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SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
 
 
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Broaden your understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic

COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic is free and open to everyone. Learn from world-class scientists, humanists, social scientists, and artists at Illinois about the pandemic and its consequences. Learn more

 
 
   
 
 

NEWS

 
 
 
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COVID-19 campus testing program in full swing

More than a quarter million tests conducted since students return for fall semester.

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University of Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000 for fall 2020

College of LAS enrollments stands at 14,525.

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Student perspective: Campus during COVID-19

Samantha Boyle, journalism and sociology, and Evan Neilson, history, describe life on campus and coming together to fight the pandemic.

 
 
 
   
 
 
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COVID-19 and the elections: What can we expect?

Political scientist discusses the impact of the pandemic during a pivotal election year.

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U of I to lead two of seven new national artificial intelligence institutes

Professor Huimin Zhao will steer efforts to accelerate automated chemical synthesis.

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Why people care about public monuments - and why they tear them down

Experts explain the controversy surrounding statues around the country.

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The call of the cicada

Entomologist works with chemists and engineers to understand the many lessons of a quirky, cyclical bug.

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A path forward through history

A. Naomi Paik examines immigration, imprisonment, and an opportunity to rethink our future.

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Study links exploding stars to extinction on Earth

Astronomer traces event that occurred 359 million years ago.

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What's different about recent athlete protests?

Historian: We are witnessing an unprecedented moment in sports.

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Experts: Quick fixes won't stop sexual harassment in academia

Merely complying with the law isn't enough either, said authors of new report.

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New scholarship supports professional experiences

From NASA to the White House, students pursue career development opportunities with help from LAS Life + Career Design scholarships.

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Scientists work to increase yields of one of the world's oldest crops

Researchers examine carbon dioxide assimilation levels and water efficiency of cowpeas.

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LAS IN VIDEO

 
 
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Becoming a successful writer

In the latest addition to our Alumni Advice series, learn tips for a
writing career from LAS alumna and author Jessie Ann Foley.

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ALUMNI

 
 
 
 
 

 

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. 

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Safer Illinois: A transatlantic conversation on privacy and technology during an epidemic

Join this webinar on Friday, Sept. 25, to learn more about the Safer Illinois app and the issues surrounding data privacy and compliance. Sponsored by the European Union Center, the Illinois Global Institute, and the LAS Office of Advancement.

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Make a virtual visit to the College of LAS!

Know a high school student who is beginning to think about college? Encourage them to sign up for a prospective student webinar later this month!

 
 
 
 
 
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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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