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NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Fall colors by the English building
 

Fall blaze: The trees outside English Building put on a spectacular display.


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Marcel Proust 
 

 

 

Preserving the words of a master

Illinois joins French partners to digitize war-era correspondence by Marcel Proust. 

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professor Charles Sing, left, and graduate students Jason Madinya and Tyler Lytle 
 

 

 

Researchers take first steps toward controlling self-assembly of synthetic materials

Advance could help design smart materials for a wide range of applications.

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LAS at Work 
 

 

 

Fighting (and writing) for justice

Alumnus advocates on many fronts against abuse and atrocities.

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Cara Finnegan 
 

 

 

The timeless lessons of photography

Communication professor explores how images communicate ideas about people, issues, and public policy
 
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Kenneth Appel, standing, and Wolfgang Haken were the first to prove the Four Color Theorem. 
 

 

 

Celebrating the Four Color Theorem

Four Color Fest honors famous mathematical proof achieved at Illinois.
 
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Morgan McClain-McKinney Limo 
 

 

 

Making a world of difference

LAS alumni award winners make change at home and overseas.
 
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Kathryn Clancy 
 

 

 

Report identifies factors affecting abuse, harassment in academic fieldwork

Anthropology professor expands on earlier study about field research.

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Kate Pedrotty, Jeff Hendricks, and David Bieler 
 

 

 

Sharing the lessons of Paris

Three College of LAS alumni collaborate to run a successful study abroad program in Louisiana.

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Kyle Grim and Thomas Kiehl-Fie 
 

 

 

Study reveals how bacteria steal nutrients from human hosts

Research: Bacteria competes with immune system for zinc.

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Illinois student on laptop 
 

 

 

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.

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Join us!

LAS alumni are invited to connect with others through the college’s LinkedIn Group.

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Make a difference With Illinois

The faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are finding solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Donor support is crucial in doing so as campus launches its largest-ever philanthropic campaign, With Illinois. Help us build on this tradition of excellence.

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