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APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER Giving to LAS

ILLINI LIFE

 
spring walkway
 

Spring is a beautiful time of year on the University of Illinois campus. This photo was taken on a walkway heading toward Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer, UI News Bureau.

 
 
 
 

NEWS

 
Jerrod Henderson 
 

Reaching Young Minds

A lecturer in the chemical and biomolecular engineering is recognized for his outreach efforts to children.

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 Dwyer
 

Learning Perspective Through Service

Illinois Alternative Seasonal Breaks (ASB) is aiming to make a difference. With over 300 members, the Illinois ASB is the largest in the country, and the only one that sends service trips during the fall, winter, spring, and summer. 

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Camargo 
 

The Future Face of Diplomacy

A political science major describes his transformation into a promising advocate for the United States overseas.

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 Ant Migration
 

Silk, Gold, Spices, and...Ants? 

A study reveals that 16th-century Spanish galleons shuttled tropical fire ants (Solenopsis geminata) from Acapulco, Mexico, across the Pacific to the Philippines, and from there to other parts of the world. Today, the ant species is found in virtually all tropical regions.

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survival farm 
 

Survival by Cellphone

Animated videos from U of I are helping subsistence farmers worldwide.

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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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