Thank you to everyone who attended our events this school year.
We look forward to seeing you at our future events, both on-line and in-person.
Congrats to the graduating students!
Enjoy your Summer Break & good luck on exams!
Call for Proposals: Online Course Development Funds in Area and Global Studies
University of Illinois faculty are invited to submit proposals to the Illinois Global Institute and its ten centers and programs for Summer 2020 course development grants. These grants are intended to foster improved online instruction of global themes and world areas. Funds may be used to help faculty transition currently offered courses to online formats for the next semester (as needed), as well as to sponsor the development of new online courses. To learn more visit, https://igi.illinois.edu/Summer2020CallForProposals.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 11, 2020 but no later than June 1, 2020.
Save the Date
iSEE Congress 2020, "The Future of Water"
Part of the Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS)
October 5-6, 2020, All Day
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Auditorium
This year, this modified “teach-in” event will introduce the Illinois campus and community to cutting-edge thinking from highly influential scholars on topics ranging from drought, to the global politics of water, to pollution, public health and biodiversity. Read more and register HERE.
Women and Work in a Pandemic
Series of online panel discussions bringing women leaders in the labor movement together to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 on women workers.
Chicago Women Workers on the Frontlines - May 13, 3-5 PM CST
This Virus Knows No Borders –Solidarity & Sisterhood Around the World - May 14, 3-5 PM CST
Protecting our Wellbeing in the Age of Coronavirus - May 15, 3-5 PM CST
The program will be presented via Zoom and the program is FREE, but you must register: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/8627285
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.
COVID-19: Magnifying the World’s Inequities
The Wilson Center and EMD Serono, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany hosted this event focused on the gender and race implications of COVID-19 with experts on topics around women and work, caregiving, gender-based violence, racism and sexism in healthcare, access to sexual and reproductive health services, pregnancy, the context of humanitarian settings, the female-led workforce of nurses and midwives, and the role and experience of men and boys during the current pandemic. Watch the video recording HERE.
COVID-19 Lessons from Germany
Germany’s effective, science-driven response to COVID-19 is a model for countries around the world. But as life returns to normal for many Germans this week, Chancellor Merkel says the country is still on the “thinnest of ice” in addressing the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal’s Bojan Pancevski joins Deep Dish from Berlin to examine Germany’s reopening strategy. Listen to the audio recording HERE.
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty
The Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a part-time Instructor/Lecturer in Introductory and Intermediate Modern Hebrew.
Teaching load is 2 courses per semester. The successful candidate should be able to offer proficiency-based language instruction and demonstrate professional-level proficiency in Hebrew and English.
Candidates must have a Masters degree (Instructor title) or PhD (Lecturer title) in Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Education, or related field. Preference will be given to individuals who have advanced graduate work in Hebrew and/or a closely related field, have a record of effective language teaching at the college level, or have a substantial record of teaching and curricular/program development in a non-college setting. Ability to teach Yiddish is also preferred.