Global Asian Studies (GLAS)
UIC's Very Own Global Asian Studies Program
First place winner of the GLAS video contest – responding to the question of “How do you experience Global Asia?”
Video produced by Alysha Mancha and Phoenix Chen (member of the GLAS Student Advisory Board), class of 2017
Second place winner of the GLAS video contest – “How do you experience Global Asia?”
This video was produced by Germaine “Armani” Kindred.
What Exactly is Global Asia?
Honorable Mention – GLAS Video Contest – responding to the question of “How do I experience Global Asia?”
Video produced by Cammille Go, member of the GLAS Student Advisory Board, class of 2018
|Fall 2018||Mark Martell joins as an affiliated faculty in GLAS. Mark Chiang becomes 75% in GLAS.|
|Spring 2018||GLAS hosts the second GLASapalooza event with record attendance. Featuring presentations and a research gallery to celebrate the minors, graduates, and fierce work GLAS undertakes in the classroom, on campus, and in the Chicagoland communities, the event enjoyed a 30% attendance growth from last year.|
|Spring 2017||GLAS hosts inaugural GLASapalooza event featuring presentations and a research gallery to celebrate the minors, graduates, and fierce work GLAS undertakes in the classroom, on campus, and in the Chicagoland communities.|
|2016||Asian American Studies (ASAM) and Asian Studies (ASST) merge to create Global Asian Studies (GLAS); Michael Jin joins UIC as a tenure-track appointment (75% in GLAS and 25% in History), as a result of efforts by ASAM and CCSAA; Jin is part of the Chancellor’s Diaspora Cluster Initiative; Radha Modi joins as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in GLAS (funded by AANAPISI). GLAS Opening Ceremony is held. Catherine Becker (100% in Art and Art History), Diem-My Bui (100% in Communication), Laura Hostetler (100% in History), Rama Mantena (100% in History), and, Xuehua Xiang (100% in Linguistics) become 0% affiliated faculty in GLAS.|
|2015||The consolidation of ASAM and ASST into GLAS is approved by EPC, LAS Faculty, SCEP, the Senate, and the Board of Trustees.|
|2014||ASST and ASAM faculty meet for several weeks in the fall to discuss the merger; Asian Studies and Asian American Studies officially vote to pursue the merger and submit a proposal for the Global Asian Studies Program and Minor to the Dean.|
|2013||“Preliminary Thinking Document” written by the newly formed Asian Studies Faculty Advisory committee is submitted to the College to begin plans for merging the programs.|