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SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
Trelease Woods
 

Trelease Woods

Trelease Woods has served as a research forest to the University of Illinois for more than a century. Read the story and watch a video about it here.

 
 
 

NEWS

 
LAS Liftoff event Fall 2019 
 

 

 

Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, and excellence

LAS sees its largest freshman class in more than a decade.

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Illinois Global Institute 
 

 

 

New institute launches at Illinois

Illinois Global Institute formed to strengthen international area studies and thematic programs.
 
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Middle school girls pose for a photo with a scientist (who joined them via Skype) at a geoscience camp for girls organized by doctoral students in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment. 
 

 

 

Getting more girls into geoscience

Students organize unique summer camp for middle schoolers.
 
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LAS Experts - volcano 
 

 

 


Exploring Earth's interior

Lijun Liu is revising our theories behind volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics.

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student at Humanities Expo 
 

 

 

Humanities Expo highlights academic and career opportunities for students

First-of-its-kind event hosted by Humanities Professional Resource Center.

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Sepideh Sadaghiani 
 

 

 

Grant will fund research on how inherent brain activity influences cognition

Illinois researchers receive $2 million from the National Institutes of Health.

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Nathan and Betsy Alderman pose by the north steps of Altgeld Hall, where Nathan proposed seven years ago. 
 

 

 

First came calc, then came marriage

Nathan and Betsy Alderman's life together began on the steps of Altgeld Hall.

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new Illinois student with family 
 

 

 

Applications are open for high school seniors

The Illinois application is now open for next year’s freshman class. Encourage friends and family to apply to the College of LAS! The early action application deadline is Nov. 1.

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ALUMNI

 
 

Learn from LAS alumni

The LAS alumni community is almost 172,000 strong and filled with experts in virtually every field. The college is pleased to provide this resource: short videos where alumni share ideas and expertise that can help your professional life.

Jaylin McClinton 
 


Succeeding in public service: Advice from LAS alumnus Jaylin McClinton

Jaylin McClinton (BA, ’16, political science; BA, ’16, African American studies) arrived at Illinois as a timid freshman, and he left as a student trustee on the U of I Board of Trustees. The law student discusses leadership, values, and working for a U.S. president.

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New LinkedIn page

Follow us on our new LinkedIn page! Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings throughout the college, or list us as your educational unit on your profile to show your LAS pride. 
 
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  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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