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AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER

ILLINI LIFE

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Study finds parallels between unresponsive honey bees and autism in humans

Researchers uncover genetic similarities

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NEWS

 
Martha Gillette 
 

 

 

NSF awards Illinois $3 million for interdisciplinary graduate student training

Program to form new insight on the brain, expand participation in field of brain science. 

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Travis Dixon 
 

 

 

The bad rap for rap

Research shows how rap and hip-hop music are more positive than their stereotype suggests.

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Finding a higher cause in the law

Just a year out of law school, Daissy Dominguez opened her own successful firm.

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Susan Koshy 
 

 

 

LAS faculty selected to highlight interdisciplinary research

Proposals selected for the Sesquicentennial Celebration Culminating Research Symposia. 
 
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Dolores Albarracin 
 

 

 

Researchers: Too much information can be a good thing

Psychologists examine how to package health recommendations.
 
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Undergraduates improve plant carbon-cycle models

With help from professor, students tackle problem overlooked by experts for 30 years.
 
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Center for Advanced Study appoints seven new faculty members

Six of the seven professors to receive academic distinction come from LAS.

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Join us!

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

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The new SESE Student Hub in the Natural History Building
 

The Natural History Building is reopening this fall after a $70 million renovation that transformed its entire interior. Students from all over campus will learn inside this historic gem.

Interested in being a part of this project? Opportunities to support the renovation still exist.

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