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LAS graduates

Six-month placement rate: 87 percent

Study: LAS students are successful at landing jobs
and other opportunities soon after graduation.




MCB learning center 



A new light on learning

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology creates an inspiring new space for instruction and advising.


Eva Pomerantz 



Study: Countering stereotypes about teens can change their behavior

Research details a path to improved attitudes and test results.

An illustration from an early 18th-century book on Mount Vesuvius shows a nighttime scene of the volcano’s eruption. 



The art of Mount Vesuvius

Illinois obtains a celebrated rare book on one of the world's most famous volcanoes.

chalk vacuum 



Erasing a chalky dilemma

Building worker in Altgeld Hall solves a tough math problem: dust.


Lincoln Hall main entrance exterior 



College of LAS announces teaching and advising awards

Thirteen individuals will be honored at ceremony in April.


Alex Harmon-Threatt and Nick Anderson 



Researchers: Pesticides influence ground-nesting bee development and longevity

Study explores little-understood effects of soil exposure on subterranean colonies.





The century-long making of a park

The Midwest has a new national park. A professor explains how it happened.


sloth tooth 



The tale of a tooth

Ancient extinct sloth tooth in Belize tells story of creature's last year.




Illinois LAS blue mug 




Show your LAS pride!

LAS T-shirts, mugs, and other merchandise are
now for sale via the Illini Union Bookstore.
Place your order today.

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Your gift makes (re)thinking possible - Life + Career Design Lab 


Design has been used to create the tools that shape our world. But what if the same approaches used to shape our physical objects are applied to how young people think about their futures?

LAS provides students resources to help them design their lives and careers. The goal: Students not only choose a career but discover and develop their passions.

This work is moving forward on many fronts. In the Life + Career Design Lab, students consult one-on-one with peer mentors and staff members. We offer a series of classes and workshops that help students design their futures.

Visit our website to learn more and find out how you can help.

  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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