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JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
The year in pictures. Images of LAS.
 

The Year in Pictures—2019

We’ve put together a photo journal of some of our favorite moments and stories from the past year. Take a look and celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni in 2019!

 
 
 

NEWS

 
Mauro Nobili, professor of history (left) 
 

 

 

Untangling a centuries-old deception

Mauro Nobili, professor of history (left), has spent his career correcting the lies of a 19th century king.

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From left: Siblings Pawel, Gabriela, and Szymon Kaminski. 
 

 

 

Three siblings, five LAS majors, and one strong family bond

The Kaminskis grew up together. Now they go to U of I together.
 
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Red Grange 
 

 

 

The first to rank the best

An Illinois economics professor used statistics to make national football champions possible.
 
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David Kranz 
 

 

 

Professor elected fellow in 2019 class of the National Academy of Inventors

David Kranz selected for biochemistry research.
 
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female student makes paper from papyrus plants 
 

 

 


A paper trail to learning

Using plants found on campus, students in a Greek literature class take a hands-on approach to learning about ancient society.

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ice cream cone illustration 
 

 

 

Alumnus finds the sweet life

John Lowe makes unexpected career move to lead Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.

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Researchers including, from left, graduate student Valeria Sanabria Guillen, research scientist Sung Hoon Kim, researcher Kathy Carlson, chemistry professor John Katzenellenbogen, research specialist Yvonne Ziegler, and molecular and integrative physiology professor Benita Katzenellenbogen developed new drug agents to inhibit a pathway that contributes to cancer. 
 

 

 

Scientists develop new compounds that suppress breast cancer growth

Drug agents inhibit pathway that contributes to tumor growth.

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Sean Laurent 
 

 

 

The curious case of side effects

Psychology professor Sean Laurent examines how our reaction to side effects reflects our moral reasoning.

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David Blackwell 
 

 

 

Highlighting alumni accomplishments from the last decade

LAS alumni accomplished much in the 2010s, including winning prestigious awards and being appointed to top positions around the globe.
 
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Encourage high school seniors to say “Yes!” to LAS

 students holding signs to spell Future Illini!!
 


Have a friend or family member considering U of I? Share these 10 reasons they should say yes to Illinois! High school seniors that applied before Nov. 1 found out if they were accepted on Dec. 13. Those that applied by the second deadline (Jan. 5, 2020) will find out if they are accepted in March.

 
 
 
 

ALUMNI

 
 
Alma Mater statue 
 

 

 

Reunite with fellow LAS alumni!

Follow the link for info on alumni events this month in suburban Chicago and San Diego.

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LAS t-shirt 
 

 

 

Show your LAS pride!

LAS T-shirts, pens, and other merchandise are
now for sale via the Illini Union Bookstore.
Place your order today.

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LAS LinkedIn page

Follow us on our LinkedIn page! Learn about the amazing careers of LAS alumni (like the CEO of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams!) and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings throughout the college. 
 
JOIN US >>

 
 
 
 
  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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