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MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER Giving to LAS

ILLINI LIFE

 
I LOVE LAS
 

Students show their love for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as part of “I Love Illinois Week,” February 23-27, 2015. 

 
 
 
 

NEWS

 
 Service Dog Abe
 

Training Man’s Best Friend

Students in the College of LAS are part of a growing organization on campus to train service dogs for people with disabilities.

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Dwyer 
 

Success in D.C.

An energetic program in Washington, D.C., is helping U of I interns in the nation’s capital lay the groundwork for future careers.

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 Camargo
 

The Lost Art of Love Letters 

In a world of tweets and text messages, it’s hard to imagine the effort that goes into writing letters by hand, let alone one in which a man goes on for many pages, calling his lady “his heart’s life, his desire, his sorrow’s cure.” Today, most text messages say all of that with a smiley face symbol.

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Emblematica 
 

Emblematic Effort 

A group of students lending their talents to an online project is drawing attention to how undergraduates can help advance the humanities.

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 earth core
 

Listening for Answers

Using a novel application of earthquake-reading technology, researchers in the College of LAS are learning properties of Earth's inner core that could reveal how our planet evolved.

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Sloan 
 

LAS Professors are Named Sloan Fellows

Professors receive a boost for their research when they were named recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships. 

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LAS AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 LAS Alumni Achievement, Humanitarian, Distinguished Service, and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards. Read about the awards criteria and the nomination process. Nominations are due by May 1, 2015. For more information, please contact LAS Alumni Relations at las-alum@illinois.edu or toll-free at 888-333-9644.

 
 
 
 

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