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NOVEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
 
 
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Renovation planned for University of Illinois Observatory dome
 
Upgrades will be consistent with the
iconic building's long history.

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NEWS

 
 
 
Hye Kyung Timken 
 

 

LAS alumni honored for careers, service, and giving back

The award winners were celebrated during LAS Impact.
 
See a wrap-up of all the events.
 
 
 
   
 
 
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Partnering against the pandemic

COVID-Corps seeks to grow outreach, connections, and learning during a challenging time.

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Emily Van Duyn 
 

 

Did the debates matter?

Experts: Political debates are highly effective with undecided voters (if there are any).

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The criminal character

When it comes to morality, prison sentences don't necessarily reflect how we feel about a person.

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For the love of coffee

Former U of I students team up to keep open Espresso Royale when COVID-19 threatened to shut it down.

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Adrian Burgos Jr. 
 

 

Capturing the story of Latinos and baseball

Illinois professor part of Latino baseball project and book for Smithsonian.

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Ann Lee Joe 
 

 

International experiences prepare alumna for role at United Nations

Born in Guam and having lived in Korea, Kuwait, and the U.S., Ann Lee Joe (BA, ’96, anthropology) has had a lifelong interest in international experiences.

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Ghassan Moussawi, a professor of gender and women’s studies and of sociology, examines the strategies that Beirut’s LGBTQ residents use to survive daily violence and disruptions from lack of basic resources in his new book “Disruptive Situations: Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut.” 
 

 

Learning from 'the situation'

Illinois professor uses LGBTQ voices in Beirut to understand daily violence, disruption.

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Cracking the mystery of the banyan tree

Plant biologist sheds light on the fig tree's odd aerial roots and its unique relationship with a wasp.

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Ruby Mendenhall 
 

 

Professors selected to study the impact of COVID-19

Geospatial Software Institute Conceptualization Project seeks to help vulnerable populations.

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Postdoctoral researcher Byoungsoo Kim and professor Hyunjoon Kong 
 

 

Octopus-inspired design advances wound healing and regeneration

New device created at U of I transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors.

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LAS in VIDEO

 
 
 
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Altgeld Chimes 100th anniversary concert

Watch the Altgeld Hall Centennial concert and a behind-the-scenes video here.

 
 
   
 

ALUMNI

 
 
 
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Broaden your understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic

COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic is free and open to everyone. Learn from world-class scientists, humanists, social scientists, and artists at Illinois about the pandemic and its consequences.

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Stay connected with the College of LAS by volunteering!

Check out opportunities here.

 
 
 
   
 
 
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