College of LAS « Illinois

Spring 2018


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Greetings from the dean

The College of LAS is changing the world.

Around the College

A selection of recent images, news, and happenings from faculty, staff, and students.

Making a World of Difference

LAS alumni award winners make change at home and overseas.

Books from LAS

Some of the latest good reads written or edited by faculty in the College of LAS.


Finding a higher cause in law.

New faculty launch promising careers at the College of LAS

2017-18 school year starts with 23 new professors across the college.

U of I explores legacy of the Russian Revolution

Campus events reflect on 100th anniversary of historic movement.

The new potential for design thinking

An innovative concept is helping LAS students plan their futures.

Renovated: The Natural History Building reopens

Students and faculty enjoy upgraded space.

Images of research

Faculty in the College of LAS conduct research in all corners of the world.

NSF awards Illinois $3 million for interdisciplinary graduate student training

Program to form new insight on the brain, expand participation in field of brain science.

LAS Experts

Melissa Littlefield examines the growing promise (and potential peril) of wearable technology.

Too much information can be a good thing

Psychologists examine how to package health recommendations.

Finding answers in the dark

Joanne Chory became a leader in her field by explaining inexplicable plant behavior.

Sharing Chinese literature

Zong-qi Cai aims to revolutionize our understanding of Far Eastern poetry, prose, and literary theory.

Making math more attainable

NetMath, a distance-learning program, keeps growing after 28 years.

LAS in history

LAS alumna kept her poise —and made her point— during an incendiary U.S. Supreme Court case.

LAS by the numbers

Where are our alumni?