College of LAS « Illinois

Fall 2016


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Greetings from the dean

LAS prepares students for bright futures

Around the College

News from LAS

Outside the program

Alumna begins teaching programming by way of LAS

Float like a butterfly, sting ... like a trapjaw ant?

Ants are the fastest boxers ever, research finds

Beating the odds

Chemists team up for drug discovery breakthroughs

LAS@Work: Building cultural understanding

Through Spanish, alumnus improves the construction industry

Rethinking Kaskaskia

Midwest more significant to early American history than previously believed

Waves of proof

Illinois astronomers help confirm Einstein's general theory of relativity

LAS offering more online classes

New options include Master of Computer Science in Data Science, American poetry MOOC

Building a living machine

Work on biobots will help humans live healthier lives

Catching up with Ketchup Kelly

Alumna is Illinois' first Wienermobile driver

Seeking the future of plants

Innovation and collaboration at SoyFACE makes Illinois a leader in understanding crops

Studies of struggle

Professor's work shines light on black women, Garveyism, and Malcolm X

The education of Red Grange

Grange's schooling stirred debate 90 years ago

LAS by the numbers

Illini Success results released

LAS Alumni Association events

Join us for a variety of experiences

First eight Lincoln Scholars graduate

Generous donors make an Illinois education possible