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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to campus! We hope everyone had a relaxing and fun spring break. Check out the following FRC highlights and upcoming events.

 
FRC Research Affiliate Craig Gundersen Featured on Huffington Post
 
 

Dr. Craig Gundersen, Soybean Industry Endowed Professor in Agriculural Strategy, was featured in an article on Huffington Post that discusses the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and presents new data that challenges the stereotype that the SNAP program discourages participants from working. Check out the article here.

 
JUS Media? Research Team Completes Workshops in Jamaica

Supported by the Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Program and the Fogarty International Center, the JUS Media? Programme is creating a new global health intervention to combat U.S. media influences on eating habits in the Caribbean. The project's research team recently returned from a 12-day trip to Kingston, Jamaica, where they led weekend sessions with nearly 100 Jamaican families at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, as part of the ongoing study. Click here to read about some of their experiences from the trip.

 
 
Thriving With Autism: Piano Recital Sponsored by The Autism Program and the School of Music

As a part of Autism Awareness Month this April, The Autism Program and the School of Music are sponsoring Thriving With Autism, a piano recital featuring Illinois graduate Dr. Charles Joseph Smith. An accomplished pianist who has autism, Dr. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will be sharing his story and performing at the Illinois Music Building Auditorium on April 5th starting at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcomed to help support TAP. For more information, contact TAP Director Linda Tortorelli at 217-244-0928 or ltortore@illinois.edu.

 
 
The Autism Program Seeking Marathon Runners

Running in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon? Want to help The Autism Program? TAP is looking for runners who will seek pledges to help support the program. Marathon Co-Directors Jan Seeley and Mike Lindemann will even match total donations up to $1,500. Contact TAP Director Linda Tortorelli at 217-244-0928 or ltortore@illinois.edu for more information.

 
 
 
    
 
 

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