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—  SEPTEMBER 2021  —

 
 
 
LAS first-year students on the Quad
 
 

University of Illinois welcomes
record-breaking incoming class

College of LAS sees the most first-year students since 2008.

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AROUND THE COLLEGE

 
 
 
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Talking about health like never before

COVID-19 has changed our conversations about illness - and the relationships between people who talk about it.

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Black hole size revealed by its eating pattern

Astronomers find link between mass and radiation emission.

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Video: Welcome to a new academic year!
 
 

Kicking off a new academic year

A Dairy Queen in Altgeld Hall? Join Venetria Patton, the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of LAS Designate, as she receives a warm welcome in a campus landmark.

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Video: LAS Liftoff 2021
 
 

LAS Liftoff 2021: Sights and Sounds

For the first time, LAS Liftoff, a celebration that introduces new students to the college and their major, was held on the Quad. Check it out.

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The relevance of transitional justice 20 years after 9/11

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 via Zoom. Presenter: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Regents Professor at Minnesota Law School and United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Presented by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. Register here.

 
 
 

Transitional Justice in Latin America: Lessons for the United States?

Noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 via Zoom. Presenter: Ezequiel Gonzalez-Ocantos, associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of Oxford, and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Illinois Global Institute, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Register here.

 
 
 
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Moving forward from COVID-19

Throughout the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have all adapted to a new normal. In this new series, we examine how society is shifting gears for a brighter future.

 
 
 
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Alumni Experts: Advice on professional success

LAS alumni are amazing people. See some of their career tips in our video series.

 
 
 
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Shirts, LAS mugs, and other merchandise are now for sale via the Illini Union Bookstore. Place your order today.

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