blog posts primary for post 163353853 Highlighting Teaching Excellence at the Faculty Retreat by Donna ToniniJun 21, 2022 10:45 am Each year UIUC holds a faculty retreat to promote teaching excellence, and awards faculty retreat grants that enable recipients to design and implement an instructional enhancement that has a high probability of improving education at Illinois. The theme of the 2022 annual faculty retreat was “Breaking Down the Garden Walls: A Promise of Access to Success.” The retreat highlighted the practices and approaches implemented by faculty across campus as they work towards a campus culture that fosters student success. At the retreat, CGS Associate Director Donna Tonini caught up with CGS Affiliates Professor Eman Saadah, Director of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program and Director and Language Coordinator of Arabic, and Professor Raquel Castro Goebel, the Portuguese Language Program Director, and an instructor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. primary for post 424074455 How do we know what we know about the climate change? by Vinisha BasnetMay 5, 2022 8:45 am This 8-module introductory course on numerous aspects of Climate Change is an attempt to educate students about the basics of this spiralling global problem. This was developed as part of the 2019-20 Global Intersections Program of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. primary for post 1372028259 Constructing transnational solidarities in radical care and democracy through digital feminist storytelling by Atyeh AshtariApr 28, 2022 2:00 pm In this post, you will read about a Global Intersections project proposed by two graduate students in Urban and Regional Planning Department that received funding from CGS. Global Intersections is a Center for Global Studies (CGS) initiative designed to encourage multicultural, international, transnational, and global perspectives in student research. This project aims for creating a digital storytelling platform using a critical feminist storytelling methodology. primary for post 1809803638 Career Opportunities in Foreign Language and Area Studies by Maria DorofeevaApr 12, 2022 2:15 pm On October 26, 2021, Center for Global Studies (CGS) held a virtual “FLAS Alumni Career Panel,” that focused on the strategies for using foreign language and area studies skills on the job market for current and recent graduate students. This blog post discusses this event and explores the key role that foreign language and area studies education can play in career succes. primary for post 1195346072 Global Studies, Librarianship, and the Job Market by Nathan SonnenscheinMar 31, 2022 3:00 pm Nathan Sonnenschein, a former graduate assistant at the Center for Global Studies, discusses how his experiences at CGS prepared him for the job market. primary for post 717416578 The Impact of the 2021 International Studies Research Lab by Nathan SonnenscheinNov 17, 2021 12:00 pm Through the International Studies Research Lab (ISRL), the Center for Global Studies and collaborating centers leverage the campus’ expertise and vast library resources to support the development of international and area studies programming in community colleges across the country, providing access to important US Department of Education Title VI resources to institutions and regions without direct access to these important grant funds. primary for post 1294185583 Returning to French Archives Amid the Pandemic by Timur Pollack-LagushenkoOct 27, 2021 1:15 pm International travel to France and French archives in year two of the pandemic. primary for post 983183558 IGlobal: Teaching Middle-Schoolers About World Hunger by Cara MerkleSep 29, 2021 11:00 am Cara Merkle, an undergraduate majoring in Education at the University of Illinois, shares her experience working with middle-grade students for the IGlobal initiative. primary for post 355757220 April 2021 iSEE Congress “The Future of Water” by Maria DorofeevaMay 19, 2021 3:30 pm This year’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at University of Illinois (iSEE) Congress was co-organized with the Center for Global Studies, in partnership with the Illinois Global Institute and the Joint Area Centers Symposium (JACS), four of which are funded through U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants. The series of Zoom events brought together a diverse group of researchers, educators, journalists and activists to address global water crises under the rubric of “The Future of Water”, and to 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. primary for post 559723214 SAOA: The South Asian Open Archives by Nathan SonnenscheinApr 6, 2021 12:00 pm The South Asian Open Archive (SAOA) is an initiative that makes open access materials on South Asia available for teaching and research.