Language, Culture, and Academic Resources
Established in January of 2009 and officially inaugurated in October of 2009, the mission of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies is to promote study and research about Brazil by faculty and students at Illinois and their Brazilian counterparts, who take advantage of the extensive resources available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Building on long-standing collaboration with Brazilian scholars in economics and agriculture, as well as nearly a half-century of teaching and research in Brazilian literature and history, the Institute seeks to foster knowledge and understanding of Brazil across disciplines and colleges. It will do this by offering fellowships to UIUC and Brazilian students at graduate and undergraduate levels, including the study of business; funding faculty research; organizing international conferences on Brazilian topics; and supporting cultural activities of all sorts.
The subject guides on this page will introduce you to the wealth of materials in the Literatures and Languages Library, as well as direct you to some excellent online sources for Portuguese. Please send all questions and comments to Paula Carns, Literature and Languages Librarian.
Find Brazilian students who are studying at Illinois through various programs and in various departments. Contact them to make new friends and have Portuguese/English interactions!
The Luso Brazilian Association is a student organization whose main goal is to promote cultural and academic activities for the Brazilian and Portuguese speaking community on campus.