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JUNE 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
Illini Hall rendering
 

Designs approved for Altgeld
and Illini Hall Project

Milestone moment for plan to modernize and grow spaces for
data science and other mathematical sciences.

 
 
 

NEWS

 
Kevin Mumford 
 

 

How the George Floyd protests can lead to change

History shows that racial protests can be effective, professor says.

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Zoom image of a Science Saturday discussion with David Kranz (top left), Chris Brooke (top right), and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster. 
 

 

Sharing a greater understanding of COVID-19

Professors team with congressman to explain what we've learned so far about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rana Hogarth 
 

 

Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction 

Awardees include 14 from the College of LAS.

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Julie Morita 
 

 

Building a Culture of Health

Julie Morita leads team for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Lotanna Ezenekwe and Daniel Fitzgerald 
 

 

Meet the scholars

Lincoln Scholars graduate with unique Illinois experiences.

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Avital Livny 
 

 

The politics of identity

Avital Livny uses data and statistics to examine the Middle Eastern world.

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Liviu Mirica 
 

 

Molecule reduces multiple pathologies associated with Alzheimer’s

Researchers learn new complexities to the disease.

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fiction and politics illustration 
 

 

Fiction, politics, and the possible future

How works of imagination help professors teach and convey political theory.

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Amy Snyder and Jane Sullivan 
 

 

How to move 11.6 million people per year (safely and on time)

LAS alumnae help keep Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District rolling, even during a pandemic.

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Current LAS students holding "Future Illini" signs
 


Make a virtual visit to the College of LAS this summer!

Know a high school student that is beginning to think about college? Encourage them to sign up for a prospective student webinar!

 
 
 
 

ALUMNI

 
 
 

LAS LinkedIn page

Follow us on our LinkedIn page! Learn about the amazing careers of LAS alumni (like those helping to serve healthcare systems during COVID-19) and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings throughout the college.

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Gina Adatsi
 


Gina Adatsi,
a scholarship recipient and global studies major, has been inspired by her research and experiences abroad to pursue a career as a clinical epidemiologist. Watch a video about Gina and learn more about how to support students like her.

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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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