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Dear Uni family,

It is with sorrow I am informing you that Ned Goldwasser has passed away.
As Provost, Professor Goldwasser was instrumental in saving Uni when it looked as though Uni might close after its split with the College of Education.  Several of his children attended Uni, and he was a true champion of the school.
I am glad that we were able to honor him with an all-school assembly a few years ago.  What a tremendous man.
Jeff Walkington, Ph.D.


Chris Payne ('71) and Jeff Hurst ('99) visit at the Advancement Office Open House in December. The Advancement office is looking for alumni to serve on the Advancement Committee, which meets once a month. Please contact Josh Hall at if you would like to volunteer. 

Alumni updates

Daniel Ito ('07) was featured in a News-Gazette article highlighting his installation "Peace Piece." He folded more than 5,000 paper cranes for the project.

Michael Halberstam ('82) has received the 2016 Award of Honor for Outstanding Contributions to the Field from the Illinois Theatre Association.   Michael Halberstam is the Artistic Director of the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Ill.
He was recognized at their annual ceremony for “outstanding theatrical accomplishments and contributions to Chicagoland theatre for the past 25 years.”

Wyatt Bensken ('13) wrote an article about his public health research at American University in Public Health Research with National Implications. 



Announcing the Ang Family Endowment

Uni High is pleased to announce a generous new endowment, the Ang Family Endowment. Our benefactors are Professor Alfredo and Mrs. Mae Ang, parents of Evelyn Ang ('72), Irene Strohbeen ('74) and James Ang ('77.)  Professor Ang was a beloved and renowned professor of structural engineering and wrote  300 publications in the field.  He also won many of the top awards at UI, in the nation, and abroad while holding high offices in his professional organizations.

In addition, the Ang family is contributing above and beyond the endowment to provide funds for immediate use.

The endowment will be used to enhance and promote the excellence of teaching and instruction and of academic programs at University of Illinois Laboratory High School, including but not limited to teacher stipends to attract and retain the very best educators possible.

Uni is thankful for the generosity of the Ang family and our many other donors who make what we do every day possible!



Uni High German classes go caroling the Friday before finals. Here is a clip of a performance in an afternoon study hall Friday, Dec. 16.


Call for nominations: Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award

Please share your nominations for the Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was established in honor of the late Max Beberman, whose distinguished career as a math educator brought him international renown. During his tenure at University Laboratory High School from 1950 to 1971 he founded and developed the University of Illinois Committee on School Mathematics (UICSM) which significantly altered the teaching of mathematics around the world. Max is remembered as being a fantastic teacher whose forte was enabling students to discover for themselves the new math ideas for which he is famous. 

To nominate someone for the award, please use the online nomination form. You can view previous award recipients here.