Climate for Change Theme Semester Timeline

Call for Themes: Spring 2020 Theme Semester

The spring 2020 Call for Proposals applications opens in January. 

Timeline for Call for Themes for Spring 2020

  • January 3, 2018: Theme Semester proposal opens
  • May 4, 2018: Theme Semester proposal deadline
  • Summer 2018: Proposed topics are reviewed by the Theme Semester Advisory Board
  • Fall 2018: Theme Semester spring 2020 decision notification

Theme Semester Spring 2017: Our Lives Online

Our Lives Online, the Spring 2017 Theme Semester on the Internet, explored the global system of connectedness, networks, and collaboration discovered in our past and emerging in our distant future.

  • 25 marquee activities curated for Our Lives Online
  • More than 300 related activities tagged on the UI events calendar
  • 53 courses identified with connection to the theme

Theme Semester Spring 2016: Just Living

Just living, the 2016 Theme Semester, explored social justice. Throughout the academic year, there were:

  • 30 marquee activities curated for Just Living
  • 466 related activities tagged on the UI events calendar
  • 96 courses identified with connection to the theme

Theme Semester Spring 2015: Food for Thought

Food for Thought was the university's first annual Theme Semester. Throughout the academic year, there were:

  • 17 marquee activities curated for Food for Thought
  • 406 related activities tagged to the UI events calendar
  • 18 courses identified with connection to the theme