College of LAS « Illinois

Spring 2010


Frankenstein's weather collageFrankenstein’s Weather

Frankenstein, Shakespeare, and snow in July.

“We will each write a ghost story,” the poet Lord Byron famously announced in 1816. Byron, along with Mary and Percy Shelley, was spending the summer in 1816 in Switzerland, but the weather was the strangest anyone could remember.

PrincipalTurning the Tide for Children

A resilient principal and a moving documentary change fortunes at a Chicago school.

WW1Faith in No Man’s Land

For many soldiers, the horrors of World War I strengthened their belief in God.

heat mapIs Illinois Turning into Texas?

If current climate trends continue, Illinois summers might feel like eastern Texas.

crowdEducation’s New Dawn

The second part in a series examining the evolution of higher education since the construction of Lincoln Hall. (You will be taken to the Lincoln Hall website.)

Marshall Scott PooleVolcanoes, Quakes, Floods, Mudslides...

Costa Rica will be ready for anything, thanks to Illinois’ input.

Dianne Messina StanleyWho’s Going to Hollywood?

A Hollywood veteran teaches the art in the craft of television writing.

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LASNews Spring 2010