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Steam from an Old Faithful eruption is more spectacular in winter because of the direct contact between the steam and the cold air. There is a silhouette of a bison cow absorbing the heat from the morning sun below the steam cloud.

Steam from Old Faithful is one image featured in “The Art of Yellowstone Science:
Mammoth Hot Springs as a Window on the Universe,” a new book by Bruce Fouke,
professor of geology, and photographer Tom Murphy. “Art and science both originate from the
same human desire to understand the world within and around us,” Fouke writes
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Abraham Lincoln bust in the entrance of Lincoln Hall at Illinois 



Faculty named Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors Scholars

New program boosts junior faculty for outstanding teaching and research. 

LAS students in front of Altgeld Hall at Illinois (Photo by Joey Figueroa.) 



New scholarship program in mathematics is a success

Offers aimed at high-achieving students are accepted at a record-setting rate. 


Janice Harrington 



Poet Janice Harrington's new work reflects on the life and art of painter Horace Pippin 

English professor: I gravitated toward him because he had every reason not to make art.


Benjamin Hankin, second from left, with students after an investiture ceremony honoring him as the Fred and Ruby Kanfer Professor of Psychology. 



Faculty member named Fred and Ruby Kanfer Professor of Psychology

Benjamin Hankin's research focuses on understanding depression in children and adolescents.


group of 2016 alumni award winners 



Unexpected journeys to a higher cause

Six alumni win LAS Alumni Achievement Awards and LAS Dean's Quadrangle Award. 


artwork from the Orange and Blue art show 



Upcoming Alumni Events

Register by Dec. 9 to attend the Orange and Blue art show in Los Angeles, featuring alumni artwork focused on life at the University of Illinois.

students on the entrance hall steps in Lincoln Hall at Illinois 



Application deadline is Dec. 1

Know someone who should apply to the University of Illinois? The College of LAS offers more than 70 majors and helps student develop skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.


Lincoln Scholars

Four years ago, the Lincoln Scholars Initiative launched with the reopening of a renovated Lincoln Hall. Since then, the scholarship has helped more than 70 bright students experience an Illinois education.



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