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AUGUST 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
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Faculty, students, and staff
prepare for fall semester

Numerous efforts underway in the College of LAS to
ensure a safe and productive fall semester.

 
 
 

NEWS

 
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U of I partners with other universities to form math and statistics institute

National Science Foundation awards $15.5 million for partnership of four Illinois universities.

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Returning students looking forward to the simple joys of campus

Although precautions brought about by COVID-19 will disrupt normal campus rhythms and traditions, many LAS students are looking forward to being back on campus and engaging in safe activities that comply with state and federal guidelines.

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Get to know Dean Robinson

As the fall semester begins, there is a new name the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences community will want to note – Interim Dean Gene Robinson, Swanlund Chair in Entomology.

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Is there such a thing as balanced political news?

Media bias often lies in the eye of the beholder, researchers say in this latest addition to the Politics and LAS series.

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Launching big dreams

LAS students join iVenture program in creating startup businesses.

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A prairie for the bees

Alexandra Harmon-Threatt searches for ways to improve soil for ground-nesting pollinators.

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Psychologist: Mundane and repeated behavior can create a false memory

Intentions can be misremembered as having actually completed a task.

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Building bridges with the Maya community

A new outreach effort connects researchers and social service professionals to assist a growing population.

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Taking the long view

Astrophysicist Charles Gammie discusses the Moon, planets, and taking one of humanity's greatest photos.

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Humanities Without Walls Consortium awarded Mellon Grant renewal

$5 million will foster research and help explore humanities in the workplace.

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Can Major League Baseball avoid a work stoppage?

Labor and history professor Daniel Gilbert, an expert on modern baseball, says player and owner relations are the worst since 1994.

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Center for Advanced Study appoints seven professors to permanent faculty

CAS professors are selected based on their outstanding scholarship, and the appointments are one of the highest forms of campus recognition at University of Illinois.

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LAS IN VIDEO

 
The College of LAS is home to amazing instructors and researchers.
 

Looking forward to fall semester

LAS faculty and staff answer questions about upcoming courses.

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ALUMNI

 

SAVE THE DATE: LAS Impact 2020

Celebrate the amazing impact of people in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences! A week-long virtual event starting Oct. 26 will highlight the many contributions of LAS students, alumni, and others who work to improve our world. More information coming soon.

 
 
 
 
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LAS Emergency Fund

A new fund has been established to support full-time LAS students in the wake of loss of housing or income, food insecurity, medical expenses, and other emergencies.

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Connect with us!

From designing new testing approaches to creating advanced modeling platforms, stay up-to-date on all ways LAS is working around the clock to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Know a high school student thinking about college?

Encourage them to check out our LAS Insider blog! Written by current LAS students, these blog posts cover the best that Illinois has to offer. Topics include:

 
 
 
 
 
  All together. Amazing.  

For more than 100 years, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has been the beating heart of the University of Illinois, providing students with an education that’s as focused as it is diverse. We’re making groundbreaking discoveries in the lab, using literature and languages to understand and interpret historical and current events and peoples, and developing an understanding of society and individuals. Working together, our people, programs, and facilities make the College of LAS altogether amazing.

 
 
 
 

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