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Nominations open for 2024 Global Impact Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2024) — The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) is seeking nominations for the 2024 UK Global Impact Awards. Nominations are being accepted through March 15, 2024. The UK Global Impact Awards recognize contributions towards enhancing UK’s global engagement through education, research and service, as well as fostering a culturally diverse, welcoming environment that is conducive to comprehensive campus internationalization. 

International Center releases Global Engagement Academy offerings for Spring 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2024)  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.  

Travel vaccinations now available at UK Pharmacist Care Clinic

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2024) — UK Retail Pharmacies now offers a new service to make preparing for international travel easier. The service provides travelers with all the required and recommended vaccines they need based on their destination. Travelers can prepare for their next trip abroad by receiving counseling based on their travel itinerary, as well as travel vaccinations, including:

Fulbright awardee leads reforestation effort in Australia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2024) — For more than two decades, Chris Barton, Ph.D., professor of forest hydrology and watershed management in the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, has been conducting research related to environmental pollution and the restoration of degraded lands. Primarily focused on coal mines in Appalachia, Barton’s research recently expanded to a more global scale.

From Nigeria to Kentucky, doctoral grad pursues educational policy and evaluation career

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2023) — While working in his home country of Nigeria at the University of Ibadan, it became clear to Olumuyiwa “Moses” Desmennu that pursuing a Ph.D. would be essential for his professional advancement and personal fulfillment.    Last week, he celebrated completion of that goal as he walked across the University of Kentucky commencement stage to accept his Ph.D. in education sciences, but his path from Nigeria to Kentucky was a much longer journey. 

Refugee finds a 2nd home at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2023)  In August 2021, as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, many students in the country suddenly found themselves in limbo — unsure of whether or how to continue their education. As they searched for answers, and many fled their home country, the launch of the Kentucky Innovative Scholarship Pilot Project provided hope, and the University of Kentucky mobilized to provide a home away from home.

Applications open for seed funding to stimulate global research partnerships

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2023) — UKinSPIRE (Seeding Partnerships for International Research Engagement), an internal funding opportunity for University of Kentucky faculty, is now accepting applications for FY24-25 with a deadline of March 1, 2024.

UK receives APLU International Impact Award for Global Engagement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2023) — In recognition of its commitment to furthering internationalization on campus and fostering a more diverse campus community, The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) has named the University of Kentucky the 2023 winner of the APLU International Impact Award for Global Engagement. The award was accepted on behalf of the university by Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Eric Monday, Ph.D., at the annual meeting of the APLU’s awards ceremony. 

International Studies Program to host symposium on conflict-induced displacement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2023) — In honor of International Education Week, the University of Kentucky's International Studies Program and International Center are proud to host a symposium on conflict-induced displacements from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 17, in the Office of China Initiatives.

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