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Spring 2017 ♦  March 14, 2017 ♦  View Past Newsletters

Events This Week

Tuesday, March 14, 5pm Film Screening
Women’s Resources Center
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry"
Free to attend. Popcorn and refreshments served.
Complete details available

5th Annual EU Day on March 15
featuring “State of the European Union” keynote address by His Excellency David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
Wednesday, March 15
10 am
reception to follow
Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom
601 S. Lincoln Ave.
Join us as we celebrate the 15th Annual EU Day. This year we are also celebrating two milestones in transatlantic relations and European integration: the EU celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, and the EU and US celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. Learn more about the EU Day and view the promotional EU Day video here.


Upcoming Events

Friday, Mar. 31, 12:00pm
101 International Studies Building
"Upholding Gender Peace in a Time of War"

Evelyne Accad
Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sponsored by: WGGP
Co-sponsored by: Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Department of French and Italian; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Lunch included with registration by March 27th

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

Beatriz Padilla
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna

GRID Minor, 2001
PhD in Sociology, 2001

Current Position

My current position is Principal Investigator at the Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) or in English, University Institute of Lisbon

See full interview here

Public Lecutre will take place on April 3rd at noon.  More details available 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 or by phone at 333-6221.

The Barnard Library will award two grants of $2,500 to researchers using its ArchivesZine Library or Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) collection.
The purpose of this program is to expand social justice and feminist research by sharing with activists, artists, independent scholars and academics the material at Barnard. Undergraduate and graduate students, adjunct and term faculty, professors, journalists and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. Jury members will take an intersectional approach to evaluating applications.
Particular strengths of the three collections are the history of the college, second and third wave feminist and LGBTQ print ephemera (1970s-present newsletters, pamphlets, zines, etc.), riot grrrl, late 20th century girlhood, 20th century women's education, NYC modern dance history, representations of women’s sexuality and embodiment, contemporary zine culture, zines by women of color. 
Award money may be used for whatever will facilitate the researcher's work at Barnard, e.g., travel, housing, family care.
Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2017. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by May 3, 2017 for research to be conducted at Barnard during the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.
Librarians at Barnard were inspired to create this program by similar awards at Columbia University and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture


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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