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NEWS
 
 
 
 
Events This Week
 
 
 
 
 

October 8, 2019, 7:00pm
Lovesick
Film Screening and discussion with Sulagna Chakraborty, PhD student, Program in Ecology, Evoltion& Conservation Biology and Mara Thacker, South Asian Studies & Global Popular Culture Librarian


Location: Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana

Sponsors: Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies and Spurlock Museum
Co-sponsor: International and Area Studies Library

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October 10, 2019, 7:00pm
And Then They Came For Us
Film Screening and discussion with Satsuki Ina, Community Activist, Writer and Filmmaker


Location: Room 210, Levis Faculty Center
919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana

Sponsor: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Co-sponsor: Department of Asian American Studies

 

 
 
 
 

October 11, 2019, 12:00pm
Affordable Housing for Whom?

Speaker: Esther Patt, C-U Tenant Union

Location: University YMCA, Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright St. Champaign
https://universityymca.org/friday-forum/

Sponsor: University YMCA
Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 

October 17, 2019, 4:00pm
Framing the Global Immigrant Challenge

Speaker: David D. Laitin, James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Location: Auditorium, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
1205 W. Clark Street, Urbana

Sponsors: CAS MillerComm; Center for Global Studies

 
 
 
 

October 18, 2019, 12:00pm
Speaking Up against Prison Censorship: How and Why We Formed the Freedom to Learn Campaign

Speaker: Rebecca Ginsburg, Education Justice Project

Location: University YMCA, Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright St. Champaign
https://universityymca.org/friday-forum/

Sponsor: University YMCA
Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

 
 

Click for full list of Fall 2019 Events

 
 
 
 
 
#WomenInHistoryWednesday
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy #WomeninHistoryWednesday!

This week we celebrate Paula Kaufman! Becoming the first Dean of Libraries and University Librarian from ‘99 to 2013, she was the first recipient of the Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson University Library Deanship. She has received many awards and distinctions, and served as Interim Chief information Office from ‘06-’07.  

More details at: https://gec150.web.illinois.edu/1990s/paula-kaufman/  

This series is displayed every Wednesday on our website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
Announcements
 
 
 

Truman Scholar Informational Events, October 10 & 11

Dear Illini who want to change the world: 

Are you concerned about issues facing your community, campus or country, and are you actively working to make change?  The prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship program is looking for the academically strong student who has a passion for public service.

Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular involvement, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a graduate school program. It awards $30,000 merit-based scholarships to U.S. citizen college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.  Public service includes a wide array of career possibilities, such as public health; local, state, or federal government; educational policy; international relations; conservation; and environmental protection. Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership experiences in campus and community service activities.

Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, and public health. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding. 

The University of Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship.  If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend our informational sessions: 

Truman Scholarship Information Session
Thursday, October 10th, 3:30-4:30 pm
514 Illini Union Bookstore

Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop
Friday, October 11th, 3:00-4:00 pm
514 Illini Union Bookstore

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu 

 
 
 
 
 
WGGP Courses and Programs
 
 
 

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 and critically evaluate human development issues in research and policy analysis, as well as in daily life. As of 2019, GRID Alumni have come from 35 departments across campus and 50 different countries.

To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Certificate

in Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

GLBL 240 and GLBL 440 are both offered Fall 2019

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.

More information about the Global Health Certificate including upcoming information sessions is available here

 
 
Campus Courses of Interest

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