blog posts Highlighting Teaching Excellence at the Faculty Retreat Jun 21, 2022 10:45 am0 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 am9 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. April 2021 iSEE Congress “The Future of Water” May 19, 2021 3:30 pm13 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. Constructing transnational solidarities in radical care and democracy through digital feminist storytelling Apr 28, 2022 2:00 pm18 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. Global Studies, Librarianship, and the Job Market Mar 31, 2022 3:00 pm20 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. Career Opportunities in Foreign Language and Area Studies Apr 12, 2022 2:15 pm24 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. The Impact of the 2021 International Studies Research Lab Nov 17, 2021 12:00 pm31 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. “Global Education Symposium,” October 14-17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020 12:00 pm35 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. Web Archiving and the Global Response to COVID-19 Jun 2, 2020 12:00 pm53 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. Spurlock Museum Big History Project Dec 11, 2020 12:00 pm89 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. SAOA: The South Asian Open Archives Apr 6, 2021 12:00 pm106 views The South Asian Open Archive (SAOA) is an initiative that makes open access materials on South Asia available for teaching and research. Returning to French Archives Amid the Pandemic Oct 27, 2021 1:15 pm181 views International travel to France and French archives in year two of the pandemic. At Home with Over 170 Million News Stories: My Assistantship with the Cline Center over Covid-19 Apr 2, 2021 3:45 pm243 views PhD student, James Steur, talks about his experiences during Covid-19. IGlobal: Teaching Middle-Schoolers About World Hunger Sep 29, 2021 11:00 am392 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. Syndemics and Coronavirus: The Social Dimensions of Public Health Crises Mar 11, 2021 2:30 pm395 views Can we deepen our understanding of the current COVID-19 pandemic by analyzing it as a syndemic?