Global U Newsletter
Student video from the University of Utah Learning Abroad program
Cuba: Complexity, Community and Change.
Welcome! The Office for Global Engagement serves as the hub for global programs, initiatives, and partnerships at the U. Our newsletter is designed to highlight global engagement by University of Utah faculty, staff, and students as well as global events on our campus.
Dr. Sabine C. Klahr
Director, External Relations
Editor, Global U Newsletter
Dr. Vandana Shiva
World-renowned scientist and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva spent a day on the University of Utah’s campus. The main purpose of her visit was a powerful lecture to more than 600 people at Libby Gardner concert hall describing sustainable farming practices and sharing insights into how learning to coexist with the earth can better inform our coexistence with each other. “If I share seeds, there is more,” Shiva explained. “If I share love, there is more.”
Beth Laux, Costa Rica
“I really didn’t intend to learn abroad in college,” said Beth Laux. “But I had a political science professor who was adamant that I apply to a program in Costa Rica during my sophomore year.” As the Director of Learning Abroad at the University of Utah since 2013, Beth can trace the impact the experience had on her life and career.
Salt Lake City's waste water facility
ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO AFRICA'S WATER CRISIS
“I have the best job in the world,” says Dr. Scott Benson as he describes his journey from being an environmental engineer, to a medical doctor, to working on the front lines of public health in the developing world. “My work allows me to deal with the whole spectrum of human health. As a doctor, I can treat the patient. As an engineer, I can examine and reorganize the systems so that people don’t get sick in the first place.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FALL 2017 GLAD GRANT RECIPIENTS!
The Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Grant is awarded by OGE to faculty teams proposing a curriculum revision to integrate global learning outcomes and assessment that broadly impacts student learning. Two $10,000 awards are available each semester.
Rosemarie Hunter, Social Work and team, “Developing Social Work Curriculum for a Global Context”
Scott Benson, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and team, “Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Academy”
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