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Fluorescence micrograph of a human kidney stone from the Mayo Clinic shows how the stones have similar geological histories to coral reefs, limestone buildups in Roman aqueducts, subsurface oil fields, and other areas.
Fluorescence micrograph of a human kidney stone from the Mayo Clinic shows how the stones have similar geological histories to coral reefs, limestone buildups in Roman aqueducts, subsurface oil fields, and other areas.

Kidney stones have distinct geological histories

Discovery that they can partially dissolve and regrow again
overturns centuries of thought about kidney stones.



An aerial view of Foellinger Auditorium 



New faculty join the College of LAS

Scholars embark on teaching and research across many departments.


students at a table talking 



Reflecting on the 1960s political conventions

Historian: Events such as the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention challenged party establishment. 


An image of networks illustrated with lights. 



Campus plans new data science center near Main Quad

U of I also moves forward with Altgeld Hall renovation.

An image of 3-D printed pointy eggs 



Pointy eggs more likely to stay in cliffside nests, study finds

Research sheds light on important survival trait.

Marianne Kalinke, left, pictured with President Gu�ni Th. J�hannesson, president of Iceland 



A friend of Iceland

Professor emerita receives Nordic nation's highest honor.


Three graduates pictured in caps and gowns at Memorial Stadium 



Campus announces Illinois Commitment tuition program

U of I will cover tuition and fees for qualifying students.


Illustration of three emoji - one with sunglasses, one sticking its tongue out, and one frowning. 



Our brains process irony in emoji, words in the same way

Researchers study brain waves associated with digital icons.


An image that says "The legacy of Project 500 at 50" on top of a scan of an old photo 



The legacy of Project 500 at 50

A weekend of commemorative events will mark U of I’s historic initiative to expand educational opportunity.


A statue of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois 
Photo by Richard Masoner. 



You’re invited to alumni events this fall

Join us this fall to reconnect with other alumni and faculty. You’re invited to:

Illinois Homecoming, Oct. 7-13 on campus

Four Illinois presidents: Their journeys to the White House, 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield

Students sit outside - this image focuses on their faces 



LAS to celebrate scholarship winners, donors

The College of LAS will celebrate both student recipients and generous donors at our 2018 Scholarship Celebration. It’s scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 in Champaign.

For more information, email our Office of Advancement or call (217) 333-7108.


A student works on a laptop outside. The laptop has a Block I sticker. 



Illinois’ application is now open

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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Connect with us!

Keep up with the latest news from the college by liking our Facebook page. 

Robert Copeland and Illinois Quad in Fall 

Your gift makes memories matter

As the first African American associate dean for student academic affairs in LAS, the late Robert Copeland worked to keep dreams intact even when they seemed unlikely.

A gift to the college in his name by his wife, Elaine, helps high-achieving students with financial need attend Illinois through the Lincoln Scholars Initiative, and provides assistance to students who don’t have enough money to register for the upcoming term through the Robert M. Copeland Undergraduate Assistance Fund. 

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


  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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