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Stimulating Research and the Economy

This summer, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and top university administrators announced state funding for construction of the UIC Advanced Chemical Technology Building.

Innovating Heritage Language Teaching

Our global and multicultural society gives rise to the need for new and better teaching methods for bilingual students. Associate Professor Kim Potowski is a leader in the field.

Out of the Classroom and Into the Black River

Associate Professor Jennifer Schmidt provides a first-person account of the adventures of aspiring scientists who dove into the natural world with Biology Colloquium 2012.

Feeding the World’s Hungry

UIC and the Institute for the Humanities will take the lead in Food Justice scholarship with several initiatives including a major conference in April.

Exploring a New Kind of Learning with SEL

Social and emotional learning develops critical abilities.The SEL Research Group Fellows will document the link between SEL and academic success.

Mentoring is a Win-Win Relationship

LAS Board of Visitors member Chuck Dangelo discusses the importance of the mentoring relationship—to both the new generation of leaders and the companies they hope to lead.

Türkiye, One Çay at a Time

A summer in Turkey expanded one student’s cultural literacy and solidified his intentions to pursue a career in the Foreign Service. Hugh Vondracek reflects on his experiences.

Interning in the Service of Government

With support from McKelvie Scholarships, these students experienced two perspectives on government service—police work and government reform advocacy.

 Fulbright Scholars Around the Globe

LAS alumni and doctoral students in philosophy, linguistics, history and anthropology are researching and teaching internationally.

Studying Abroad For New Adventures

The Gilman Scholarship Program provided support for four LAS students who spent their summers in Morocco, Senegal, Botswana and Iceland.

Voices of the College

LAS faculty continue to break new ground in research and engaged scholarship across the disciplines—and receive grants, awards and professional recognition for their contributions.

LAS Library

New works from Sociology’s Lorena Garcia and Philosophy’s Tony Laden explore, respectively, Latina girls’ sexuality and the societal aspects of reasoning.

Celebrating LAS

Conferences, celebrations, faculty and alumni awards, and outstanding new students highlighted the fall term.

The Virtual Mentoring Community

LAS alumni have formed a LinkedIn group that will help new LAS alumni and LAS students kick start their careers. Now they’re inviting the next generation of global leaders to join them.