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SAVE THE DATE: WGGP Spring Reception, May 4th 3:00-4:30pm
 
 
 

 

WGGP SPRING RECEPTION

Honoring GRID Graduates and WGGP Award Recipients

Thursday, May 4, 2017
3:00-4:30pm
345 Armory Building

Awards and Certificates will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

Please join us to celebrate this year's achievements!

Registration is requested at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/1591280

 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
Dean's Diversity Lecture Series, Apr. 13

Lecture at Noon, Illini Union, Room 104

3p.m. fireside chat with College of Education students, faculty, and staff in Education building, Room 16

Dr. Pamela Eddy
Professor in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership, College of William and Mary

Dr. Eddy's research interests include community college leadership and development, organizational change and educational partnerships, gender roles in higher education, and faculty development.

Abstract available here

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dean's Diversity Lecture Series, Apr. 18

Lecture at Noon, Illini Union, Room 210

3p.m. fireside chat with College of Education students, faculty, and staff in Education building, Room 16

Dr. Stephen John Quaye
Associate Professor in Student Affairs in Higher Education Program, Miami University

Dr. Quaye's research and teaching focus on how to enable undergraduate and graduate students to engage in difficult issues such as oppression. He also pursues how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences.

Abstract available here

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dean's Diversity Lecture Series, May 3

Lecture at Noon, Illini Union, Room 210

3p.m. fireside chat with College of Education students, faculty, and staff in Education building, Room 242

Dr. Linda Tillman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor Emerita of Educational Leadership, School of Education

Dr. Tillman is a nationally recognized scholar and leader in higher education. Her research and scholarship focuses on school leadership, the education of all children in K-12 education, and culturally appropriate approaches to investigations.

Abstract available here

 
 
 
 
 

 

WGGP SPRING RECEPTION

Honoring GRID Graduates and WGGP Award Recipients

Thursday, May 4, 2017
3:00-4:30pm
345 Armory Building

Awards and Certificates will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

Please join us to celebrate this year's achievements!

Registration is requested at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/1591280

 
 
 
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 arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

 
 
 
Announcements
 

Dear Students,

Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity for the Fall 17/Spring 18 academic year?  Do you want to make a real and lasting impact on the world around you while earning course credit and learning professional skills that will be valuable for your future?  Then apply now for the Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program!

Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program

Apply NOW for the Fa’17/Sp’18 program: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5205718    Interviews begin March 27!

*Courses count toward College of Engineering Liberal Education Electives & Technical Electives for ILEE Degree

The Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program is a leadership initiative that includes a 2-semester service-learning course experience (ENG 398: Social Justice and STEM Education and ENG 398: Leadership in Engineering for Social Justice). Students apply engineering skills in STEM education outreach activities with youth in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana and create meaningful community and social action projects to support engineering for social justice. The courses include exploration of a range of topics related to social justice and engineering, including structural oppression and inequalities in schooling, the impact of racial and ethnic disparities in STEM education, human-centered design and appropriate technology, history, culture, and politics in engineering, and sustainable community development.

 
 

The Counseling Center is currently accepting nominations of individuals and groups for the 2017 Robert P. Larsen Human Development Award. Named after a long-time Counseling Center staff member dedicated to promoting diversity and social justice, the award recognizes an individual and group each year that exemplifies the Counseling Center’s mission. Winners receive a cash prize and have their names engraved on a plaque that hangs in the Counseling Center.

Please visit the Larsen Award page on the Counseling Center website for more information.

Nominations are due on April 21, 2017. The nomination form can be found here.

 
 
 
 

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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