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DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
A student writes in Hittite using cuneiform symbols pressed into clay.
 

New class offers glimpse of
Bronze Age language and technology

A linguistics course in Hittite launched this fall.

 
 
 

NEWS

 
Mei-Po Kwan 
 

 

 

Four LAS faculty rank among the world's most influential researchers

Professors have produced some of the decade's most cited papers.

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Erika Jones 
 

 

 

Erika Jones to serve as winter convocation speaker

Humanities alumna facilitates leadership training at United.
 
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James Bier 
 

 

 

The gardens of a lifetime

At 92, James Bier still pursues perfection at the Japan House gardens.
 
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Rini Mehta 
 

 

 

A better (and broader) understanding of the big screen

Rini Bhattacharya Mehta uses data to study the increasingly popular art of Indian cinema.
 
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Antoinette Burton 
 

 

 


LAS faculty recognized as distinguished chairs

Antoinette Burton and Jeffrey Moore received two of U of I's highest honors.

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orangethroat darter fish 
 

 

 

Study tracks why closely related fish avoid each other

Researchers compare genomes of orangethroat and rainbow darters.

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Lori Montana 
 

 

 

Transforming data into knowledge

Alumna's support of the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research helps improve access to 75 years of worldwide news reports.

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Charles Gammie 
 

 

 

Illinois' Charles Gammie named on Bloomberg 50 list

Professor recognized for his leadership in unveiling the first image of a black hole.

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Elena Wilson 
 

 

 

Student receives Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award

Elena Wilson combines her studies and research with a devotion to service.

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Application deadline approaching for high school seniors

 students holding signs to spell Future Illini!!
 


High school seniors have until Jan. 5, 2020 to submit their applications to Illinois; those who applied before Nov. 1 found out on Dec. 13 if they were accepted. Have a friend or family member considering Illinois? Share these 10 reasons they should say yes to Illinois!

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ALUMNI

 
 
Alma Mater statue 
 

 

 

Inventive food and more: an LAS alumni reception in San Diego!

RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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Show your LAS pride!

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

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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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