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CGS Announcements

International Studies Research Lab 2018

Dates: July 8 - July 20
Application Deadline: April 15

The Center for Global Studies, International & Area Studies Library,
and Russian, East European & Eurasian Center at the University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce fellowships
and research honoraria to support the internationalization of community
colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians,
and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, 
instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections, or 
international education programs at their home institutions. Participation
in ISRL provides resources and time for research otherwise unavailable
to applicants. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one
with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the
unlimited print and online resources at the University Library. 


CGS High School Summer Programs 2018

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

Events This Week

March 5, 5-6:30pm
Levis Faculty Center, Music Room

The Learning Publics Salon will meet twice during Spring 2018 and is open to all interested in questions at the intersection of education, public life, research and community collaboration. This discussion will include the framing of public engagement and the humanities in the campus' new strategic planning process. 


March 6, 12:00-1:00pm
309 International Area Studies Library 

This is a reading group discussing the future of global studies. The first book we will be discussing is Michael Kennedy's Globalizing Knowledge. 


March 6, 4:00pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 

Ai-jen Poo, renowned activist and thought-leader, will speak about the current political climate and the importance of creating a multi-racial, multi-generational movement that centers on the most vulnerable among us. Using the work of the National Domestic Worker Alliance as an example, Poo will explore the enormous potential for change in this moment as well as her conviction that we are “all activists now.”


March 8, 4:00pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 

This talk draws on more than a decade of research—-in molecular biology labs, commercial startups, governmental agencies, and civic spaces—-to examine how genomics may be transformed from an information science practiced by a few well-financed scientists and engineers in the West, to a struggle for membership in twenty-first century societies embraced by peoples all over the world.

Upcoming Events

Conversations on Europe Videoconference: "May 1968: Legacies of Protest in France"

March 14, 11:00am
507 E. Green St, Room 411 

This video conference will discuss the May 1968 general strike and civil unrest in France and its legacy. (Wikimedia image credit: George Garrigues.)


March 14, 12:00pm
Levis Faculty Center - 208 Music Room 

Employing sound, code, robotics, and video, Ben Grosser will discuss a series of his computational artworks that attempt to engage the world as artists. Through these projects, he will examine our fear (or lack thereof) of software-based systems, questions of computational agency, and how autonomous art machines can reveal the machinic nature of human vision.

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

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

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)