GLOBAL LEARNING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES (GLAD) GRANTS
Deadline: March 4, 2016[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]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.
EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL EDUCATION
Deadline: Feb. 26, 2016[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The 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 facilitating student global learning and intercultural understanding. This may include international partnership development that engages students, curriculum revision to include global learning outcomes, advancement of the learning of languages and other initiatives that provide significant opportunities for global learning either on campus or abroad. It may also include providing exceptional support or mentoring to international students and students participating in learning abroad programs. One faculty member and one staff member will be awarded (two awards). This is an annual award for which OGE seeks nominations each spring semester. The award selection and ceremony is held in early April each year.
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IVORY PRIZE: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS [bs_row class=”row”]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Former chair of the University of Utah Board of Trustees Clark Ivory established the U’s most prestigious student award, the Ivory Prize for Excellence in Student Leadership, in 2014. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 award.
In an effort to enhance the undergraduate experience and encourage student involvement and leadership, the prize recognizes one to two students for demonstrating a positive influence on student success and/or fostering efforts that have enabled meaningful change. It includes a $2,000 prize for the students along with a $10,000 donation to their cause.
Nominations are due by Feb. 26 and should include a completed nomination form, a nomination letter up to two pages in length and up to two letters of support. Awardees can be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students or those who have graduated within the past five years. [/bs_col]
ALTA SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS – NOMINATIONS DUE BY FEB. 8, 2016[bs_row class=”row”]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The University of Utah is partnering with Alta Ski Area to recognize students, faculty and staff with the second Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards. The awards recognize four members of the university community who demonstrate leadership in sustainability education, research or campus/community initiatives.
Application deadline is Feb. 8, 2016
The awards will be presented on March 3, 2016. Each recipient also receives a $2,500 cash prize. For more information on applying, click here.[/bs_col]
U STUDENT AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIP[bs_row class=”row”]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Mackenzie Simpler, a senior in mathematics at the University of Utah, was one of only 15 students nationally to receive the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates who show outstanding academic achievement in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Simpler has worked on two research projects over the past year and a half under the direction of Tom Alberts, assistant professor in mathematics at the University of Utah. One focused on the stochastic heat equation on Markov Chains. The second studied the Bak-Sneppen model, a simplified model of evolution that incorporates natural selection and spatial interaction between species. Both research projects played a role into her acceptance of the Churchill Scholarship.
Simpler says that she will use the Churchill Scholarship to pursue a Master of Advanced Study in Pure Mathematics at Cambridge starting in the fall.[/bs_col]
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE [bs_row class=”row”]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Are you ready for tax season? Don’t worry; the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance at the University of Utah will help you out.
There will be a walk in clinic from Feb. 8-April 15, 2016 (closed for spring break). Come by the Union basement computer lab if you are a U.S. resident.
Don’t stress about taxes VITA is here to help. For more info go to utahbap.com/vita.html.
Monday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4-8 p.m.
Thursday: 2-6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.[/bs_col]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The Center on Aging is pleased to announce the call for proposals for its 2016 pilot grant program. The application deadline is March 18, 2016.
The goals of the program are to promote the development of externally funded aging research, encourage new investigator development, attract established investigators to aging research, and stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations.
The center seeks high quality applications representing the full spectrum of its disciplinary backgrounds. Applications will be reviewed in two tracks: those related to biological and health sciences and to behavioral science, social science and policy.
Additional information is available at aging.utah.edu/grants/pilot/index.php.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.[/bs_col]
NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ADVISOR [bs_row class=”row”]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Do you know an academic advisor who has made a positive impact on the lives of their students? Nominations are now being accepted from students, staff and faculty for the 2016 University Academic Advising Committee’s Outstanding Advisor Awards. The deadline to nominate is Feb. 5, 2016.
The awards recognize U academic advisors who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding advising of students such as:
- Approaches advising as teaching
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Available to advisees
- Reaches out and supports underserved populations
- Makes appropriate referrals
- Uses and disseminates appropriate information sources
- Caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty and staff
- Works with students outside of office in formal university-related activities
- Monitors advisee progress toward academic and career goals
- Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures
- Participates in and supports advisor development programs
- Proactive; builds relationships with advisees and follows up
- Practices developmental advising
It only takes a few moment. Complete the nomination process by clicking here.
Consider recognizing an outstanding advisor at the U by submitting a nomination today.[/bs_col]
UNIVERSITY TEACHING GRANTS APPLICATION NEXT DEADLINE IS MARCH 11 [bs_row class=”row”]
[bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]Awards are made to faculty to undertake projects that will enhance their teaching or the curriculum in which they teach. Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible to propose individual and group grants. Preference will be given to applicants whose primary professional affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah.
Awards are made for amounts up to $3,500 for individuals and $7,000 for groups for items such as equipment, supplies or travel where appropriate (see website for detailed instructions).
The deadline for applications is now March 11. [/bs_col]