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    Political Science Alum Wins American Bar Association Scholarship for Law School

    Aug 25, 2014
    LAS Department of Political Science alumnus Jonathan Zarate (BA, 2013) is among the recipients of the 2014 American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Opportunity Scholarship, which grants financial assistance to incoming law students.


     
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    Latest Novel by LAS English Alumnus Jeffery Renard Allen Featured on Cover of NYT Book Review

    Jun 23, 2014
    The latest novel by LAS creative writing alumnus Jeffrey Renard Allen (PhD, 1992) has been reviewed on The New York Times Book Review.


     
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    UIC Economics Grad Makes Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List

    Jan 27, 2014
    Michael Pesko, PhD graduate in Economics (PhD '12), is among Forbes Magazine’s 2014 30 Under 30 report for his work in the science and healthcare field. Pesko’s research focused on the behaviors of cigarette smokers.


     
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    LAS Alumna Leads the Fight for Probiotics

    Nov 27, 2013
    Psychology alumna and Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyansky is a public health advocate and member of the UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council


     
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    Ravenswood Resident Earns UIC Alumni Honor

    Oct 28, 2013
    Alison Perona, a 2003 master’s graduate in English department, has received the UIC City Partner Award for her contributions to the institution, Chicago, and the world.


     
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    UN Director: Supply Adequate Food or ‘Fail Humanity’

    Oct 28, 2013
    Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme and alumna ('79 criminal justice), spoke to a crowd at Student Center East on the importance of delivering food assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations.


     
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    Alumnus Appointed District Court Judge

    Sep 13, 2013
    Alumnus Walter Kaminsky (criminal justice, '80) has been appointed District Court Judge in Elk Grove.The former Sherburne County attorney practices law with Lindell and Lavoie, LLP, where he practices personal injury litigation and criminal defense.


     
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    Alumna Selected as Project Access Fellow

    Aug 30, 2013
    Alumna Natalie McGathey ('11, PhD and '06, MS mathematics) has been chosen as a fellow of Project ACCESS (Advancing Community College Careers: Education, Scholarship and Service), a professional development initiative for two-year mathematics faculty. McGathey is an assistant professor of mathematics at Prairie State College, who released the news of her recent honor


     
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    Alumnus Presents Updated Version of 'An Inconvenient Truth'

    Aug 30, 2013
    The Chicago Tribune announced alumnus Paul Gulezian ('11, PhD, biological sciences), assistant professor of biology at Oakton Community College (OCC), presented “An Inconvenient Truth 2.0 Our Earth at its Tipping Point: It’s Not Too Late” on Aug. 27 at OCC in Skokie. Gulezian's talk updated former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s award-winning environmental film, "An Inconvenient Truth” that was released in 2006.


     
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    Five UIC Students, New Alumni Awarded Fulbrights

    Aug 21, 2013
    Five LAS students and recent graduates have received Fulbright grants to conduct research abroad for the 2013-14 academic year.


     
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    Alumnus Appointed to Vice President for Research & Economic Development at UNM

    Aug 19, 2013
    A press release from the University of New Mexico announced that Michael Dougher, alumnus of the Department of Psychology ('77 MA,'80 PhD), has been appointed to the Vice President for Research & Economic Development. Dougher joined the faculty at UNM in 1980 and, in addition to his new role, is currently serving as a professor of psychology and senior vice provost for academic affairs.


     
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    Alumnus Coordinates 'The Big Read'

    Aug 19, 2013
    The Courier-News announced that Hector Ocampo, LAS alumnus ('11, BA, criminology, law and justice) and U.S. Army Staff Specialist in Iraq, is coordinating The Big Read at the Gail Borden Public Library. Partially funded by the National Endowments for the Arts, The Big Read will start on September 8 and run until November 11. Tim O'Brian's The Things They Carried will be the main focus of this program.


     
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    Young Alumnus Honored by Illinois General Assembly

    Aug 14, 2013
    Lawndale News reported that alumnus Casimir Rodriguez (’13 political science) was honored by the Illinois General Assembly with a certificate recognizing his "dedication and hard work" as an intern on the staff of State Representative Lisa Hernandez


     
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    Alumnus Billy Branch Headlines Blues Festival

    Aug 12, 2013
    Alumnus Billy Branch (’74, political science) and The Windy City Harmonica Breakdown headlined the Fourth Annual Blues for the Zoo concert at the Swim Beach outdoor amphitheater Saturday, August 3 in Big Bear Lake, CA. Branch is an Emmy Award winner and three time Grammy Award nominee specializing in Chicago Blues


     
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    Alumna Named Assistant Principle of Algonquin Middle School

    Aug 12, 2013
    Alumna Jennifer Rosenzweig ('98, Criminal Justice) has been name the assistant principle of Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines School District 62.


     
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    Alumna Crochets to Success

    Jul 19, 2013
    Dana Dooley, alumna from the Department of Political Science ('09), launched Dana Dooley Designs in 2011 and has grown into a online shopping success.


     
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    Alumna Awarded Research Fulbright to Switzerland

    Jul 19, 2013
    Suzanne Oskouie, a 2013 graduate with degrees in neuroscience (BS) and French and Francophone studies (BA), received a Fulbright Research Grant to study neural progenitor cell migration and differentiation at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.


     
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    Shriya Gandhi Selected for Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Scholarship

    Jul 10, 2013
    The Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Scholarship for $5,000 was awarded to Shriya Gandhi, a graduate of the class of 2013 with a bachelors degree in both biological sciences and anthropology.


     
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    Alumnus to Serve on Metropolitan Pier Board

    Jul 03, 2013
    Chicago Tribune reports labor lawyer Terrance McGann, LAS alumnus who received a BA in criminal justice in 1985, has been appointed to serve on the board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.


     
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    Ganetsky Research Advances Neural Function Understanding

    Oct 01, 2012
    Barry Ganetsky, and 1971 alumnus of LAS, was reconized by UIC Alumni Magazine (Fall 2012 edition) for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of genetics in his career.