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FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

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Campus has pledged $27 million in deferred maintenance
funding to renovate Altgeld Hall. (Photo by L. Brian Stauffer.) 


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Cara Finnegan 
 

 

 

Faculty members named University Scholars

Three LAS professors recognized for outstanding scholarship and teaching. 

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Christopher Brooke 
 

 

 

Researchers shed light on how influenza evades immune systems

Mutations allow virus to escape antibodies and regain strength.

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College of LAS announces teaching and advising awards

Faculty, staff, and teaching assistants are recognized.

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Rana Hogarth 
 

 

 

Historian: Doctors played a role in ideas about racial differences

Some pre-Civil War medical beliefs still survive. 
 
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Antoinette Burton 
 

 

 

Faculty members selected for distinguished chairs

Three LAS professors receive prestigious honor. 
 
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Dmytro and Eustachia Shtohryn 
 

 

 

A career devoted to Ukraine

Endowment in honor of Dmytro Shtohryn established at Illinois. 
 
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Richard Saller 
 

 

 

A leader in advocating the liberal arts and sciences

LAS alumnus steps down after successful tenure as dean at Stanford.

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Staff and academic professionals recognized for service

Six in LAS selected for outstanding contributions.

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Join us for Genomic Science Shaping Tomorrow’s World

Come to campus April 5 and learn about innovative and groundbreaking research from award-winning scientists.

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LAS Alumni Awards 
 

 

 

LAS Alumni Awards

Know inspiring LAS alumni who are changing the world? Nominate them for one of the LAS Alumni Association’s annual awards by May 1.

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Join us!

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

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