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OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

ILLINI LIFE

Autumn leaves rest on the bench of the Eternal Flame outside of Lincoln Hall
 

Autumn leaves rest on the bench of the Eternal Flame outside of Lincoln Hall on October 13, 2016. See more of what's happening on campus—follow LAS on Instagram.
(Photo by Joey Figueroa.)

 
 
 

NEWS

 
This Blue Waters-generated map shows a redistricting option for North Carolina (Photo courtesy of National Center for Supercomputing Applications). 
 

 

 

A supercomputing solution to gerrymandering

Researchers create 800 million maps to help courts crack an age-old political problem. 
 
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Deborah Paul and Milan Bagchi, who was recently named the Deborah Paul Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology (Photo courtesy of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.) 
 

 

 

Faculty member named Deborah Paul Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Milan Bagchi's research has provided fundamental insights in his field.

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Hunting for the invisible traces of crime 

LAS alumna serves as a forensic scientist in Las Vegas.

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Psychology professor Daniel Simons and educational psychology professor Elizabeth Stine-Morrow, pictured here, and their colleagues found no compelling evidence that brain-training games provide cognitive benefits that are relevant to daily life. 
 

 

 

Researchers: Little evidence that brain-training games yield real-world benefits

Study led by U of I psychologists challenges industry claims.

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Johann Peter Oettinger 
 

 

 

Restoring a rare firsthand account to history

Professor receives grant to set the record straight on the writings of a 17th century traveler. 
 
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University Scholars 
 

 

 

LAS faculty members named University Scholars

Six at the U of I, including four in the College of LAS, are recognized.
 
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new student with family 
 

 

 

Applications are due by Dec. 1

Know someone who should apply to the University of Illinois? The College of LAS offers more than 70 majors and helps student develop skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

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Homecoming 2016 
 

 

 

Upcoming alumni events

There's still time to register for the LAS Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29! And be sure to take part in Illini Days celebrations in the Bay area (October 19-20) and Chicago (November 15-16).

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Join us!

LAS alumni are invited to connect with others through the college’s new 
LinkedIn Group.

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Lincoln Scholars
 

 
Four years ago, the Lincoln Scholars Initiative launched with the reopening of a renovated Lincoln Hall. Since then, the scholarship has helped more than 70 bright students experience an Illinois education.

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