esias K. Bedingar Fund on April 17 during UK’s first-ever 24-hour Giving Day.