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Spring 2020 | April 12 - April 18 | View Past Newsletters

 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
CGS Announcements
 
 
 
Dear CGS students and affiliates, despite the harsh conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, CGS continues its mission and seeks to work with you during this difficult time.  If you have ideas, projects, or community/online resources (blogs, videos) that would be of interest to our audience and can benefit from our assistance, we are eager to work with you. As we transition to life in the midst of a global pandemic, we intend to remain active and engaged. Please consider partnering with us for your own projects and stay in touch with us on our website, social media, and Eweekly for future announcements and online events. CGS has also created a webpage dedicated to resources related to COVID-19 that provides global perspectives of the pandemic. Find it HERE.
 
Contact us at: global-studies@illinois.edu
 
 
 
 
 
 
Virtual Events
 
 
 
 
 

EUC Virtual Lecture Series - Living Through the Plague: Lessons From Medieval Europe 

Reading Contagion through Boccaccio’s Decameron
Eleonora Stoppino, Associate Professor of Italian 
Wednesday, April 15, 4:00-4:45pm CDT

Life After [the Black] Death
Carol Symes, Associate Professor of History
Wednesday, April 22, 4:00-4:45pm CDT

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/5991147274?pwd=NEtqdTZ0MXVtQWtHdUllQ3NhbTRLdz09

Meeting ID: 599 114 7274
Password: EUCENTER

 
 
 
 
 
 
Resources
 
 
 

Global Voices on the Pandemic

The University of Illinois is part of a global community including students, scholars, and artists. All of us are experiencing the pandemic in different ways shaped by culture, the situations of our societies, and our economic and political realities.  At the centers and programs in the IGI, we have reached out to friends and colleagues around the world to ask them to share their experiences with us. Read their stories HERE.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Anthropologists on COVID-19

This webpage provides resources to research related to the current COVID-19 pandemic collected by anthropologists. One anthropologist and CGS advisory board member, Dr. Helaine Silverman traced the historical roots of the COVID-19 quarantine measures to the 1665 Eyam plague mitigation efforts in this PowerPoint presentation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty
 
 
 

The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting online information sessions and workshops about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Schwarzman Scholars program. 

Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 22, 2020

Fulbright Information Session
Tuesday, April 14th, 12:00-1:00 pm CST
Link to attend the webinar on Tuesday, April 14th: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/bba01c86a52049c69a53620d24e24cb9

Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop
Thursday, April 16th, 3:30-5:00pm CST
Link to attend the Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop on April 16th:
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/748156743

Schwarzman Scholars Online Workshop
Friday, April 17th, 3:00-4:00pm CST
Link to attend the Workshop on April 17th:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3d5b27c0a78a436fbe0ed4f2722ccd96

Fulbright Information Session
Wednesday, April 22nd, 8:30-9:30 a.m. CST
Link to attend the webinar on Wednesday, April 22nd:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/13f844849f614b3da199b5d48808aff1

All information sessions will be held online.

 
 
 


SAWBO (Scientific Animations Without Borders) has just released their newest animation, Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus. COVID-19 has now spread around most parts of the world. This animation addresses best practices to protect against coronavirus through recommended preventative measures.


Their immediate goal is global distribution of this animation into as many language variants as possible. If you are interested in translating this animation into your local language for greater distribution and reach, please email them at contact@sawbo-animations.org.

 
 
 

Summer 2020: LAST 170 - Introduction to Latin America
Online course. 3 credit hours. Meets 06/15-08/06/2020.

Interdisciplinary introduction to the ways of life of Latin American peoples, their origins and current expressions; discusses social, economic issues, and domestic and international policies related to them in the context of other societies in developing countries.

Satisfies the General Education Criteria:
Cultural Studies - Non-West
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

 
 
 

Graduate College Grants & Fellowships: 2019-20 Competition Schedule

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)