The Global STEAM Working Group is an interdisciplinary faculty group that crosses campus boundaries and focuses on the center of gravity between STEAM and the global. Our mission is to encourage faculty, students and professionals to explore the intersection between the sciences, medicine, and engineering with global and regional questions through dialogue with the social sciences, humanities, and the arts to formulate new approaches to the global challenges of the 21st century.
The University of Illinois is part of a global community including students, scholars, and artists. All of us are experiencing the pandemic in different ways shaped by culture, the situations of our societies, and our economic and political realities.
Professor Colleen Murphy, Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (on research leave), was interviewed by the Illinois News Bureau on the potential that a transitional justice project presents for the U.S.
Illinois students will have increased opportunities to fund studies of Arabic, Persian and Turkish, and more students will have opportunities to practice those languages and learn about the Middle East region through a recent grant from the U.S.
Illinois Global Institute recently announced a grant initiative that supported course development across the Urbana campus. A total of 33 courses in 22 departments across 6 colleges and schools are now being developed as on-line or hybrid classes.