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NEWS
 
 
 
 
Upcoming WGGP Events
 
 
 

TODAY @ 3:30PM
International Women's Day 2020

"12 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories"

Monday, March 9th
3:30-5:00pm

 Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor

12 Illinois faculty tell the 5 minute story of a woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.

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SAVE THE DATE- WGGP 40TH ANNIVERARY
 
 
 

For Complete Program Schedule and RSVP, please visit https://go.illinois.edu/WGGP40

 
40th anniversary symposium poster
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lual Mayen Keynote Lecture, April 2, 2020
 
 
 
 
Lual Mayen, "Migration & Game Design" symposium Keynote
 
 
 
 
 
WGGP Co-sponsored Events
 
 
 
Raj Gandhi event poster 
 

The Meaning of the Delhi Violence: An India Studies Fund lecture by Professor Rajmohan Gandhi

March 10, 2020
5:30pm
Room 1024, Chemistry Annex

 
 
 
 Institute Career Day Schedule
 

Illinois Global Institute Graduate Student Career Day

March 27, 2020 8:30am-6:00pm
Room 405 Illini Union

More information available at https://igi.illinois.edu/career-day

Registration available at https://igi.illinois.edu/career-day/registration

 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Campus Events
 
 
 
 Virtual exchange event poster
 

Workshop on International Virtual Exchanges and Curriculum Development

March 10th
9:00-10:30am or 11:00-12:00pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge,
1080 Foreign Languages Building

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#WomenInHistoryWednesday
 
 
 
Paula Treichler 
 

Shelia Crump Johnson graduated from the University of Illinois in 1970 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She was the first female African American cheerleader at the University of Illinois. In 1979, Shelia co-founded the ground breaking Black Entertainment Television (BET) network.

Read more: https://gec150.web.illinois.edu/1970s/shelia-crump-johnson/

 

 
 
 
 
Alumni Spotlight
 
 
 
Aida Orgocka 
 

Dr. Aida Orgocka is a GRID alumn and holds a PhD. in Human and Community Development from UIUC. She is a Project Manager for Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER), an initiative of Canadian and Kenyan universities and one Kenyan non-governmental organization to bring university education to refugees and local communities in Dadaab, Kenya. In addition, she engages in the evaluation of various development projects and initiatives that focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment with a particular emphasis on gender budgeting, violence against women and women in politics. Come hear her speak at WGGP's 40th Anniversary Symposium on March 26th. Flyer down below!

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WGGP 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 340 is offered each Spring

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

 
 

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