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APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

ILLINI LIFE

Magnolia Tree
 

Eternal beauty: Blooming magnolias were a top attraction on campus this spring, as evidenced by this photo
of the Eternal Flame from @illiniview, the Illinois Office of Admissions’ student Instagram account

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NEWS

 
computer banks 
 

 

U of I offers first MOOC-based master’s degree in data science

Department of Statistics and others on campus join efforts with Coursera. 
 
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Katy Heath 
 

 

 

Pinpointing the effects of fertilizer

Plant biologists uncover genomes affected by nitrogen fertilizer in beneficial plant bacteria.

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Pitchapalooza graphic 
 

 

 

Pitchapalooza comes to Illinois 

Students pitch book ideas for a chance to meet an agent and publisher.

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Werner Baer 
 

 

 

Illness claims renowned Illinois professor

Werner Baer had taught at Illinois for 42 years.

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Chad Rienstra 
 

 

 

Unraveling the complexity of Parkinson’s

Chemists identify harmful, elusive protein structure that afflicts patients.
 
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LAS @Work 
 

 

 

From English to engineering

In our first LAS@Work profile, an LAS alumnus who owns an engineering firm describes how a degree in the humanities gave him an edge in a technical field.

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Spurlock Museum - Mediterranean Gallery 
 

 

 

Explore the Treasures of Spurlock Museum

A rare opportunity to participate in a private viewing and guided tour of artifacts in the museum’s extensive collection.

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Finey Ruan
 

 
The Lincoln Scholars Initiative launched with the renovation of Lincoln Hall, with the first batch of scholarships going to incoming students in Fall 2012. This May, Finey Ruan and seven others will become the first class of Lincoln Scholars to graduate because of alumni and friends who gave generously to this initiative and enabled these bright students to experience an Illinois education.

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