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Spring 2019 | April 14 - April 20 View Past Newsletters

In This Issue
CGS Announcements

Joint Area Centers Annual Lecture Series "Bologna at 20 Choosing Between Guarded Optimism and Qualified Pessimism"
April 18, 12pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge (Foreign Language Building, Rm 1080)


Understanding Oman: A Unique Player in the Gulf Region
April 22-23, All day
Levis Faculty Center

Events This Week

"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).


Adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), mention of gender in constitutional nondiscrimination clauses, and power harassment in select African countries: Law vs. Practice
April 19, 1-2pm
IPRH Seminar Room, Room 204, Levis Faculty Center

Professor Assata Zerai will be presenting "Adoption of The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the mention of gender in constitutional nondiscrimination clauses in select African countries: law versus practice" as part of the IPRH Reading Group series Cross-cultural Re-understanding of Power Harassment: Title VII and Title IX, Awareness and Action.


Musical Bows: The Afro-Brazilian Berimbau In Capoeira & Contemporary Composition
April 18, 4-5pm 
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

Featuring special guests Mestre Cobra Mansa, Gregory Beyer, and Jason Finkelman, the event will explore the Afro-Brazilian roots of the instrument, a type of musical bow, and its use in the musical/martial arts practice of Capoeira Angola, as well as in contemporary composition.


Film Screening - Jogo De Corpo: Capoeira and Ancestry 
April 18, 7pm 
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

The film Jogo de Corpo: Capoeira and Ancestry (2013), explores the transatlantic roots of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira, an art form that is at once musical and performance practice, combat game, and form of resistance. The event will feature an introduction and post-screening discussion by Mestre Cobra Mansa, a master practitioner of Capoeira Angola and co-director of the film.

Upcoming Events

Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY): Acts of Identity 2019
April 25, All Day
Illini Union, 4th Floor

Identity construction, as performative acts in the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality and institutional membership, presents opportunities for us to theorize on language as the quintessential human-social activity. This session invites abstracts that focus on various semiotic practices —including but not limited to codeswitching, stance-taking, lexical choice, script choice, and phonetic variation—of identity-construction/meaning-making in different modalities (spoken, written, visual).


The Big Dry: New Drought Projections for the Southwest, the Great Lakes, and Beyond
April 26, 3:30pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

A new approach in the study of climate and hydrologic change integrating the examination of temperature, precipitation and drought risk indicate that Colorado River flows, sustainable water supplies, and ecosystems in the Southwest are already being seriously affected by warming, and that continued warming could result in much larger impacts than widely thought, even if mean precipitation increases. 

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

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)