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LAS News
 


—  MAY 2021  —

 
 
 
Lincoln Scholar Simbiat Eji-Lasisi
 
 

‘I am forever grateful’

The Lincoln Scholars Initiative helps LAS students
achieve their dream of a college degree.

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AROUND THE COLLEGE

 
 
 
 satellite images of crop forecasting
 

 

Bringing more data to crop forecasting

Professors receive grant to enhance satellite imagery and better understand crop growth.

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 Wellness Ambassadors on Quad
 

 

LAS Impact Awards

College honors inspiring efforts during COVID-19.

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American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships are given to early career scholars to advocate for humanities in the modern world.

Life + Career Design in a Pandemic program helps students work together to explore interests and career paths.

Dozens of U of I scientists help co-author unique report that focuses on local areas (see story for details about an upcoming webinar).

A project at U of I teaches Illinois residents to reconnect through journals.

 
 
 
 

LAS IN VIDEO

 
 
 
Video: Preserving the Storied Past of Altgeld Hall
 
 

Learn more about the detailed renovation of a campus icon by watching the recorded event LAS on Tap: Preserving the Storied Past of Altgeld Hall.

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Video: Dean's Distinguished Lecture presented by Rana Hogarth. Topic: Slavery, Science, and the Eugenic Impulse: Re-Examining Charles B. Davenport’s Race-Crossing Studies
 
 

Check out this lecture from esteemed historian Rana Hogarth
on how race affected early scientific thought.

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ENGAGE WITH LAS

 
 
 

Each year, the LAS Alumni Council selects a handful of inspiring alumni for recognition. The application process is simple and open to all. We encourage you to nominate someone you know for this honor. Deadline for nominations is May 31.

The $192 million project to restore and renovate Altgeld Hall and replace its neighbor, Illini Hall, is moving forward. Sign up for regular updates and learn more about the project.

 
 
 
 Alumni Experts
 

Professional advice from alumni experts

LAS alumni are pretty amazing people. Check out our video series that features some of their advice for professional success.

 
 
 
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Show your LAS pride!

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

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