University COVID-19 update
There have been many updates at the campus level regarding COVID-19. You can find the latest updates, and all previous Mass Mails at https://covid19.illinois.edu. The site also has an FAQ section and links to the most current precautions advised by public health officials. There is also an email, email@example.com, for general questions.
Conversation with Senior Leadership
The Office of the Chancellor has released this year's Conversation with Senior Leadership via a Zoom call that took place last week. More than 200 questions were pre-submitted, and placed into 16 categories that were addressed by members of the university leadership team. The full video is available complete with a list of time stamps for each question.
A message from Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia and Max Raginsky, Allerton Conference Co-Chairs:
"Based on preliminary discussion and on the subsequent survey, the votes are overwhelmingly in favor of postponing the Allerton Conference to Fall 2021. While this was not an easy decision to make, as the Allerton Conference is an intellectual highlight of the Fall semester for many of us, we feel that this is a prudent course of action in the face of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic."
We will share more information about updated deadlines, etc., as decisions are made, on the Allerton website.
EoH docuseries from Grainger Engineering
Engineering Open House is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s grand demonstration of what it means to be a Grainger Engineer. Celebrating EoH’s 100-year anniversary, this four-part docuseries takes a look into the success the event has had and persistent passion that makes it possible.
The Covid-19 pandemic caused unprecedented decisions to be made about this year's event. The series captures the uncertainty and disappointment, but also the resolve and optimism the Grainger Engineers felt as a result.
Student Placement Highlight
Students who have conducted research here at CSL end up in some pretty incredible places! When Fan Lam left CSL after graduating with his Ph.D. he didn’t have to go far for his first career opportunities with Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology and Illinois’ Department of Bioengineering! See the timeline of his journey below.
See the timeline of his journey below.