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Fall 2016 | November 6 - November 12  View Past Newsletters

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Increasing Literacy in Northern Uganda: Effects on Efforts and Aspirations

November 7
12:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

Professor Thornton will discuss the results of a randomized control trial in Northern Uganda that examines the effect of a primary literacy program on children's academic effort and future aspirations. 

Sponsors: Center for African Studies, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives


Arabic Poetry Night

November 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Foreign Language Building, Lucy Ellis Lounge

The Arabic Program invites you to the Arabic Poetry Night! Meet fellow students and make new friends! The event is open to the public. 

Sponsor: Arabic Studies Program


Global Studies Graduate Minor Information Session

Two Sessions: 
November 8 
at 4:00 pm

November 9 at 12:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

With the emergence of a global society for the first time in the evolution of the human species, issues of shared concern must be confronted, simultaneously, systemically, and synchronously, at local, national, regional and global levels.  These include environmental degradation, food scarcity, rapid resource depletion, sustainable economic development, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and international crime, world health, human-created and natural catastrophes, impediments to the spread of democratic and human rights values and practices.

Sponsor: Center for Global Studies


The Social Humanitarian Imperative: The Logic and Practice of Cuba's Quest for Global Health in the Americas

November 10
12:00 pm
International Studies Building, Rm 101

Sponsor: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies


USAID Sponsored Research and Programs - Experiences of ACES Investigators

November 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Edward Madigan Laboratory, 350B

Find out more about the unique opportunities and challenges associated with USAID Feed the Future funding from ACES faculty who have collectively been awarded over $60 million from USAID since 2010. 

Sponsor: ACES Office of International Programs


Global Markets and Society Minor Information Session

November 10
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LAS Global Studies Conference Room
703 S. Wright Street, 3rd Floor

The Minor in Global Markets & Society builds a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences for the study of global business-society relations. You develop a holistic understanding of the forces shaping global markets through an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates historical, cultural, political, economic, and geographic perspectives. You will study topics such as corporate social responsibility, fair trade, global supply chains, and sustainable business practices, among others. Students interested in pursuing this minor should attend an upcoming information session. All information sessions are held in the LAS Global Studies Conference Room located at 703 S. Wright Street, 3rd floor (above Women's Resources Center).

Sponsor: LAS Global Studies, Center for Global Studies


Roundtable: "Transatlantic Relations in the Aftermath of U.S. Elections"

November 10
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Illini Union, Rm 104

ECFIN head Valerie Rouxel-Laxton, Professor Kostas Kourtikakis and Professor Shamira Gelbman will speak at the roundtable. A reception will follow the roundtable.

Sponsor: European Union Center


Teach-In: Shutdown Clinton/Quad Cities - Yes or No?

November 10
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Burrill Hall, Rm 124

Join us for a discussion that explores the scientific, economic and political implications of the possible shutdown of the Clinton and Quad Cities’ nuclear reactors.

Sponsor: Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security


Carnegie African Diaspora Program Fellowship Program - the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program has helped 239 African-born scholars who have been living and working in North America to connect with their peers at universities throughout Africa. The program is designed to build capacity at the host institutions in Africa, and to develop long-term, mutually-beneficial partnerships between the universities. The Fellowships are funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE). (Deadline December 8)

Critical Language Scholarship Program - Critical Language Scholarship Program is available for the U.S. citizen who are enrolled in an undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, professional degree) level program. (Deadline November 16)

University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Conference in the Modern Languages - March 30-31 2017. The conference papers should address the concept of cultural migrations in the broadest sense of the term, that is, immigrations and emigrations in real and virtual space linked to the movements of people(s), language(s) and culture(s). We are looking for multiple disciplinary, geographic, and historical perspectives reflecting the conflicts and the opportunities created by the shifting flows of populations, languages and cultural traditions, throughout the ages and in the contemporary world. The language of the conference will be English but we welcome papers addressing Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish languages and cultures. (Deadline December 9)
 FLAS Fellowships - Summer 2017 and AY 2017-18 - FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.  (Deadline February 3)
Upcoming Events
November 14
Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives and Local Placemaking
12:00 pm
Center for Advanced Study
912 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL
November 14
Immigrant and Minority Children in Public Schools: A European and American Comparative Discussion
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion, Rm C
November 15
Hosted by the Center for Global Studies
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACES Library, Heritage Room
November 15
Center for Global Studies Open House and Reception
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ACES Library, Heritage Room
November 18
Beats and Bites
East African Culture Showcase
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Asian American Cultural Center
December 1
Celebrating Kenya’s and Tanzania’s Independence
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Asian American Cultural Center

December 2
EUC Lecture
Before Populism: The Idea of Europe Against Its Walls
12:00 pm

Foreign Languages Building, Rm 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge)
707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL

December 2
Grant Writing Workshop
Time TBA
International Studies Building, Rm 101
910 S 5th St, Champaign, IL