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Spring 2020 | April 5 - April 11 | 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
 
 
 
 
 

COVID Virtual Summit hosted by the Health Care Engineering Systems Center at Grainger College of Engineering
April 6, 9:30am-12:30pm CST

Join the Health Care Engineering Systems Center for a morning of lectures from healthcare providers, industry professionals, and experts in data together to exchange views and ideas regarding COVID-19, its challenges, and solutions. Please register HERE to receive Zoom access information prior to the summit. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Consumer Behavior in the Global Marketplace in the Time of Coronavirus
April 7, 1:00pm CST

Gies College of Business Professor, Carlos Torelli, will discuss how a global crisis impacts the psychological responses of consumers in global markets and consider how organizations can overcome and address resulting consumer concerns and needs. He will review the psychology of consumers’ responses to threats associated with infectious diseases, as well as the cultural differences in reactions to safety concerns. Professor Torelli will also address questions from the participants.

 
 
 
 

COVID-19 Online Panel Discussion
April 9, 1:00-2:30pm CST 

Join the International and Area Studies Library for this community-wide discussion on the COVID-19 global pandemic with featured panelists. 

Featured Panelists
  *   Dr. Robert Parker (Director, McKinley Health Center)
  *   Dr. Christopher Brooke (School of Molecular & Cellular Biology)
  *   Shuyong Jiang (Chinese Studies Librarian, University Library)

  *   Peg Burnett (Medical & Biomedicine Librarian, University Library)
  *   JJ Pionke (Applied Health Sciences Librarian, University Library)

 
 
 
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

UIC clinical trials investigate COVID-19 treatments

The University of Illinois at Chicago is participating in two clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments. This article shares the details of their trials that could help researchers learn more about COVID-19. Read more HERE.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty
 
 
 

The National and International Scholarship Program will be hosting online information sessions and in-depth workshops for undergraduate students and recent alumni to learn about The Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Workshops 

Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 22, 2020

Fulbright Information Session
Tuesday, April 7th, 3:30-5:00 pm
Link to attend the webinar on Tuesday, April 7th:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/f117ab1184ce4156b97c82d9fd707148

Fulbright Information Session
Tuesday, April 14th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. 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
Link to attend the Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop on April 16th:
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/748156743

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)