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MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

Students in the queue for photos with the Alma Mater statue.
 

Greetings to Alma admirers: 

The lines to take a photo with the iconic Alma Mater began
forming the day before spring commencement. 

 

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NEWS

 
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Research: Babies know what you're thinking (maybe sooner than you think)

Brain-imaging study reveals that infants track mental states. 

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Wesley Tung 
 

 

 

Four LAS students honored by Goldwater scholarship program

Undergraduates recognized for potential to advance research.

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Silvina Montrul 
 

 

 

Talking more deeply about language

Silvina Montrul expands the study of bilingualism and second language acquisition.

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Jeffrey Moore 
 

 

 

Jeffrey Moore receives Kwolek Award

Professor recognized for breakthrough work in materials chemistry. 
 
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Patricia Gregg, right, and graduate student Haley Cabaniss 
 

 

 

Study suggests ample warning of supervolcano eruptions

Yellowstone appears to be far from an eruption, geologists report. 
 
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Katie Watson, an LAS intern 
 

 

 

Students excel at teaching

Interns with the LAS Life + Career Design Initiative resonate with new students. 
 
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Scott Denmark 
 

 

 

Chemist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Scott E. Denmark receives one of the highest honors in science.

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Isabel Molina-Guzm´┐Żn 
 

 

 

College of LAS appoints first faculty director for diversity and inclusion

Isabel Molina-Guzmán will begin new post in August.

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Andrea Miller 
 

 

 

Study: Court rulings susceptible to gender bias

Judges can be more discriminatory than laypeople, according to psychology professor.

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Join us!

LAS alumni are invited to connect with others through the college’s LinkedIn Group. 
 
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Michael in his basketball wheelchair at Memorial Stadium 
 
 

Your gift helps defy limits

After Michael Mitchell broke his femur for the seventh time, he thought his basketball days were over. Then he discovered wheelchair basketball and where the sport was born—the University of Illinois.

Now, as the recipient of the Eakman Scholarship, Mitchell pursues both a career in teaching and victories for U of I’s intercollegiate wheelchair basketball team. Through both, he’s learned an invaluable life lesson: People can outdo themselves.

Education breaks barriers. Join with us, With Illinois, and together we can propel bright minds with the power of an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education.

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