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MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER

ILLINI LIFE

Beckman Institute
 

Dawn of Ideas: The sun shines one recent morning near Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, known for its interdisciplinary research. Some 85 faculty in LAS conduct research at the institute. 
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NEWS

 
distorted ALMA image of the more distant galaxy (red arcs) and the Hubble optical image of the nearby lensing galaxy (blue center object) 
 

 

University of Illinois researchers help discover “dark galaxy”

Hidden galaxy found in ALMA gravitational lens image. 
 
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male graduate from Illinois 
 

 

 

Illini Success results released

University and LAS gain valuable insights into post-graduation plans.

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Alison Fout 
 

 

 

Two professors win prominent Early Career Research Program grants 

One awardee comes from the Department of Chemistry.

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Lincoln Scholars graphic 
 

 

 

University’s first Lincoln Scholars set to graduate

The scholarship initiative’s first students are leaving with plans ranging from Harvard to startups.

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The Bronze Tablet, which is placed in the University of Illinois Library each year, lists those students who have achieved University Honors. 
 

 

 

Congratulations to LAS’ Bronze Tablet winners

List recognizes students achieving University Honors.
 
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LAS @Work 
 

 

 

A life of travel

LAS alumna tells LAS@Work how her roots at Illinois led to a leading job in tourism.

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David Davis Mansion exterior 
(David Davis Mansion photo courtesy of LocalWiki Contributors.) 
 

 

 

Tour the David Davis Mansion

Join the LAS Alumni Association at the home of Judge David Davis. Discover our rich cultural and political history in central Illinois from the 1850s through the 1880s and learn how the friendship of Lincoln and Davis shaped America’s future.

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Shannon Miller, Lincoln Scholar, Class of 2016
 

 
Four years ago, the Lincoln Scholars Initiative launched as a renovated Lincoln Hall reopened. This month, the first class of eight Lincoln Scholars are graduating, thanks to alumni and friends who gave generously. The Lincoln Scholars initiative allows bright students to experience an Illinois education.

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