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JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
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The mythic Mississippi

Anthropologist leads effort to promote the heritage of downstate Illinois.

 

 
 
 

NEWS

 
Rising Sprouts founders Kathryn Solórzano Lowell (left), Tredayne Cabanlit (center), Meera Zukosky (second from right) and Manasi Deshmukh (far right) discuss their operations over a snack. On the far left is Marco Toc, with a separate startup. (Photo courtesy of iVenture.) 
 

 

 

The new entrepreneurs

Growing numbers of LAS students are taking advantage of iVenture, a student startup accelerator.

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Putting tornadoes under the microscope

Jeff Trapp researches some of the world's most dangerous weather.
 
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Julie Dowling 
 

 

 

Citizenship and the census: What happens now?

The debate over a citizenship question may affect response rates.
 
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Enddy Almonord 
 

 

 


Two LAS students awarded Boren Scholarships

National Security Education Program selects undergraduates to study in Amman, Jordan.

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Baron Peters 
 

 

 

A new course in rare events

Professor organizes a summer course in India to explore a new topic - and attract students to Illinois.

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Bruker 9.4 Tesla preclinical animal MRI system 
 

 

 

Illinois units and foundation purchase animal MRI for research

The new machine, housed at the Beckman Institute, will help advance several areas of inquiry.

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Eriele Tellis 
 

 

 

LAS young alumni and student awarded Fulbright grants

Grants will support educational, research, and teaching experiences across the world.

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Illini Fest 
 

 

 

Illini Fest 2019

It's time to paint Chicago orange and blue!
Celebrate your Illini pride this summer in downtown Chicago at Illini Fest! Join the Illini family from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at Park Grill Plaza in Millennium Park, right in front of the Bean on Michigan Avenue.

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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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Check out the college’s Instagram page for stunning photos of campus and snapshots of our amazing students and alumni. 
 
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Nidhi Shastri using her laptop computer 
 

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.

Read Nidhi’s story and learn more about how scholarships give students like her the ability to empower others, and themselves.

 
 
 
 
  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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