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JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
Tara Stewart Merrill samples freshwater plankton from a kayak
 

At the intersection of plankton and numbers

Graduate students in biology and mathematics collaborate
to shed light on disease dynamics.

 

 
 
 

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Creating Ninth Letter

A collaborative effort at Illinois produces one of the country's best literary journals.

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Hassana Alidou 
 

 

 

The Nigerien connection

The highest level diplomats between the U.S. and Niger are LAS alumni.
 
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Jay Z 
 

 

 

The digital road to understanding Jay-Z (and more)

Publishing Without Walls explores music, fiction, and other aspects of culture.
 
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Dolores Albarracin 
 

 

 


Finding the right messages to stop HIV

Almost $7 million in grants helps Dolores Albarracin research how Big Data and social media can fight a deadly epidemic.

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More than 100 LAS graduates added to Bronze Tablet

Distinction is granted for high academic achievement.

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Prashant Jain and Sungju Yu 
 

 

 

Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels

Breakthrough has implications for storing solar power.

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Jessica Conroy 
 

 

 

The patterns of the Pacific

Jessica Conroy receives NSF grant to study tropical water cycles.

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Jewel Ifeguni 
 

 

 

Starting strong

Jewel Ifeguni, a student, leads a startup company with help from Illinois.

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Nidhi Shastri has been a writer, a speaker, a newscaster, and a podcaster devoted to helping those who are underrepresented. But to help others find their voice, she had to find her own.

As a sophomore, she switched majors to political science and earth, society, and environmental sustainability. She began to learn the intricate ways that politics intertwined with the environment, and she took the lessons outside the classroom. Nidhi did everything from helping to create a national clean jobs report to raising support for orphans with disabilities, serving as a multicultural advocate for University Housing, and creating a podcast about the lives of African and Asian immigrants.

Nidhi is thankful for the Gary V. Kaiser and Patricia Kaiser Scholarship, which has allowed her to explore her field of study.

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