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Beckman Institute

High perches: Alec Soer, majoring in history for secondary education, climbs high to set up a hammock on the Main Quad after the sun comes out.

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Adrian Burgos Jr.

Burgos Jr. named interim head of American Indian Studies

Appointment effective Aug. 16

Damarys Canache

Will Venezuela need a massive relief effort?

Political scientist: Decline in oil prices has hit the country hard

Brendan Harley

Harley selected for Frontiers of Engineering event

Academy invites young, exceptional researchers

Lisa Lucero

Confirming gravitational waves

Earlier landmark observation confirmed

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Faculty Honors

Martin F. Manalansan IV, associate professor of Asian American Studies and Anthropology, has been awarded the Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award by the Minority Scholars' Committee of the American Studies Association.

Jeffrey Moore, the Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded the American Chemical Society Edward Leete Award.

Andrew Leakey of the Department of Plant Biology won the Calvin-Benson Award.

Mei-Po Kwan, professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science, won the Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award.

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LAS by the Numbers

book99.6% of Illinois students take a class in LAS
globe70 majors offered within LAS
class18:1 average student to faculty ratio in LAS classes
building8 LAS buildings on the Quad
grad162,000 network of LAS alumni
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