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Celebrating 100 Years of Liberal Arts & Sciences

A CENTURY OF DISTINCTION

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Gallery of Excellence
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences unveils an ongoing list of the century’s most significant faculty, staff, and alumni. Those who call LAS home are responsible for some of the most important ideas and discoveries in the 20th and 21st centuries. The gallery currently contains two rounds of names, and will be added to again during this milestone year.

Round 1 Announcement | Round 2 Announcement | Round 3 Announcement

NEWS

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When Colleges Collided
After a century of togetherness, it’s hard to imagine a time when the liberal arts and sciences weren’t mentioned in the same breath at the University of Illinois. Prior to 1913, however, when the College of Science merged with the College of Literature and Arts to form the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a happy marriage between the two did not seem likely.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Turns 100
It’s been a busy 100 years at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois. For the next year, the largest college on campus will commemorate all that’s been accomplished.

Centennial Scholars Announced
Ten faculty have been named Centennial Scholars in honor of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois.

HISTORY

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View a Timeline of the College’s History
Read our special 100 Years of LAS timeline detailing critical moments that helped shape the college, as featured in the Winter 2014 issue of the LAS News magazine.

TRIVIA

triviaLocal residents gave the University’s first building this nickname because of early delays and uncertainty in its construction.
What was the nickname?