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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Annalei Canter poses for a photo on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Annalei Canter travels outside her comfort zone

Sophia Shoemaker September 30, 2021

Freshman fashion merchandising major Annalei Canter has lived in several states and countries throughout her life, and she is working to meet new people in her newest home at UK. Canter was born in Chongqing,...

Mary Tucker and Lucas Kozeniesky pose with their Olympic silver medals after the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Gold Medal match between Team USA and China on Tuesday July 27, 2021. 

Mary Tucker wins silver, becomes second UK Rifle star to medal at Olympics

Barkley Truax July 27, 2021

Mary Tucker and her teammate Lucas Kozeniesky are now Olympic silver medalists. The pair were guaranteed a medal after the qualifying rounds of the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event, shooting a 418.0 to...

Campus leaders at the opening of UKs Confucius Institute in November of 2010. Staff file photo. 

UK closing Confucius Institute, effective immediately

Natalie Parks March 3, 2021

Effective immediately, the University of Kentucky will close its branch of the Confucius Institute, an educational partnership with China present at many universities, due to "ongoing tensions between...

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UK faculty source over 6,000 protective masks for UK HealthCare workers

Emily Girard April 3, 2020

After hearing of a shortage of personal protective equipment at UK Healthcare due to the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Chinese and Chinese-American UK faculty banded together to acquire over 6,000 face...

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UK limits travel to China amid CDC warnings

Kernel Staff January 23, 2020

UPDATE: A week after first emailing the UK community about coronavirus safety, UK officials have sent a second email updating rules and recommendations for campus.The email said that because the Centers...

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Op-ed: In solidarity with students in Hong Kong

Dr. Alexander Lai September 4, 2019

While the wildcats are back in the classrooms, students in Hong Kong are on strike. These students have been, along with millions of fellow Hong Kongers, protesting in the streets for almost three months...

International students plan to celebrate the holidays

Bailey Vandiver and Rick Childress November 21, 2017

The Pilgrims traveled many miles to experience their first Thanksgiving. So did UK international students.As of spring 2017, UK had 1,625 international students, according to UK Institutional Research...

UK associate law professor Brian L. Frye gives a TED Talk at Jilin University in Changchun, China. Photo provided by Frye.

UK law professor discusses ‘extremum’ in TED Talk in China

Shelby Helton September 26, 2017

A UK law professor gave a TED Talk at Jilin University in Changchun, China in June.Brian L. Frye, Associate Professor of Law, received the opportunity to travel to China this summer to teach at multiple...


The Emperor’s Army: Terra Cotta Soldiers in China

Morgan Garrett March 13, 2017

When you think of China you probably think of big cities like Beijing and Hong Kong? But there is so much more to it than that. If you hop on a bus and venture a few hours outside the city, the landscape...

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