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MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

 

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Tired of politics as usual?

Check out the new College of LAS politics page, where throughout the year we will cast light on primaries, overcoming cynicism, and other political topics in a way that rises above the fray and offers a deeper look at democracy in America.

 
 
 

NEWS

 
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Analysis: 89 percent of LAS graduates secure a first destination within six months of graduation

Study reveals bright career prospects for new alumni.

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The growing success of Datathon

Third annual competition connects students to data science, industry professionals, and a 36-hour question.
 
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Historic Latinx murals return to campus

Protest pieces created in 1974 have been restored.

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College of LAS names teaching and advising award winners

Fourteen award recipients will be honored.
 
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Let it snow: Researchers put cloud seeding to the test

Atmospheric scientists grapple with the West's water problem.
 
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Making sure everyone is counted

Julie Dowling advises the U.S. Census Bureau on how to reach hard-to-count populations.

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Love, science, and a drink remedy for space travel

A unique and lifelong pursuit of knowledge for Carol Greenleaf and her late husband, John, began at Illinois.

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Understanding the health risks of coronavirus

Virologist answers questions on COVID-19.

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Alumnus Jack Welch, former CEO and chairman of General Electric, dies at 84

Chemical engineering alumnus oversaw decades of prosperity at company.

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Ten reasons high school seniors should
say “Yes!” to LAS


Have a friend or family member considering U of I? Share these 10 reasons they should say yes to Illinois! High school seniors who applied before Nov. 1 found out if they were accepted on Dec. 13. Those who applied by the second deadline (Jan. 5, 2020) found out if they were accepted on Feb. 28. Students have until May 1 to make their decision.

 
 
 
 

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Alumni Advice: Storytelling and your career

Ryan Ross
 
 

Ryan Ross (BA, ’08, English; MA, ’10, library and information science) is curator of the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s Richmond Family Welcome Gallery, featuring a vast array of personal stories from alumni. In this video, Ross describes effective storytelling and how it can build connections and advance your career.

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Show your LAS pride!

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

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For the latest information about how campus is responding to coronavirus, visit the campus COVID-19 website.

 
 
 
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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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