blog postsThe year in review: 2016-17 Illinois International Annual ReportMay 10, 2017 3:00 pm0 views The Illinois International Annual Report offers a “snap shot” of the accomplishments and activities of the 2016-17 academic year in addition to recognizing the generous support of our donors.From the Illinois News Bureau: Okavango Odyssey—Study abroad students study wildlife in BotswanaMay 9, 2017 1:15 pm0 views From the Illinois News Bureau: U. of I. animal sciences students spent nine weeks studying wildlife in Botswana's Okavango Delta and Chobe Enclave Region.From the Illinois News Bureau: Could France be the next chapter in a populist surge?Apr 28, 2017 10:30 am0 views Marine Le Pen, a far-right candidate in France’s presidential race, is a “major piece of the Western populism puzzle,” with influence that could have lasting consequences for France and the European Union, says Maxime Larivé, the associate director of the EU Center at the U. of I.International Week 2017 to take place April 9-15. Celebrate 150 Global Years with events, all week long!Apr 4, 2017 9:30 am0 views Through numerous educational, cultural, and recreational events co-hosted by student groups, centers, colleges, units, and local partners, International Week aims to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available to everyone at Illinois and in the local area.2017 Joint Area Center Symposium "Governing Globalization: Challenges for Democracy and Global Society" to take place March 31-April 1, 2017Mar 28, 2017 4:15 pm9 views On March 31 and April 1, the Center for Global Studies and the other six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Area Studies Centers will welcome students and scholars to campus for a two day conference examining a myriad of topics related to globalization and global governance.2016 International Achievement Award honorees announcedMar 27, 2017 10:30 am249 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois International Programs are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 International Achievement Awards.Soybean Innovation Lab at Illinois seeks sustainable abundance by improving manager, researcher relationshipMar 13, 2017 1:00 pm54 views The Global Communications and Protocol team in Illinois International sat down with Dr. Peter Goldsmith—Principal Investigator of the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—to discuss his recent trip to Ghana and how SIL is tackling sustainable abundance.Illinois ranks highly among peer institutions around the world according to 2017 QS World University RankingsMar 9, 2017 11:30 am35 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign once again ranks highly in more than 20 subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.EU ambassador David O’Sullivan will deliver the “State of the European Union” Address during 15th Annual EU DayMar 9, 2017 9:00 am1 views The European Center at the U. of I. is holding its 15th annual EU Day.BRIDGE Seed Fund is now accepting applications: submit proposals for new collaborative research, education, or outreach projectsMar 7, 2017 11:45 am2 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are seeking proposals for new collaborative research, education, or engagement/outreach projects with colleagues at the University of Birmingham in the UK, under the BiRmingham-Illinois partnership for Discovery, enGagement, and Education (BRIDGE). Please consider applying for support of your collaborations with Birmingham colleagues.Center for Global Studies collaborates on the development of series to promote open dialogue on global issuesFeb 22, 2017 11:45 am0 views The purpose of the dialogue series is to encourage open, honest discussions about growing global concerns over political, economic and social problems.Resources for international students, faculty, staff, and others following the Executive Order on ImmigrationFeb 16, 2017 10:30 am0 views The University of Illinois system, campus offices, and individuals have worked to identify and outline resources available to those members of our community who are affected by the recent Executive Order on Immigration.European Union Center's Transatlantic Educators Dialogue (TED) program highlighted in Education WeekFeb 2, 2017 10:15 am0 views The European Union Center at Illinois has created Transatlantic Educators Dialogue, a program open to anyone in the world that brings educators, administrators and others in the education field together in trans-Atlantic conversations on various topics.What will be the effect of the Trump administration's immigration ban?Feb 2, 2017 9:15 am0 views Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses the implications of President Trump’s controversial immigration ban.UIPD clarifies role in immigration enforcementFeb 1, 2017 1:30 pm34 views The executive orders to date do not mandate that local law enforcement agencies to change their policies on immigration enforcement.College of Law Panel Event: “President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration”Jan 31, 2017 2:45 pm1 views The University of Illinois College of Law will host a panel discussion at noon on Friday, February 3 to discuss the domestic and international legal aspects of President Trump’s executive order on immigration.See the world. Study abroad at Illinois. Apply by February 15th.Jan 24, 2017 12:30 pm0 views Apply to study abroad on summer and fall programs by the February 15th.Watch: Global Education and Training welcomes students from Beijing University of Agriculture for agricultural management programJan 10, 2017 12:15 pm0 views Students from Beijing University of Agriculture share their experiences from Global Education and Training’s 2016 Agriculture Management Program. Developed together with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES), students participated in lectures with Illinois professors, site visits to local farms, and corporate visits while immersing themselves in the full American college experience. This program was generously supported by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).Unlocking the secrets of the Amazon RiverNov 28, 2016 1:15 pm0 views Illinois faculty and students travel to the Brazilian Amazon as part of an international project to study the form of the modern-day Amazon River and to learn how it can help us interpret the deposits of such huge rivers within the ancient geological record.U of I a Top Global Destination for Students as International Education Continues to GrowNov 14, 2016 10:15 am106 views Illinois remains a top global destination as international student numbers surpass 1 million in U.S. according to “Open Doors 2016.”Illinois fifth in nation for drawing international studentsNov 14, 2016 9:45 am0 views The News-Gazette on the 2016 Open Doors Report and the growing international student population and study abroad programming at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Illinois professor bridges relationship with Cuba through new institutional partnershipNov 11, 2016 3:00 pm108 views On August 1st, 2016 the Global Communications and Protocol Team sat down with Professor Ellen Moodie—Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—to talk to her about her recent work in Cuba. From June 6-12, 2016, Dr. Moodie co-taught a qualitative methods seminar at the University of Pinar del Río in Cuba.Illinois alum and former Enabled Abroad scholarship recipient Shannon Kelly draws from her four study abroad experiences for internshipOct 26, 2016 5:00 pm1 views As part of her internship supporting inbound exchange students, University of Illinois graduate Shannon Kelly draws from her four - yes, four! - study abroad experiences to make her students feel at home and to show colleagues what's possible.Illinois and the University of Birmingham seeking to appoint four top postdoctoral researchers for collaborative BRIDGE fellowship programOct 16, 2016 11:45 am0 views The University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are now seeking to appoint four top postdoctoral researchers in areas that address major global challenges. The Birmingham-Illinois BRIDGE Fellowship programme brings together international research teams in the UK and USA to recruit high-potential, early-career researchers and contribute to the research and academic excellence of both institutions across four key areas.Department of Speech and Hearing Science celebrates partnership with Karolinska InstitutetOct 14, 2016 12:00 pm1 views On June 20th, students and faculty from the Department of Speech and Hearing Science (SHS) at Illinois and the Divisions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Karolinska Institute (KI) gathered to celebrate their successful student exchange and research collaboration program.What’s in a name? For young Chinese consumers and foreign brands, it’s about culture mixingOct 10, 2016 9:15 am0 views Younger, more cosmopolitan Chinese consumers tend to favor brand translations that keep both the sound and the meaning of the original name, says U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli.Deadline extended: 2016 International Achievement Awards NominationsSep 30, 2016 12:30 pm0 views Honor and celebrate the accomplishments of deserving alumni, faculty, and current students for their globally-focused work and/or scholarship with a nomination for the International Achievement Awards.Illinois Professor reflects on death row experience in post-revolutionary IranSep 19, 2016 2:15 pm0 views U. of I. professor Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi waited 30 years to write a memoir based on his years of imprisonment and activism during Iran’s revolutionary period. He sought to tell a universal story of how revolutions are experienced “from below” and of life under intense circumstances.Illinois ranks in the Top 10 of public schools, Civil Engineering claims No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World ReportSep 6, 2016 10:00 am0 views U.S. News & World News Report releases 2017 Best Colleges Ranking and Lists.Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Illinois alumna and 2011 international achievement award winner, appointed Indonesia's finance ministerSep 2, 2016 1:30 pm8 views Indonesia’s president on Wednesday appointed World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the country’s finance minister, among a wider cabinet reshuffle aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team.Illinois grad creates an app that puts Asian translations in the palms of travelers’ handsAug 31, 2016 5:30 pm0 views “If you’re in China and don’t know the characters, you can’t read bus or subway signs,” says Ryan L. Rogowski, co-founder of Waygo—a mobile app that translates Chinese (and other languages) in real time. (Photo by Jen Dahlgren)Illinois professor Antonio Sotomayor discusses the political importance of Monica Puig's gold medal win in RioAug 29, 2016 10:00 am2 views Illinois professor and librarian for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Antonio Sotomayor discusses the complicated history of Puerto Rico and the U.S. and the political importance of Monica Puig's gold medal win in Rio.Japan House gears up for crowds at festival celebrating Japanese cultureAug 26, 2016 4:30 pm0 views The Chicago-based Ho Etsu Taiko drum group performed at the inaugural Matsuri festival at Japan House in 2015. The group will perform again at Matsuri on Aug. 28.Illinois enrolled more international students, witnessed higher growth rates than other Big Ten schools according to ForbesAug 22, 2016 11:30 am0 views Big Ten Universities Become Bigger With International StudentsIllinois alumnus makes history with flight around the world in propeller-driven aircraftAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm2 views University of Illinois alumnus and former University of Illinois Alumni Association Board member Dr. Bo Zhang is performing China’s first flight around the world in a propeller-driven aircraft.Enabled Abroad Scholarship recipient spotlight: Amelia O'Hare in Hong KongAug 16, 2016 12:15 pm5 views We first arrived in Hong Kong. It was a very long flight, about 16 hours. Traveling with a powered chair can be very challenging, but it is not impossible.Illinois alumni Poonam and Priyanka Shah participate in the dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhla Ja" following YouTube successAug 15, 2016 10:30 pm1 views From the moment their Bharatanatyam-popping fusion dance video went viral, it was only a matter of time before their talent landed them in the spotlight.Blog post: What is Political Reconciliation? Reflections on Reconciliation after the Karadzic TrialAug 14, 2016 2:45 pm0 views Dr. Colleen Murphy, a Professor of Law, Philosophy and Political Science as well as Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program at Illinois, reflects on the Karadzic Trial.Illinois is perhaps the most comprehensive center of Brazilian studies in the U.S.Aug 1, 2016 9:45 am2 views Connections between the University of Illinois and Brazil go back more than a century, and today involve a broad cross-section of academic disciplines. Recent and ongoing research collaborations number more than 90 and involve dozens of the country's higher education institutions and research institutes.New book explores lessons learned from the ‘bottom up’ in subsistence marketplacesJul 29, 2016 12:45 pm0 views A new book by Madhu Viswanathan, the Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business at Illinois, explores the author’s personal journey as a scholar studying people living in poverty as well as how the impoverished function in the marketplace as consumers and entrepreneurs."Minute With" Marc Hertzman: If the Rio Olympics had a soundtrack? Samba!Jul 29, 2016 12:45 pm0 views Samba is essential to Brazil’s identity. Songs in the genre make up a key part of Brazilians’ “truly remarkable” mental musical library, says Illinois history professor Marc Hertzman, whose book “Making Samba” deals with the music’s history and its connection with race.Some historical context as Brazil prepares to host the OlympicsJul 14, 2016 1:15 pm0 views Brazil is mired in crises in the lead-up to its Olympics, but those crises contain positive signs about the country’s development, says Jerry Dávila, director of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at the U. of I. and a specialist in modern Brazilian history.Rotation in Johannesburg, South Africa Builds Student’s Confidence with BirdsJul 11, 2016 9:45 am1 views Fourth-year veterinary student spends two weeks in South African practice, completing “Primary Care” rotation, which can be done either at my school or out in the field.UI grad taking talents to Mexico as Fulbright scholarJul 5, 2016 10:30 am0 views UI alum Regina Hinders is one of 10 University of Illinois students or recent grads to earn a Fulbright program grant.Drought and pilgrimage at the Cara Blanca Pools, BelizeJul 1, 2016 10:30 am1 views We are saving the first images of this structure for the annual Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium at the end of June. Because looters dug through almost all of the floors and removed most of the artifacts, mapping what remains is essential.European Union Center's Maxime Larivé discusses recent EU Referendum in USA TodayJun 29, 2016 9:45 am0 views "Analysis: 'Brexit' unravels EU's dream" from USA Today features European Union Center's Associate Director Maxime Larivé.Blog post: #NoMoreImpunity—Gender, Torture, and Political ReconciliationJun 27, 2016 9:45 am1 views June 26 marks UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Dr. Colleen Murphy, Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspective Program (WGGP), shares reflection on the gender aspects of torture, and the implications of torture for both reconciliation and transitional justice.Salvaging the past in an ancient Maya settlementJun 21, 2016 10:15 am1 views Anthropology professor Lisa Lucero and her students are excavating an ancient Maya site in west central Belize. Their work shelter can be seen near the center of the photo.Longstanding UI-Njala bond rekindled during Sierra Leone visit by Illinois scholarsJun 17, 2016 10:00 am0 views Education at Illinois scholars Dean Mary Kalantzis and Professor Bill Cope were part of a University of Illinois contingent that traveled to Sierra Leone for two weeks in late May. The objective of the visit was to re-establish longstanding ties between two land-grant universities that vary greatly in resources but share some of the same educational goals.Coring and Exploring Ancient Maya LifeJun 16, 2016 9:15 am0 views BEHIND THE SCENES is a first-person blog written by faculty, researchers, students and staff about the work that they do, the joys and obstacles they confront, and the process of discovery at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.