College of LAS « Illinois

Winter 2015


NHBThe Natural History Building

Renovating a landmark.

In the late 1800s, with the University of Illinois facing growing enrollments and limited space, renowned University architect Nathan Ricker designed a distinctive teaching and research building at the heart of campus that he hoped would endure through the ages.

censusThinking Outside the Boxes

The changing face of the U.S. Census.

HayhoeCreating the Right Climate

Climate change advocate finds common ground, even with skeptics.

solarA Solar Odyssey

Alumnus creates LED solar-powered lantern.

ChafeeTaking One for the Team

Alumna’s pioneering spirit earns her entry into two Halls of Fame.


Chemistry alumnus helps develop novel cancer-fighting drugs.

trioAn Unlikely Reunion

For three former California residents who grew up together, life comes full circle at Illinois.

bookBalancing Faculty Responsibilities

How research and teaching are linked.

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