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Upcoming Events
 

COFFEE & CAREERS: ACADEMIC PUBLISHING

Monday, February 6
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Gender & Women’s Studies (1205 W. Nevada, Urbana), conference room
Registration required (http://go.grad.illinois.edu/coffeecareers)

Curious about careers in academic publishing with an advanced degree? Want to learn what it’s like to work at a university press? Join us for a conversation with Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press USA. Over the past 30 years, Pfund has served in multiple roles in academic publishing (at NYU Press and Oxford), and he is on the board of directors at the Digital Public Library of America. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice for advanced degree candidates interested in the field. This event is sponsored by the Graduate College Career Development Office. Register to attend at http://go.grad.illinois.edu/coffeecareers

 
 
 
 
 
Dean's Diversity Lecture Series, Feb. 7

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Lecture at noon; Krannert Art Museum, Room 62
3 p.m. fireside chat for students, faculty, and staff in Room 16 of the Education Building

Dr. Michelle Espino
Assistant Professor of Higher Education; University of Maryland, College Park

Michelle Espino's research centers on understanding community contexts and institutional responses associated with educational achievement and outcomes along the academic life course for racial/ethnic minorities.

Abstract available here

 
 
 
 
 
Dean's Diversity Lecture Series, Feb. 14

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Lecture at noon; Illini Union, Room 104
3 p.m. fireside chat for College of Education students, faculty, and staff in Room 16 of the Education building

Dr. Lori Patton Davis
Associate Professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University

Dr. Patton Davis's research focuses on African-Americans in higher education, critical race theory in postsecondary contexts, and college student development.

Illini Union lecture
"Hidden in Plain Sight: The Black Women's Blueprint for Institutional Transformation in Higher Education"

Abstract available here

 

 
 
 
 
 
Please join us for WGGP Open House February 15th

Please join Illinois International Programs (IIP) in welcoming the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) into their new office space during an Open House.

February 15, 2017

4:00-5:45pm

Room 345, Armory Building
(505 E Armory Ave, Champaign)

Refreshments starting at 4:00pm (Remarks at 4:30pm)

Please RSVP online no later than February 7, 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
Certificate in Global Health Information Session

Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health

Wednesday, February 15th

10:30-11:000am

Global Studies

703 S. Wright Street, 3rd floor (above Women's Resource Center)

The Certificate in Global Health is ideal for students interested in health professions. You will study courses on global provision and global health interventions.

 

 
 
Fellowship and Award Opportunites-Deadline Feb. 16
 
 
 
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

WGGP Fellowship and Research Award application link HERE.  Application deadline is February 16th at 5pm.  Online submission of letters of reference available also.  

  • RITA AND ARNOLD GOODMAN FELLOWSHIP
  • DUE AND FERBER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD FOR DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH
  • BARBARA A. YATES INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD
  • EVELYNE ACCAD AND PAUL VIEILLE INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD

Please direct questions to Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or 333-6221.

 
 
 
WGGP Alumni Spotlight Series
 
 
Batamaka Some and Bill Gates, June 2016 
 

Batamaka Some
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnnus

GRID Minor, 2010
PhD in Anthropology, 2010

Current Position

Regional Representative West Africa Collaborative Crop Research Programme (CCRP) of the McKnight Foundation.  Location: Burkina Faso

See full interview here

 
 
WGGP Gender Relations in International Development Graduate Minor
 
 

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis, as well as daily life. In this age of global economic transformation, it is especially necessary for researchers and practitioners to examine who gains and who loses from new policies, to assess the disparities in the impacts of reforms on women, men, and children, and to study the successful strategies and policies that appear.


To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate

Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Certificate in Global Health will prepare students to engage with issues and problems in global health policy, access, and delivery.

Learn more here

 
 
 
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