blog posts Globalizing Curricula: The 2023 International Studies Research Lab Sep 18, 2023 4:30 pm9 views Policy Brief: Closing the Education Gap for Indigenous Peoples by Adriene Lane, M.Ed. Aug 3, 2023 10:30 am0 views “Indigenous Peoples have less access to quality primary and secondary education than other groups, due to the lack of education that respects their cultures and languages. Minority languages, which are spoken by Indigenous Peoples, are often not used for official purposes, including in education. Students whose home languages differ from those taught at school have lower test results and reading scores. Early mother tongue education improves students' performance in their second language and other subjects, and is more cost-effective than second language instruction.” - Adriene Lane.To view the full Policy Brief by Adriene Lane, click here. University of Illinois’ CGS and CEAPS partner with Heartland to globalize education on campus by Zach Petrea, July 2023 Jul 18, 2023 1:45 pm33 views Surveying the Coming Storm: Works on Nationalism Prior to WWII Jul 7, 2023 12:45 pm11 views With the benefit of hindsight, modern scholars can identify unbridled nationalism as a leading cause of World War II. However, it is crucial to explore whether scholars of the time foresaw the impending storm caused by nationalist movements in the first half of the 20th century and if they could have predicted the grave, mass-scale atrocities that unfolded. To shed light on the perspectives of scholars from a century ago, the IAS library has curated a Hathi Trust collection titled "Surveying the Coming Storm: Works on Nationalism Prior to WWII." Successful Global Intersections Spring Project Awardees Apr 24, 2023 10:45 am19 views CGS Congratulates its Affiliates and Recipients of LAS Dean’s Awards and Faculty Honors Apr 14, 2023 4:45 pm10 views IGI SPRING 2023 CAREER DAY Apr 5, 2023 3:15 pm9 views Impressive Illinois presence at the CIES Conference in Washington D.C. in February Mar 22, 2023 9:30 am90 views At the CIES Conference in Washington D.C. in February. 15th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society Dec 9, 2022 2:30 pm37 views Upcoming submission deadline for 15th Annual Conference of the ILLS Congratulations to “The Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program” Awards Recipients Nov 11, 2022 9:30 am125 views The Center for Global Studies (CGS) congratulates Steve Witt, Director of CGS, CGS Faculty Affiliates Faranak Miraftab, Annie Abbott, Scott Althaus, Melissa Goodnight, Barbara Hug, Ellen Moodie, and Ken Salo, and former CGS Graduate Assistant Vinisha Singh Basnet, for receiving the 2022-2023 Chancellor Jones Call to Action Research Program awards. Highlighting Teaching Excellence at the Faculty Retreat Jun 21, 2022 10:45 am41 views 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. How do we know what we know about the climate change? May 5, 2022 8:45 am91 views 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. Constructing transnational solidarities in radical care and democracy through digital feminist storytelling Apr 28, 2022 2:00 pm49 views 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. Career Opportunities in Foreign Language and Area Studies Apr 12, 2022 2:15 pm46 views 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. Global Studies, Librarianship, and the Job Market Mar 31, 2022 3:00 pm43 views Nathan Sonnenschein, a former graduate assistant at the Center for Global Studies, discusses how his experiences at CGS prepared him for the job market. The Impact of the 2021 International Studies Research Lab Nov 17, 2021 12:00 pm46 views 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. Returning to French Archives Amid the Pandemic Oct 27, 2021 1:15 pm187 views International travel to France and French archives in year two of the pandemic. IGlobal: Teaching Middle-Schoolers About World Hunger Sep 29, 2021 11:00 am485 views Cara Merkle, an undergraduate majoring in Education at the University of Illinois, shares her experience working with middle-grade students for the IGlobal initiative. April 2021 iSEE Congress “The Future of Water” May 19, 2021 3:30 pm16 views 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. SAOA: The South Asian Open Archives Apr 6, 2021 12:00 pm122 views The South Asian Open Archive (SAOA) is an initiative that makes open access materials on South Asia available for teaching and research. At Home with Over 170 Million News Stories: My Assistantship with the Cline Center over Covid-19 Apr 2, 2021 3:45 pm260 views PhD student, James Steur, talks about his experiences during Covid-19. Syndemics and Coronavirus: The Social Dimensions of Public Health Crises Mar 11, 2021 2:30 pm460 views Can we deepen our understanding of the current COVID-19 pandemic by analyzing it as a syndemic? “Global Education Symposium,” October 14-17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020 12:00 pm37 views Proving stronger than an epidemic, the University of Illinois College of Education and Office of International Programs presented the “Global Education Symposium” on October 14-17, 2020. Educators and students from around the world shared knowledge and personal thoughts, albeit, through the travel agent known as Zoom. Spurlock Museum Big History Project Dec 11, 2020 12:00 pm100 views Hi. I’m Kim Sheahan Sanford, the Spurlock Museum’s assistant director of education, and I have a confession to make. Sixth graders are my favorite students on earth. They are willing to suspend disbelief as I tell them a myth or a folktale, but they also latch onto adult concepts, like reincarnation and the development of complex writing systems. Web Archiving and the Global Response to COVID-19 Jun 2, 2020 12:00 pm55 views One doesn’t need to look far to see how much the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world, halting the mobility of people and goods that we took for granted as critical components of the global economy. This crisis has put a strain on nearly every system of our global society, impacting every sector of civil society. To attempt to preserve some of the initial reactions and concerns brought about the health emergency, the Center for Global Studies and the International and Area Studies Library began archiving websites of civil society organizations around the world as they respond to this crisis.