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  • Two U students receive Fulbright awards

    Two University of Utah students have been selected as finalist for the prestigious Fulbright scholarship and two students have been chosen as alternates. Elizabeth Gamarra and Alison Shimko have received highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards will allow both to teach English in Spain. Tuscan Thompson and Claire Taylor are alternates and will receive the award if openings are created. If selected, Thompson will teach English in South Korea and Taylor will conduct research in New Zealand.

  • China Coaches Profile: Leng Mei, Track and Field Record Holder

    “I want to see my grandmother again,” says Leng Mei softly, as a translator interprets. “My grandma died before she could meet my son.” Leng Mei’s son, Ye Leng Xi, is nicknamed Tutu and loves to draw animals, especially bears and frogs. He is three years old. And Leng Mei has truly become the best version of herself. The Asian record holder for the 400-meter sprint and 100-meter hurdles, she’s lived up to her name. In Chinese, Leng Mei means to be proud of yourself and not care what people say, for you will get everything you wish for.

  • University of Utah Model European Union Club Wins Top Awards at West Coast Model EU against Pac-12 Universities

    The University of Utah’s undergraduate Model European Union Club (UMEUC) recently traveled to Seattle, WA to compete in the West Coast Model EU at the University of Washington, February 10-11, 2017. This annual competition is sponsored by the European Union (EU) and hosted by UW’s Center for West European Studies. It brings together teams from the Pac-12, like the University of Arizona and the University of Oregon, as well as other universities across the U.S. and Canada, including Brigham Young University, University of Wisconsin, Claremont Colleges, University of British Columbia, and University of Victoria.

  • Four University of Utah students receive prestigious Fulbright scholarships

    Four University of Utah students have received highly competitive Fulbright awards for 2016. The prestigious awards will allow one undergraduate student to teach English in South Korea, one to teach English in Malaysia, another student to enter a Master’s program at a British university, and a graduate student to conduct research in Bulgaria and Romania. Each award is for one academic year.

  • Should refugees come to Utah?

    While nearly two dozen U.S. governors are refusing to allow Syrian refugees to relocate to their states, Utah's isn't one of them. On November 15, 2015, University of Utah political scientist Claudio Holzner and Tribune investigative reporter Matt Canham joined Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's call for compassion and how the Paris terrorist attacks could affect the growing refugee crisis.

  • Innovative Coaching

    Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced that the conference, University of Utah, Arizona State University, the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Federation University Sports China (FUSC) have developed a coaching education program for coaches from FUSC member colleges.

  • Korean High School Students Engage in Intensive Research Projects with University of Utah Faculty

    For 8 Korean high school students, this summer offered an opportunity most undergraduate students would kill for, the chance to work one on one with University of Utah faculty on an intensive research project in the field of their choice. The global internship that made this possible was put together as a partnership between the University of Utah and Incheon International High School in South Korea. This is only one of the many ongoing academic relationships the University of Utah has fostered since the partnership with the U Asia Campus began in 2014. The Korean students were paired up with four faculty from the University of Utah across the three disciplines offered at the U Asia Campus, Psychology, Communication, and Social Work.

  • The U celebrates six students receiving prestigious Fulbright scholarships

    Six University of Utah students who received highly competitive Fulbright awards for 2015 will be celebrated for their accomplishments. Three graduate and three undergraduate students will present their plans for their awards and provide valuable insight about the detailed application process. The prestigious awards will allow the undergraduate students to teach English in Romania, Argentina and Mexico for one academic year, while the graduate students will lead research projects in Chile, Switzerland and Uruguay. The global Fulbright program was established in 1946 to create mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between people in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Winners of Inaugural Awards for Global Engagement and GLAD Grants Announced

    The Office for Global Engagement [OGE] is pleased to announce that the first inaugural Awards for Global Engagement have been given to Janet Thiess, Director of the University of Utah’s Asia Center, and Juan Carlos Claudio, of the Modern Dance Department. Sabine Klahr, Deputy Chief Global Officer of the University of Utah was pleased with the opportunity to finally make the Award for Global Engagement a reality, with it’s emphasis on making internationally significant impact both on and off the university campus. This marked the first year that the Award for Global Engagement was offered.

  • 2015 UGRAD Re-Entry Workshop Gives a Taste of Utah to International Students

    International Student and Scholar Services and the University of Utah were pleased to host 2015’s UGRAD Re-Entry Workshop for international students studying in the U.S. in partnership with The Department of State’s World Learning Program. The workshop, which ran from April 1-3, hosted 83 participants from countries as varied as Yemen, Pakistan, India, Oman, Nigeria, Uganda, and more. Through the hard work of International Student and Scholar Services Director Chalimar Swain, Associate Director Jessica Schlotfeldt, as well as student assistants Chaise Edebiri and Lacey Johnson, the University of Utah was not only able to successfully apply for the highly competitive opportunity to host the re-entry workshop, but see it through to its successful end.