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May Berenbaum with bees and flowers

May Berenbaum named editor-in-chief

of influential journal

Entomologist will take top PNAS post in January.




Sisters Jeana (left) and Grace To use mathematical principles to create origami shapes during an event hosted by the award-winning U of I chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics. (Photo courtesy of AWM.) 



Multiplying the potential for mathematics

Association for Women in Mathematics at Illinois is awarded for outreach.


David Franklin 



LAS alumnus directs his first feature film

David Franklin explores small-town America in
"As Far as the Eye Can See."


Sonya Salamon 



Trailing the American dream

Book by LAS alumna explores the troubling odds facing trailer park residents.

The University of Illinois is deploying this C-Band dual-polarization radar system on loan from Colorado State University for RELAMPAGO. (Image courtesy of Colorado State University.) 



Illinois researchers prepare to study powerful storms

U of I atmospheric scientists lead international,
$30 million field campaign.


Cassandra Osei and Billy Keniston 



History graduate students receive prestigious Fulbright-Hays fellowships

Cassandra Osei and Billy Keniston will conduct research abroad.


Ruth Nicole Brown 



New Conrad Humanities Scholars pursuing a variety of research subjects

Six professors in the humanities selected for award.


Michael Baym and chemistry professor Renske van der Veen 



Professor and U of I alumnus receive prestigious Packard Fellowships

Two recipients awarded flexible research funding.

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



Illinois’ application is 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.


Hotel Allegro 



Save the date: Politics and the News

LAS alumni event featuring Paul Lisnek, LAS
alumnus and political analyst for WGN-TV

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
Hotel Allegro, Chicago, Illinois


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David Sepkoski and Illinois Quad in Fall 

Your gift fuels our faculty

As technology develops at breathtaking speed, how do we keep perspective? Meet David Sepkoski, author of books on topics ranging from 17th-century mathematical philosophy to paleobiology and extinction, who is regarded as one of the world’s most influential science historians.
Sepkoski joined Illinois this fall as the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in the History of Science, thanks to a gift from Thomas Siebel (BA, ’75, history; MBA, ’83; MS, ’85, computer science).
This means that not only will Illinois continue to be a leader in the study of history and science, but also the fascinating intersection between the two.
Innovative faculty help us make connections we haven’t seen before. Join with us, With Illinois, and together we can create a university of distinction where leading faculty help our students reach their potential


  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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