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OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
Esther Ngumbi
 

New faculty bring new ideas to LAS

Hailing from around the world, 23 professors launch careers in LAS.

 
 
 

NEWS

 
Erin Joe 
 

 

 

Cyber threats, counterterrorism, and Shakespeare

Erin Joe's career in national security requires a mindset that began forming in college.

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Brian Allan 
 

 

 

LAS professors named University Scholars

Brian Allan and Antony Augoustakis recognized for excellence.
 
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A student at a recent virtual reality open house tests how virtual reality equipment enhances educational experiences in the Department of Anthropology. 
 

 

 

Real growth in virtual reality

From courses in humanities to science, more students enhance learning through virtual reality.
 
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The Investment for Growth projects include a renovation of the Plant Sciences Laboratory. 
 

 

 


Illinois announces Investment for Growth projects

Four proposals in the College of LAS receive funding.

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Robert Pahre 
 

 

 

Alumni establish Pahre Fund to support undergraduate students

Robert Pahre, a professor of political science, designates fund for off-campus classes.

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Alex Augustynski 
 

 

 

The Parthenon, Plato, and Philokete, the green-eyed cat

Alex Augustynski makes the most of a prestigious student summer program in Greece.

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Illinois selected to help rethink doctoral education and career pathways

Three LAS departments will participate in PhD Education Initiative.

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students in the new Humanities Professional Resource Center 
 

 

 

Realizing the potential of humanities

New Humanities Professional Resource Center helps students focus life and career plans.

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new Illinois student with family 
 

 

 

Early-action application deadline approaching for high school seniors

The Illinois application is 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.

Joey Levin 
 


Diversity and inclusion: advice from LAS alumnus Joey Levin

Joey Levin, HR manager for corporate and U.S. sales at Stepan Company, graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology before pursuing a degree in human resources and industrial relations from the School of Labor and Employment Relations.

In this video Joey describes how to establish diversity within a team environment, as well as ways to make inclusion a priority for teams of all sizes.

Click here to watch Joey’s video and others in the series.

 
 
 
 
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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. 
 
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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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  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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