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MAY 2020 NEWSLETTER

 
notebook with Dear Illinois written in it
 

You have taught me to ask big questions.

Graduates reflect on what Illinois has meant to them.
(Caution: Don’t read without a box of tissues nearby.) 

 
 
 

NEWS

 
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Research group in chemical and biomolecular engineering produces masks to fight COVID-19

Professor and graduate students use 3D printer to supply emergency and healthcare workers.

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An historical marker in Eyam, England, marks where some of the villagers fell victim to plague. 
 

 

Pandemics and fear: How history can help us understand—and overcome—COVID-19

Historians and anthropologists see parallels between past outbreaks and today's crisis.

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The lessons of teaching from home

Professors continue class during an unprecedented shift to online courses during COVID-19.

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Murder Hornets 
 

 

 

The stinging truth about murder hornets

Entomologist discusses the threats posed by a new insect in the Northwest.

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LAS at work: Lindsey Burgstahler 
 

 


Supporting the front lines

Lindsey Burgstahler and her team at the American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation work with 5,000 health systems across the country that are serving on the front lines against COVID-19.

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Adam Aaronson 
 

 

 

Historical association honors campus preservation efforts

English Building and Jane Bergman receive Heritage Awards.

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Spurlock Museum donates emergency and cleaning supplies to fight COVID-19

Staff use PPE to maintain collections, but recognize a more important need.

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Researcher and affiliate professor elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lisa Ainsworth receives one of the highest honors in science.

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Visit 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 this summer!

 
 
 
 
We love our graduates giveaway. Enter to win a watercolor print of Foellinger Auditorium.
 


Connect with us on Facebook!

Know one of the 3,035 graduates in the College of LAS Class of 2020? Tag them in this Facebook post before Friday and help them win a graduation gift (and while you’re there, like our page too!).

 

 
 

LAS IN VIDEO

 
 Talking about politics
 


How do you have a constructive political debate? Scott Althaus, Merriam Professor of Political Science and professor of communication, gives advice on how to discuss issues with someone who doesn't share your point of view.

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 In these uncertain times, College of LAS Alumni stand together to support students.
 

Alumni encouragement to LAS students In these uncertain times, College of LAS alumni are supporting our students. Listen to words of encouragement that alumni have shared with students who are working toward their degrees.

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ALUMNI

 
LAS Alumni Awards 
 

 

Now accepting: Alumni award nominations

Alumni awards honor hard work, ingenuity, leadership, service, and the power of an LAS degree. 

Nominate someone for an award. >>

 
 
 
 
COVID-19, climate change, and health 
 

 

COVID-19, climate change, and health

Join a webinar with faculty in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Illinois State Water Survey, and Prairie Research Institute on COVID-19’s impact on humans and climate. Registration required.

REGISTER HERE >>

 
 
 
 
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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