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Spring 2019 | April 7 - April 13 View Past Newsletters

In This Issue
CGS Announcements

One Woman’s Journey From Pakistan to the United States: A Struggle for Women’s Rights
April 11, 10-11:30am
Main Library, Room 106


A Conversation with Frances de Pontes Peebles
April 13, 2:30-4pm
IAS Library

Events This Week

CLACS Lecture Series. Presidents on the Fast Track: Fighting Floor Amendments with Restrictive Rules
April 8, 3pm
101 International Studies Building



Building Global Partnerships: Sierra Leone
April 8, 5:30-7pm
University YMCA - UIUC

Join the University YMCA for a panel discussion on how the YMCAs of Sierra Leone & the University of Illinois are working to build a sustainable and equitable partnership featuring Christian M. Kamara, CEO of the YMCA in Sierra Leone, Dr. Ann-Perry Witmer (Department of Engineering), and Sam Smith (Krannert Center for Performing Arts).


Friday Forum with Father John Dear, Activist & Author
April 12, 12pm
Latzer Hall, University YMCA


Upcoming Events

The Nature of the Ottoman City: Water, Space, and Place in Sofia, 1380s-1910s presented by Stefan Peychev
April 16, 12:00pm
101 International Studies Building

Stefan Peychev is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Illinois. He is a historian of the Ottoman Empire, its successor states and the wider world, with research and teaching interests in environmental history, urban history, social history, travel, scientific exploration, and cultural encounter. He will graduate in May 2019.


"Ozdin Art: A New Form of EBRU (Turkish Art of Marbling)
April 16, 5-7pm
Illini Union, Room 210

Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Neuroscientist and painter, inventor of OzdinART, and co-founder of the Art Loves Science Foundation, will speak about OzdinART and the Turkish art of marbling (ebru).

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

National and International Scholarship Program Information Sessions
All sessions will be held in room 514 in the Campus Center for Advising & Academic Services at 807 S Wright St. 

Freshmen & Sophomores: 
Monday, April 8th: 3:30-4:00, 4:00-4:30 || Tuesday, April 9th: 11:30-12, 3:30-4:00, 4:00-4:30
Wednesday, April 10th: 2:30-3:00, 3:00-3:30 || Thursday, April 11th: 2:30-3:00, 3:00-3:30
Friday, April 12th: 1:30-2:00

Fulbright Information Session
April 16, 2019 from 3:30-5:00pm - 180 Bevier Hall

Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop
April 26, 2019 from 3:30-5:00pm - 514 IUB

Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program (IFLIP)
Languages offered: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish 
May 13 - 31, 2019

Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
Intensive courses in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof
June 10, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)


Fall International Engineering Courses: 

International Water Project: ENG 440/LAST 440/LAST 550

Context in International Interventions: ABE 498/AFST 495