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OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
 
 
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Join us for LAS Impact,
a virtual celebration starting Monday, Oct. 26, that will
highlight the many contributions of LAS students, alumni,
and others who work to improve our world.
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LAS Impact will include the Altgeld Chimes Centennial Concert
at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. Join us online at go.illinois.edu/chimes100
for a live concert featuring chimes players and the Marching Illini!

 
 
   
 
 

NEWS

 
 
 
Reuben A. Buford May 
 

 

More than 40 new faculty join LAS

Specialties range from migration to cognitive science and the impact of hip-hop.

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Janice Harrington 
 

 

The words that matter

From children's librarian to poet and professor, Janice Harrington teaches the power of language.

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Melissa Horton 
 

 

Making the best of a difficult year

A member of the Marching Illini has an opportunity to play at the Altgeld Hall chimes celebration.

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Michele Steele 
 

 

Economics to endzones

LAS alumna continues reporting career at ESPN.

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The daily dose of the extreme

Renowned atmospheric scientist Don Wuebbles writes about unnatural disasters and the link to climate change.

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David Wright 
 

 

"Writing is a conversation and race is the American subject"

The stories of English professor David Wright explore how people connect.

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Erik Nelson and Liqian Ma 
 

 

Study: Cholesterol metabolite causes immune system to attack T cells instead of breast cancer

Researchers boost immune therapy in mice.

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Maria Todorova 
 

 

Understanding a dream for Utopia

New book explores the lives and ideas of early socialists.

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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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Connect with us!

Stay up-to-date on all the ways LAS alumni are contributing to their alma mater by liking our Facebook page! This past month, several alumni offered advice to the incoming freshman class based on their experience at U of I.

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Make a virtual visit to the College of LAS!

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

 
 
 
 
 
  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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