March 21, 2017 | By: Kathy Johnson

Keiko Tanaka, professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will be one of five panelists in "Immigration and Higher Education: Faculty Migration Stories at UK," noon to 1 p.m. March 22 in the UK Athletics Auditorium of the William T. Young Library

The forum is part of the "Civic Life" panel series, developed by the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, a new weekly forum exploring a wide range of issues confronting society today. The UK faculty panel participants are all immigrants to the United States. 

"Immigration is a popular topic today yet little understood. In higher education, immigration is both a topic of study and informs the lives of faculty, staff and students," said Alcalde, who organized the first in the Civic Life series. "In this panel, UK faculty draw on their own experiences to discuss intersections between migration and higher education. The goal is to foster dialogue about the role of immigration in higher education — including faculty, staff, and students’ experiences of migration."

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