December 2019 Newsletter

Announcing the UMB Center for Global Engagement and New AVP for Global Engagement


As part of the ongoing Internationalization Lab process taking place on campus, the Center for Global Education Initiatives and the Office of International Services have joined forces to become the new Center for Global Engagement (CGE). In addition, Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM, was named assistant vice president for Global Engagement to coordinate global activities on campus. CGE's eight staff members are located on the third floor of the SMC Student Center in the “Global Hallway.” The Office of International Services will maintain the same functions in the new center with the same walk-in advising hours: Monday and Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m..


Stay tuned for new CGE seed funding opportunity


The President’s Global Impact Fund: In early January, applications will open for the new President’s Global Impact Fund. The purpose of this competitive funding opportunity is to support faculty who want to initiate new and sustainable research or teaching initiatives with international partners. The opening of the application portal will be announced through The Elm, this newsletter, and on the CGE website.


Global Content Teaching Grants Available: The innovative GLOBALtimore Fellows Program, which started this year with eight faculty members from six UMB schools, will open applications for new fellows in spring 2020.  GLOBALtimore Fellows receive support and stipends to add global content to new or existing courses. Stayed tuned for more information on our website. 


Faculty Grant Activities Survey

If you haven't yet responded to the Global Activities Survey sent out by UMB Faculty Senate President Dr. Joshua Abzug, please do so. As part of the campuswide internationalization process, the 2-minute survey is designed to capture the breadth of international engagement at UMB. Four-hundred faculty members have responded so far. 

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