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  • Congratulations to “The Chancellor’s Call to Action Research Projects for 2024-25” Awards Recipients

    The Center for Global Studies (CGS) congratulates CGS Faculty Affiliates Faranak MiraftabKen Salo, Scott AlthausAnita ChanYannick KluchTeresa Ann BarnesJames KilgoreIan Brooks and former CGS Graduate Assistant Atyeh Ashtari for receiving the 2024-2025 Chancellor Jones Call to Action Research Program awards. The Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Justice Research Program 2024-2025 awarded 12 research programs focused on systemic racial inequalities and injustice in our communities and higher education. 

  • CGS Congratulates its Faculty Recipients of the College of LAS Teaching and Advising Awards

  • Global Studies Consortium at Aarhus University in Denmark, September 21-23, 2023

    From September 21 - 23, 2023, the Center for Global Studies participated in several days of conversation and discussion with fellow members of the Global Studies Consortium at Aarhus University in Denmark. 

  • CGS Congratulates its Affiliates and Recipients of LAS Dean’s Awards and Faculty Honors

  • Impressive Illinois presence at the CIES Conference in Washington D.C. in February

    At the CIES Conference in Washington D.C. in February.

  • Highlighting Teaching Excellence at the Faculty Retreat

    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.

  • Global Studies, Librarianship, and the Job Market

    Nathan Sonnenschein, a former graduate assistant at the Center for Global Studies, discusses how his experiences at CGS prepared him for the job market.

  • Returning to French Archives Amid the Pandemic

    International travel to France and French archives in year two of the pandemic.