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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.

1st cohort of UKinSPIRE fellows to pursue international research projects

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2023) — The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) have announced the first cohort of UKinSPIRE fellows. UKinSPIRE is an internal funding opportunity for UK faculty, jointly funded by the OVPR and UKIC, intended to stimulate high-impact research projects in any discipline linking UK faculty and international collaborators and to establish collaborations with new international partner institutions or add greater depth to existing institutional partnerships.

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.

International Student Leadership Team graduates to continue education at Columbia University

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 4, 2023) – Commencement can sometimes be a bittersweet time for graduates. A time to celebrate the amazing accomplishment of graduating from the University of Kentucky, it can also be filled with “goodbyes” or “see you laters” to friends and mentors.

Ph.D. student from Lebanon fulfills lifelong dream at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 1, 2023) — For Ashtarout Ammar, the journey to the University of Kentucky wasn’t an easy one. Originally from a small town in the east mountains of Lebanon near the Syrian border, Ammar grew up in an area where access to higher education was extremely limited, especially for women. Now, she is close to achieving her dream of finishing her Ph.D. in engineering at the University of Kentucky.

UK statistics professor selected to work with Addis Ababa University

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 29, 2023) —  Solomon Harrar, a professor in the Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to travel to Ethiopia to work with Addis Ababa University (AAU) on teaching, mentoring and research collaboration for Ph.D. training in statistics.

Nominations open for 2023 Global Impact Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2023) — The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) is seeking nominations for the 2023 UK Global Impact Awards (GIA). Nominations are being accepted now through March 13, 2023. 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.

Charitable gift honors late ag econ professor, promotes international agriculture awareness

Late University of Kentucky agricultural economics professor Russell Brannon was a leader in his field. He spent his career internationalizing teaching, research and extension. When he passed, his wife Janice knew the best way to memorialize him would be to make sure he remained an influential force in the lives of UK students through a charitable gift.

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