Office for Global Engagement

The Office for Global Engagement (OGE) provides campus-wide leadership and coordination in support of University of Utah global initiatives, partnerships, and programs. Our mission is to facilitate transformative global learning, innovative scholarship, and cross-cultural engagement opportunities for all students and faculty, and to promote intercultural competence and understanding. OGE provides the infrastructure for the University to become a hub of collaboration across academic disciplines and with partnering organizations to transform teaching and learning, scholarship, and service in the context of addressing pressing issues in a complex and interconnected world.

Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Grants
Deadline: March 20, 2015

read moreThe Office for Global Engagement (OGE) is offering grants of up to $10,000 for departmental or interdisciplinary teams composed of a minimum of three faculty members to improve global learning as part of the Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) project at the University of Utah. We define global learning “as the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students acquire through a variety of experiences that enable them to understand world cultures and events; analyze global systems; appreciate cultural differences; and apply this knowledge and appreciation to their lives as citizens and workers” (Olsen, Green and Hill, 2006).

Faculty & Staff Global Engagement Award
Deadline: March 27, 2015

read moreThe Office for Global Engagement (OGE) has established this award to recognize faculty and staff contributions to the university’s global dimension and those who have demonstrated excellence in providing support to international students, students participating in learning abroad and/or global internship programs, international partnership development that engages students, and other programs that provide significant opportunities for global learning either on campus or abroad. One faculty member and one staff member will be awarded (two awards).

global-change-and-sustainability‘Kingsbury Hall Presents’: Bringing International Diversity to the Stage

read moreThe Kingsbury Hall Presents program has existed at the University of Utah for more than 14 years and has helped to bring both international and domestic performers to the Salt Lake valley, from international dance performances to Broadway hits. As successful as the Presents program has been, Brooke Horejsi, Executive Director of Kingsbury Hall Performing Arts Center and Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts, has even bigger plans for its future through the incorporation of the Global Arts Series.


read moreGlobal sustainability is an area of research that, by its very nature, requires the input of scientists and experts from virtually every discipline imaginable, and it was this idea that led to the inception of the Global Change and Sustainability Center [GCSC] here at the University of Utah in 2011.


read moreFor those whose very lives are threatened by the pursuit of knowledge things can often seem very dire. In countries such as Syria, Iraq, Columbia, and Nigeria, the very act of scholarly research can often put a person as well as their family, at risk of death or persecution.

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