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Grant to fund hands-on substance abuse education

Grant to fund hands-on substance abuse education

By Dixita Limbachia

November 10, 2015


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The transition from the classroom to the real world will be made even more smooth with the help of a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHA.SAMHA granted $919,000 to Social Work at the University to fund the latest hands-on courses that prevent substance abuse...

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Natalie Stewart

March 19, 2015


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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 affairs, will receive the 2015 Illinois NASW Lifetime Achievement Award for the East Central Dis...

Go: Organic Orchestra embodies music for the mind, body, spirit

Go: Organic Orchestra embodies music for the mind, body, spirit

By Robin Dean

January 29, 2015


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The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will host a night full of music that reveals an assortment of colors, textures, images and storytelling. The concert will be led by composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph who is the current George A. Miller Visiting Artist. The Go: Organic Orchestra will embody...

Optimism may make a healthy heart

Optimism may make a healthy heart

By Abrar Al-Heeti

January 21, 2015


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It turns out being happy could lead to more than just feeling good — it could also be associated with good health. A new study suggests a link between having a positive attitude and being in better cardiovascular health in comparison to people who are more pessimistic. Researchers from the Universit...

The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

By Mara Shapiro

November 18, 2014


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Clair Brendel wakes up at 5 a.m. to make the morning shift at 6 a.m.  At the campus Starbucks on Green Street, Brendel, a senior in Social Work, sets up the pastry case and espresso machines for the caffeine-deprived students to stumble in bleary-eyed for their morning caffeine wake-up.  “I was never r...

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

By Brittney Nadler

November 12, 2014


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A single mother with three kids has to send her children to school, but also get to work on time. She needs to buy more groceries, but she doesn’t know how to pay for the doctor’s appointment, let alone if she can keep her family’s home until the end of the month. The poverty simulation hosted...

Illinois soccer’s Rayfield journey to 200 wins

Illinois soccer’s Rayfield journey to 200 wins

September 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down Sunday nights and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. In 1982, Janet Rayfield hung up her cleats after four seasons of socce...