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2014 LAS Alumni Award Winners

This year’s LAS awardees include a leader in wound care management; one who veered from music to make significant breakthroughs in cancer treatment; another who became chief technical officer for one of the largest chemical companies in the world; and one who stumbled across an Illinois survey course in India that sent him off in a completely unexpected direction creating his own company.

LAS Alum’s Memories of Fishing with a Professor Are Highlighted in Magazine

When Ron McFarland arrived at the University of Illinois in the 1960s, the Floridian looked at the landscape around him—“uncompromising flatness” and “great country for soybeans and corn” were terms that came to mind—and, as he recalls, “my heart sank like a two-ounce sinker in a still pond.” For an avid fisherman, the outlook was bleak.

LAS Centennial Gallery of Excellence Adds Third Round of Selections

Faculty, alumni, students, and buildings are among the list, in honor of the College of LAS’s 100-year anniversary.