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FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
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College of LAS expands need-based
scholarship offerings

New LAS Morrill Scholarships and an expanded Lincoln Scholars Initiative will help more students attend Illinois.

 
 
 

NEWS

 
Professor Xiao Su, left, graduate student Stephen Cotty, center, and postdoctoral researcher Kwiyong Kim in the lab 
 

 

 

Researchers create device to reduce arsenic in water

Advanced polymers help dramatically increase efficiency of water purification.

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Dennis Baron 
 

 

 

Tracing the history of gender-neutral pronouns

Professor′s book chronicles the establishment of rights and identities.
 
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Helping to forget the bad memories

Focus on context diminishes memory of negative events, researchers report.

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Elizabeth Lowe and Armine Kotin Mortimer 
 

 

 

Professors awarded prominent translation fellowships

Elizabeth Lowe and Armine Kotin Mortimer to translate celebrated international works.
 
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Gift of $750,000 helps students and faculty in the Department of the Classics

Barbara Wallach honors her late husband and Illinois professor, Luitpold.
 
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Researchers have discovered a compound that can stop the parasitic flatworm schistosome, which causes schistosomiasis, a disease with impact second only to malaria, according to the CDC. 
 

 

 


Researchers discover compound to stop a pervasive parasitic flatworm

A microscopic aquatic animal is key to halting schistosomiasis.

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Liu Xin 
 

 

 

College of LAS names new LEAP Scholars

Early career faculty recognized for research and teaching.

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From left: Andreas Cangellaris, Stephen Long, Matthew Ando, and Kim Kidwell 
 

 

 

Stephen Long named Stanley O. Ikenberry Chair

Professor of plant biology and crop sciences receives one of U of I's highest honors.

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Encourage high school seniors to say “Yes!” to LAS


Have a friend or family member considering U of I? Let them know about the amazing opportunities available to them in LAS, including the ability to do undergrad research, study abroad, and double-major! High school seniors that applied before Nov. 1 found out if they were accepted on Dec. 13. Those who applied by the second deadline (Jan. 5, 2020) will find out if they are accepted on Feb. 28.

 
 
 
 

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Follow us on our LinkedIn page! Learn about the amazing careers of LAS alumni (like photographer and civil rights activist Doris Derby!) and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings throughout the college. 
 
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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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