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Brian Ross to be named executive associate dean of LAS

Brian Ross to be named executive associate dean of LAS
August 25, 2015

Acting Chancellor and Dean of LAS Barbara Wilson said she knows she can not do both jobs on her own, which is why she enlisted the help of Brian Ross, professor in psychology.Ross will serve as the executive...

Exposure to greenery could reduce stress levels

April 22, 2015

Trees have healing powers. At least, that is the conclusion of landscape architecture researcher Bin Jiang. He, along with fellow researchers — Chun-Yen Chang, researcher at the Laboratory of Healthy...

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs
March 30, 2015

For Tim Fan, Ember was more than just a hound dog. Ember, who was bred for research purposes, was one of the first dogs used in the process of testing the effects of PAC-1 drugs on dogs, which work...

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Barry Ackerson, associate professor in Social Work and associate dean for academic affairs, is being recognized for his work in mental health and social work fields.
March 19, 2015

On March 25, the East Central District of the National Association of Social Workers will recognize one from the University. Barry Ackerson, associate professor in Social Work and associate dean for academic...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.
March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by...

University has largest Indian comics collection in North America

Portrait by Sonny An | The Daily Illini
March 16, 2015

Resting on the shelves in the basement of the Undergraduate Library is a collection unique to the country: the largest collection of Indian comics in North America. “Nobody else in the country has a...

University alumnus reflects on his time at the 1965 Selma protests

John Baird, University 1968 alumnus, participated in the march through Selma, Alabama, in 1965 along with four other University students.
March 16, 2015

John Baird felt the edges of a large envelope.  He found it at his home buried in a box, wedged between newspaper front pages and term papers from his years at the University. The basement of his house...

A decade in the making

A decade in the making
January 20, 2015

At 63 years old, Michael Chrzastowski was much different from the other graduate students last fall. After working as a University employee for 25 years at the Illinois State Geological Survey, Chrzastowski...

Remembering Dr. Konrad

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community joined together in Foellinger Great Hall to celebrate the life of Kent Conrad. Conrad died unexpectedly on Sept. 5.
November 4, 2014

On the first day of his 2005 trip to Italy with his local community choir, Dr. Kent Conrad performed on the organ in front of a crowded St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  Holly Jordan, a close friend...

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