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LAS Expands Centennial Gallery of Excellence

Literary giants, biotechnology pioneers, and a famous insect festival are among the latest additions to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Gallery of Excellence.

2013 LAS Alumni Award Winners

Two of the winners of the 2013 LAS Alumni Achievement Awards were pioneers in the truest sense of the word, for they were the first in their families to ever attend college, let alone reach the top of their field. But all award winners this year were pioneers in their own right.

A Student during War

The period surrounding World War II was a unique one at the University of Illinois, and Gladys Dawson was in the perfect position to observe it. During the war there was such a dearth of men—save for the military training programs—that they jokingly called it a “girl’s school,” but in the aftermath men flooded to campus in such numbers that the University could hardly handle them all.


art Arts and Spirits at Bin 36

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Join the LAS Alumni Association at Bin 36 to chat, laugh, and paint!