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Spring 2018 | February 25 - March 3 View Past Newsletters

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CGS Announcements

Brown Bag Series: A Method for Measuring Diversity Using Sampled Survey Data

February 28, 2018
 12:00pm - 1:00pm 


CGS High School Summer Programs 2018

Dates: July 15 - July 20
Application Deadline: April 30 

Events This Week

February 28, 12:00pm
314 Illini Union

In recognition of the International Decade for People of African Descent, Dr. Harrison's talk will address the gendered antiracist activism of two African descendant women’s organizations: Grupo Afrocubanas, based primarily in Havana, and a Chota-Mira Valley chapter of CONAMUNE, the acronym for Coordinadora Nacional de las Mujeres Negras (National Coordinator of Black Women), in northern Ecuador.


Composing in Parallel: Translating Quechua Narratives

March 1, 3:00pm
101 International Studies Building

This presentation explores Catherine Allen's experience translating Quechua narratives recorded while doing ethnographic fieldwork in southern Peru. Her translations attempt to honor the narrators’ cultural/aesthetic commitments; to comprehend and convey a way of life (of thought, of being-in-the-world) that they express. She will discuss her translations as parallel renderings and transpositions of mediums, taking their impetus from speakers’ performances and working through various levels of partial connection and equivocation, ranging from vocabulary and grammatical constructions to overall narrative structure.


March 1, 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum 

This program features a discussion with SleepyEye LaFromboise (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Tonawanda Seneca tribes), Cultural Educator; Araceli Diaz, Assistant Director of La Casa Cultural Latina; Patrick Hammie, Associate Professor of Painting and Sculpture in the School of Art + Design; Angela Williams, Associate Director, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; and moderator Elisabeth Stone, Director of Education, Spurlock Museum.


March 3, 9:00am-12:00pm
Spurlock Museum

Interested in learning more about Native American history and thought? On March 3, the Spurlock Museum will host the workshop Connecting to the Past by SleepyEye LaFromboise (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Tonawanda Seneca). SleepyEye will lead a discussion of the relevance of Native Creation Stories, traditional Native philosophy, and historical events and why this information is important in addressing contemporary issues faced in today’s society. The workshop is free, but reservations are required.

Upcoming Events

Winter Tales Concert: American Indian Storytelling

March 4, 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum

The Spurlock Museum invites everyone to its annual Winter Tales concert, a celebration of American Indian storytelling. The 2018 featured teller is SleepyEye LaFromboise of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Tonawanda Seneca tribes. SleepyEye LaFromboise travels extensively, with his work centering on Native American youth empowerment through cultural and spiritual sustainment. His work also focuses on Native American cultural sensitivity and wellness training for organizations, tribes, and individuals. 


Lemann Lecture Series: "Substance Use Among Brazilian Emerging Adults"

March 8, 2:00pm
101 International Studies Building 

The Lemann Institute organizes together with CLACS a series of lectures about Brazil. Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies invites a number of distinguished scholars, faculty and graduate students from UIUC and other institutions to present lectures on the foremost issues regarding Brazil's economy, society, and culture. This presentation will be given by Rosana Ribeiro Tarifa. 

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

Onassis Fellowhips Program for International Scholars
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Onassis Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: February 28, 2018

Valley of Peace Archaeology (VOPA): Field School in Belize
Summer 2018 International Program 

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)