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JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER

 
 
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Not enough buzz for the bees

Researchers: Threat to pollinators and food supplies receives insufficient coverage by news media.

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NEWS

 
 
Ying Diao 
 

 

Cultivating astronomical plant growth

Professor receives NASA Early Career award to help astronauts grow vegetables.

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What's on your winter reading list?

Faculty and staff in LAS share the books they plan to read this winter.

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Students find reasons for optimism during a difficult semester

From taking an innovative Shakespeare class to exploring the beauty of campus, students reflect on the things that helped them manage a hard fall semester.

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Study tracks elephant tusks from 16th century shipwreck

DNA helps scientists understand history and modern conservation.

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Bobby Smith II 
 

 

LAS professors awarded NEH Fellowships

National fellowship program supports advanced research in humanities.

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Atul Jain 
 

 

What happened to global carbon emissions in 2020?

COVID-19 restrictions led to record drops in CO2 emissions, professor reports.

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Ned O’Gorman and Rachel Whitaker 
 

 

LAS faculty members named University Scholars

Professors recognized for teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Larry Harris Jr. 
 

 

Fellowship leads to foreign service

No two days are the same for Larry Harris Jr. (BA, ’15, political science).

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Alison Bell 
 

 

Three LAS faculty members honored for advancing science

Alison Bell, Carl Bernacchi, and Prashant Jain are named AAAS Fellows.

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Introducing the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

New five-year plan sets goals and objectives to advance the liberal arts and sciences through research, teaching, and outreach.

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LAS in VIDEO

 
 
Randheer Sehmbey
 
 
 

What's your favorite memory at U of I?

We caught up with a few of our December 2020 graduates to see what their favorite memories were at Illinois.

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ALUMNI

 
 
Dave Tewksbury
 
 
 

Let us bring campus to you!

With COVID-19 preventing formal campus visits for high school seniors this school year, we're doing our best to bring campus to them. Have a friend or family member considering attending Illinois? Share this 10 minute tour of our beautiful campus with them!

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Join the LAS Alumni Council

Volunteer now to serve as an advocate and advisor to LAS.

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Follow us on our LinkedIn page!

Learn about the amazing careers of LAS alumni and stay up-to date on the latest happenings throughout the college.

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