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DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
 
 
A conceptual rendering of the exterior of the new Illini Hall, viewed from the southeast. (Image by CannonDesign.)
 A conceptual rendering of the exterior of the new Illini Hall, viewed from the southeast. (Image by CannonDesign.)
 
 
 
 

Timelines for Altgeld and
Illini Hall Project come into focus

 
$192 million building and renovation project
scheduled to conclude in 2026.
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NEWS

 
 
 
Issy Marquez 
 

 

LAS senior receives Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award

Issy Marquez recognized for commitment to service.
 
 
 
   
 
 
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Sweet news for the brain

Study: Cocoa flavanols boost brain oxygenation and cognition in healthy adults.

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Stephen Long 
 

 

Two LAS scientists rank among world's most influential

Plant biologists are among the most highly cited researchers during the past 10 years.

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Eda Derhemi 
 

 

Keeping the right flavor for words

Eda Derhemi and Francesco Ferrari, in the Department of French & Italian, recognized for translating Albanian novel into Italian.

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Black male voting 
 

 

The dynamic history of Black voters

Professor: Party affiliations reflect shifts in American political landscape.

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Prashant Jain 
 

 

A scientist to watch

Chemistry professor Prashant Jain recognized as one of the nation's top young scientists.

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Zhuo Wang 
 

 

Professors recognized for leadership and research

Four faculty are named Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholars.

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Shaowen Wang 
 

 

Mapping the fight against COVID-19

Researchers help identify areas in Illinois that need healthcare resources for the pandemic.

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A history of catastrophic thinking

History professor's new book examines how we think about threats to our existence.

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JungHwan Yang 
 

 

Political chatter and the social media effect

Some may claim that politics will never change, but we are still learning a lot about political behavior itself—which in recent years has grown to include how people express opinions and process information on social media.

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Phillip Sharp 
 

 

The lessons of a Nobel Laureate

Phillip Sharp recalls a key moment on campus as he renews support for the U of I.

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LAS in VIDEO

 
 
 
Tom Bludgen, integrative biology major in the College of LAS at Memorial Stadium
 
 


LAS students attempt odds-defying field goal

Earlier this semester, we invited LAS students inside Memorial Stadium to try their luck at a 39-yard field goal, the same distance as James McCourt’s game-winning kick that gave Illinois an upset win over heavily favored Wisconsin on Homecoming in 2019. The prize? A year’s worth of free ice cream from Jarling’s Custard Cup. Check out the recap video to see if any student was up to the challenge!

 
 
   
 
 

ALUMNI

 
 
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LAS Emergency Fund

A new fund has been established to support full-time LAS students in the wake of loss of housing or income, food insecurity, medical expenses, and other emergencies.

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Application deadline approaching for high school seniors

High school seniors have until Jan. 5, 2021, to submit their applications to Illinois. Have a friend or family member considering Illinois? Share these three reasons they should consider LAS!

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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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