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MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

ILLINI LIFE

"Engine of Innovation" book cover
 

New book highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovation

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Clockwise, from top left, Jefferson Chan, David Sarlah, Josh Vura-Weis, and Joaquin Vieira. 
 

 

 

Four LAS professors named Sloan Research Fellows

Award honors early-career scientists, provides funding for research. 
 
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A painting depicts a visit by 16th century Ottoman general Lala Mustafa Pasha to the tomb of Rumi in Konya, Turkey. The image was used to help highlight the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum in the CourseShare program. (Image courtesy of Valerie Hoffman.) 
 

 

 

(Course)Sharing knowledge across the Big 10

Evolving CourseShare program links Illinois students and professors to schools throughout conference. 

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Illini Success report released 

High percentages of young LAS alumni are finding jobs, graduate schools, and other opportunities after graduation.

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Joey Cheng 
 

 

 

Professor recognized as rising star in psychology

Joey Cheng studies social status, dominance, and prestige.

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Adrian Burgos Jr. 
 

 

 

History professor edits website honoring Latino baseball

Adrian Burgos Jr. will oversee site launched by National Baseball Hall of Fame. 
 
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Dianne Chong 
 

 

 

Two LAS alumni elected to National Academy of Engineering

Dianne Chong and David Boger receive highest professional distinction for engineers.
 
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Jessie Shelton, professor of physics, speaks to a crowd at Pizza M in Urbana during the Astronomy on Tap event. (Photo courtesy of Joaquin Vieira.) 
 

 

 

Astronomy on Tap reaches a milestone

Popular outreach event for the “gateway science” is a year old.

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Allene Rosalind Jeanes 
 

 

 

LAS alumna to be inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Allene Rosalind Jeanes will be one of two Illinois alumni admitted posthumously this year.
 
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Sunda: Fusion of Food and Culture

Join the College of LAS on Apr. 29 at Sunda to learn about how Asian food and culture collide.

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Spring on campus means admitting next year’s freshmen. It’s a time of hope and excitement, but some students will have to make difficult decisions about whether they can afford to attend.   The Lincoln Scholars Initiative can make all the difference for some of those students. The $5,000 renewable scholarships support those who are academically strong, and we offer the scholarships before the acceptance deadline so they know they can count on us.
 

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