With spring break over and classes back in session, are you already bored of studying and need to relax by doing something different? Or, are you interested in knowing and experiencing foreign languages and different cultures? If so, you will likely enjoy International Week at Illinois. Our university appoints the second week of April as International Week. Read the rest.
What writers would you highlight to commemorate Women’s History Month? Comment below!
March is Women’s History Month and an appropriate time to highlight some of the women’s voices that represent world literature. After all,
- American Hillary Clinton, who is an author of five books, is running for the U.S. presidency,
- Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who is an author of five books, has a TED Talk that opens our courses concerned with social justice,
- and Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, author of one book, continues to fight for the equal education of girls and boys.
With the wintry weather starting to fade here in Illinois – we hope! – the 2016 Summer Olympic Games feel like they’re just around the corner. The Olympics will take place from August 5th to August 21st, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Much has been said, debated, and certainly achieved in relation to the preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Read the rest.
Note: In addition to his work at the International and Area Studies Library, the author is also the Peace Corps Recruiter for the University of Illinois campus community. He served as a Volunteer in the Education sector from 2008 to 2010 in the Republic of Cabo Verde. Join Peace Corps at UIUC and the International & Area Studies Library from 3:00-4:30 on March 30, 2016 in the Main Library Room 106 for our “Peace Corps and the University” event. Read the rest.