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Masooda Bashir 
 

CSL Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir has been named the iSchool's Centennial Scholar for 2018-2019. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and/or professional promise in the field of library and information science. Read more

 
 
 
Yuliy Baryshnikov 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

In the 1960s, street dancers popularized “The Robot,” a dance that describes the stiff, mechanical motion of the artificial beings. But what if robots weren’t so, well, robotic? That is the fundamental idea behind a recently funded project involving CSL professor Yuliy Baryshnikov. Read more

 
 
 
Lav Varshney 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

AI has enabled advances in many industries, including healthcare, finance, transportation, and now public utilities, specifically in wastewater management. At the forefront of this new area of research is CSL’s Lav Varshney. Read more

 
 
 
Ashwin Kanhere 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

Ashwin Kanhere was awarded “Best Presentation of the Session” for his paper that demonstrated how laser measurements can help compensate for GPS loss in noisy environments. Read more

 
 
 
Allen and students with their nanocalorimeter 
 
 
Allie Arp, CSL

CSL Professor Les Allen recently received a three-year grant from the NSF to fund his group’s research in thermodynamics of small material and an outreach partnership with the Blackfeet tribe, in Montana. Read more

 
 
 
Wednesday, October 31, 3:00 pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)
 
Friday, November 2, 12:30 pm
Location: CSL 114
 
Monday, November 5, 4:00 pm
Location: CSL 141
 
Wednesday, November 7, 3:00 pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)
 
Monday, November 12, 12:30 pm
Location: CSL 301
 
Monday, November 12, 4:00 pm
Location: CSL 141
 
Tuesday, November 13, 3:00 pm
Location: CSL Auditorium (B02)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Around CSL

Civil Service Award Deadline
The Coordinated Science Laboratory has many dedicated civil service staff, whose high quality service is essential to the success of our research programs. In recognition of this, Robert T. Chien, former CSL Director, established the CSL Civil Service Staff Award.

Please email your nomination to CSL Associate Director for Administration, Karen Cromwellkcromwel@illinois.edu, by 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 31 2018.  Nominations should include the name of nominee, the name of the nominator, and a justification/explanation of the reason the nominated employee should be considered for the award. For a full list of eligible nominees, email Karen Cromwell.

 

NCPRE-based Confronting Challenges in Academic Units Consortium surveys professional development for academic leaders, calls for action
The Confronting Challenges in Academic Units Consortium has presented a new resource, Academic Leadership Development. This white paper surveys professional development programs for those new to leadership positions in academia. Increased participation by such individuals in quality programs addressing the topics outlined in the white paper would strengthen colleges and universities in addition to benefitting the participants. Read CSL's summary.

 

October Video of the Month contest still open!
October entries are still being accepted! Submit to this link by noon on November 1. The award will be presented at the social hour on the 2nd. For questions about the contest, email Allie Arp, aarp@illinois.edu.

 

Jump ARCHES propsal deadline extended
The Jump Applied Research for Community Health Through Engineering and Simulation (ARCHES)proposal submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
Application Information and instructions

 

The National Center for Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE) is on social media
The NCPRE has a new LinkedIn account. The NCPRE works to develop values-driven and effective leaders as well as support institutional integrity through intentional professional development.

 
 
 
Gifts

Pavan Hanumolu, Silicon Labs, $35,000

Ivan Dokmanic, Visa, $25,000.

Alex Schwing, Adobe, $4,000