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— Mahatma Gandhi



Attend the Homecoming Weekend Alumni Social (alums & current students)
Global and International Studies ALUMNI and CURRENT STUDENTS are invited to attend the annual Homecoming Weekend Alumni Social! Held this year on the evening of Friday, October 24th, this social will be a great chance to network with other alumni, current students, and staff. We hope to strengthen the overall Global Studies alumni community. Current students are eager to meet alumni for advice, mentorship, and career development. During the Alumni Social, you will also have the opportunity to see the Illinois Homecoming parade on Wright Street. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. DATE: Friday, October 24, 2014 TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM PLACE: University YMCA (Murphy Room), 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6285 There is no cost to attend, but please fill out this registration form by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, October 21 so we have an accurate count for the caterers.
Posted Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Bastian & Thulin Scholarships for spring 2015 due Friday, October 17
The Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Scholarship fund was established to increase students' awareness of and involvement in international activities. The LAS Global Studies Thulin Scholarship Fund supports the pursuit of academically-grounded field work experiences abroad, including internships, research, and service learning opportunities, among Global Studies students.
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014
Introducing our NEW Certificate in International Development Studies!
Open to all majors across campus, LAS Global Studies will offer a Certificate in International Development Studies starting Fall 2014! Students interested in the Certificate are strongly encouraged to sign up for the core course GLBL 250: Development which is being offered in Fall 2014 on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11 am-12:20 pm. Click here to find out the schedule of upcoming information sessions to learn about the certificate!
Posted Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Interested in a Global Studies Major or Minor?
Attend an info session in fall 2014! Click here for dates and times!
Posted Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Introducing THREE exciting Capstone Options!
LAS Global Studies now offers three capstone options as a culminating undergraduate integrative learning experience for students interested in grappling with global studies issues beyond their Major Plan of Study. Talk to an advisor about doing a Distinction Project, Faculty Research Assistance, or Internship today!
Posted Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Global Studies COURSE IDEAS lists for FALL 2014 available!
Students must work with advisors to determine whether courses on this list will work with your Major Plan of Study. Courses should be considered as OPTIONS. We recommend that you review the courses, narrow down your interests, and plan a schedule for yourself before seeing an advisor. Some courses may require pre-reqs or instructor permission. Every registration period is also a good time to review your DARS report to see which requirements (gen eds and requirements for the GS major or minor) you still need to do.
Posted Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Global Studies Handbook Updated!
Check out the updated Global Studies handbook!
Posted Thu, 24 Jul 2014
LAS Global Studies Director, Tom Bassett, receives the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement
Congratulations to Professor Tom Bassett, Director of LAS Global Studies, on receiving the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement! The Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement is presented to a faculty member with profound international accomplishments in teaching, research and public service. Dr. Bassett is being honored for his seminal contributions to the field of political ecology and his pioneering work and its impact on policy discussions surrounding issues such as global climate change, poverty and rural development. He has conducted field research for 33 yers in Côte D'Ivoire as well as Maili and Burkina Faso. His current research examines the relationship between agricultural diversification and farmer incomes in West Africa. The award also recognizes Dr. Bassett's mentorship of international and Illinois scholars interested in exploring interdisciplinary dimensions of contemporary global environment and development issues. We congratulate Dr. Bassett on this impressive achievement!
Posted Fri, 28 Mar 2014
Global Studies students receive study abroad scholarships from UIUC International Programs and Studies
Global Studies would like to congratulate Courtney Romolt (China) and Christian Sicat (Costa Rica) for receiving the Mary E. Mohler International Study Grant for $2,500 to study abroad. International Programs and Studies also awarded Rachel Bowlus (Morocco) the Earl and Janice Kellogg International Award for $1,000 to study abroad, Leah Matchett (China) the Carlene and Andy Ziegler Study Abroad Scholarship for $2,000 to study abroad and Christine Kausal (Japan) received the Friends of IPS Scholarship for $2,500 to study abroad. Congratulations!
Posted Sun, 15 Sep 2013