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Spring 2020 | May 10 - May 16 | View Past Newsletters

In This Issue
CGS Announcements

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!

CGS Resources
Pandemics in Historical Context
Webpage consisting of a selection of public talks by innovative historians working on plagues and pandemics. 
Webpage dedicated to resources related to COVID-19 that provide global perspectives of the pandemic. 
Webpage dedicated to resources related to COVID-19 for K-12 Educators.
Global Currents
Blog that is currently running a series of essays by individuals from the information world related to how they and their areas are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Global Studies Custom Search Engine
Use it to search articles and essays related to the COVID-19 pandemic!
If you have suggestions of additions we can make to these pages, please email global-studies@illinois.edu for general inquires, Steve Witt (swwitt@illinois.edu) for blog inquires, or Timur Pollack (tpollack@illinois.edu) for inquires about the CGS website

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

Virtual Events

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

Fulbright Scholar Program Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, May 27, 2:00-3:00 pm CDT
The RSVP form is here and the deadline is Friday, May 22.



The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)

Interested in learning a new language this summer? The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World is offering online courses in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof! More details here: https://linguistics.illinois.edu/languages/summer-institute-languages-muslim-world



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.



Graduate College Grants & Fellowships: 2019-20 Competition Schedule

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)