Global U Newsletter
WELCOME TO GLOBAL U
The University of Utah’s Office of Global Engagement supports and coordinates initiatives across campus that expose students, faculty and staff to experiences meant to promote a broader understanding of the world. The office provides infrastructure and serves as a hub of collaboration across academic disciplines and with partnering organizations to address pressing issues in a complex and interconnected world.
“The Office for Global Engagement was created by the president’s office to support and coordinate global initiatives across the U,” said Sabine Klahr, acting chief global officer. “We are here to support our campus and to be a central location for all things international.”
In addition to global initiatives and programs on campus, OGE provides oversight for Learning Abroad, International Student & Scholar Services, Global Risk Management, Global Partnership Development, Global Learning Across Disciplines grants for faculty, as well as the U Asia Campus in South Korea. OGE also collaborates with the Hinckley Institute regarding Global Internships and with the English Language Institute. The office has also developed important resources for campus, such as the Global U Inventory, an online database for information and data regarding the U’s international activities, including faculty and global engagement.
“The advantage of a central office is the ability to raise awareness and make connections across the many stakeholders both within and outside of the U,” said Cheri Daily, director of external relations and development. “Our campus is a large, complex organization and our students, faculty and staff are heavily involved in global initiatives and our office provides them with the support they need.”
As a global community with international students and faculty from around the world, the U is contributing to cutting edge research and education as well as providing the diverse perspectives essential to innovation and creating positive change in the world. It is through transformative learning, scholarship, cross-cultural engagement and the strong commitment and expertise from the campus community, that the U has the ability to generate new knowledge and advance understanding of the ever-changing world.
As Utah’s flagship university and an internationally recognized institution of higher education, it’s essential for the U to have a central coordinating hub for global initiatives to advance its international reach. OGE continues to be committed to expanding opportunities for global learning, gaining intercultural competence and making a difference in the global community.
The Office for Global Engagement (OGE) is offering grants of up to $10,000 for departmental/college 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) initiative at the University of Utah.
Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017
Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline: February 2, 2018
On Sept. 18, the Office of Global Engagement at the University of Utah will welcome 70 collegiate coaches from China to participate in a training and education program for three months. Sponsored by the China Scholarship Council and the Federation University Sports China, the coaches will work with U athletics staff on techniques in men and women’s basketball and track and field. This will be the second year the U has participated in the program, which is part of the Pac-12 Globalization Initiative.
When most people think of the legal system, they tend to think of intense litigation within crowded courtrooms, murder, theft, or something equally dramatic. What usually doesn’t come to mind immediately is something like basic human rights.
Dr. Vandana Shiva combines sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism, speaking out on environmental and social justice issues worldwide. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as “an environmental hero” in 2003, and in November 2010, Forbes Magazine named Dr. Shiva one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Libby Gardner Hall
It will include many exciting student performances, an international fashion show, a cultural showcase sponsored by the U’s many international student groups, and much more! Please join us in celebrating the U’s diverse international student community!
Friday, November 17, 2017
6:00 - 8:00pm
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