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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 9, 2018) - The Department of Retailing and Tourism Management (RTM) will host the annual Color Me Spring Fashion Show at 6p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the E.S. Good Barn. Event proceeds support RTM scholarships for students in the department to pursue Education Abroad & Exchanges (EA) opportunities through UK.
Breaking down barriers leads to more inclusivity, embracing diversity from every angle. This is what students from the International Student Leadership Team (ISLT), Haruna Yamagata and Khalil Dennis, hope to accomplish in "Boxes and Walls," a multicultural exhibit that is part of the Facing Change Week, taking place April 2-6.
Adrian Lim, a University of Kentucky graduate, has discovered just how impactful art can be in a community. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lim has been working to improve the public vicinities of bustling neighborhoods in Malaysia through his involvement in the creation of street murals.
This is an endowed scholarship in memory of an outstanding international student, Viji Jeganathan. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize an individual who demonstrates leadership and ability in bridging cultural differences and who by example promotes communication among students of diverse nationalities at U.K. or in the Lexington Community.
For some students, choosing to attend a university can be based on cost or closeness to home. For recent University of Kentucky graduate, Halil Helvaci, attending UK was a matter of coming back home.
On March 23, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will launch the SEVP portal. The portal is specifically for students participating in post-completion Optional Practical training (OPT).
Six students from the University of Kentucky will compete in Emory University’s Global Health Case Competition (GHCC) in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, March 17. This is the fourth year that UK will compete in Emory’s competition. Students from three teams that participated in UK’s GHCC were selected to form a new team for the competition.
University of Kentucky doctoral student from Benin, West Africa, Sheila Sagbo recently played a primary role as a research specialist on a policy analysis matrix (PAM) project in Haiti. Sagbo worked with agricultural economics professor Michael Reed of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and former doctoral student Didier Alia. Alex Winter-Nelson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign advised the project.
The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is now open. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers more than 400 awards in support of research, and/or teaching awards in more than 125 countries. Candidates from a variety of backgrounds are eligible – from university faculty to lawyers, artists, journalists and more.
Trey Cardwell only applied to one school for undergrad, the University of Kentucky. When the time came to choose a graduate program to continue his education, once again he chose UK. "One of the reasons I chose to stay at UK was because the opportunities were so much greater, especially in the field of sexual health," Cardwell said.