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UK International Center announces 2023 Global Impact Award winners

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 8. 2023) — 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: Inaugural first-gen study abroad program expands access to the world

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2023) — When was the last time you did something that scared you? When you embraced fear and let it empower you?   For many first-generation students, this is every step of their college experience.   They are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree. The first to navigate the complex college admissions process, the first to meet with advisors and visit campuses, the first to find a roommate and leave home, the first to step into unchartered territory.  

UKIC releases Global Engagement Academy offerings for Fall 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2023) — 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.  

Taking care of our people: How the UK International Center supports UK employees’ global work

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2023) — In the spring of 2023, Jennifer Grisham, professor in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program at the University of Kentucky College of Education's Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education, found herself in a difficult situation.

International postdoctoral scholar helping fight bone cancer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 17, 2023) — 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.

Longtime UK-University of Burgundy partnership to expand

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2023) — They say Burgundy and bourbon do not mix, but thanks to a long-standing University of Kentucky relationship, that very well may be changing. 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.

Fulbright experience positively impacts faculty member's research, family

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 16, 2023) — 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. “That was something that was reserved for people much smarter, much more worldly, and much more prestigious than me,” said Aspiranti.

Niamh Larson named executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2023) — Niamh Minion Larson, former acting director of the University of Kentucky’s Education Abroad and Exchanges (EA) office, has been named executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges.

4 Wildcats named Fulbrights

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2023)  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.

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