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    UIC News: With Fellowship, Grad Students Collect Artifacts, Stories, Research

    Sep 09, 2014
    An article in the most recent issue of UIC News highlights a number of LAS graduate students and their various research projects across the world.


     
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    UIC News: Cholesterol Activates Signaling Pathway That Promotes Cancer

    Jul 21, 2014
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe a new role for cholesterol in the activation of a cellular signaling pathway that has been linked to cancer.


     
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    LAS Faculty Among Recipients of 2014 Chancellor’s Discovery Fund Award

    Jun 16, 2014
    Projects proposed by a number of LAS departments and their respective faculty members have been awarded 2014 Chancellor’s Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research grants for further research.


     
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    Research by UIC Economics Professor Leads New Smoking Prevention Study

    Jan 27, 2014
    A new scientific paper authored by Research Scientist Jidong Huang and Frank J. Chaloupka IV, distinguished professor of economics at UIC, on the subject of cigarette packaging, estimate that graphic warning labels could decrease smoking numbers in the United States by 5.3 to 8.6 million.


     
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    LAS Research: Emerald ash borer may have met its match

    Jan 27, 2014
    Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their findings are published online in the journal Forest Ecology and Management.


     
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    Professor Ashley Featured in New York Times Article

    Jan 24, 2014
    The New York Times published an article regarding the research of Mary Ashley, biology professor at UIC.


     
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    Professor of Physics Spotlighted for his Work with Batteries

    Nov 27, 2013
    George Crabtree, UIC distinguished professor of physics and senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, was featured in a Techworld article for his role in the $120 million plan to develop a technology capable of radically expanding battery life.


     
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    IUPLR CoHosts the "Latino Art Now! Nuestra America: Expanding Perspecitives in American Art" Conference in D.C.

    Nov 27, 2013
    The Smithsonian Latino Center, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and IUPLR present the fourth biennial conference "Latino Art Now! Nuestra America: Expanding Perspecitives in American Art" November 7-9 in Washington D.C.


     
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    Barabara Risman Presents Research at SIUE

    Nov 27, 2013
    Barbara Risman, professor and head of sociology, presented her research on dating and sexuality in colleges to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on October 29.


     
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    Cheap Metals Can Be Used to Make Products from Petroleum

    Oct 28, 2013
    The ancient alchemists sought to transform base metals, like lead, into precious gold. Now a new process developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that base metals may be worth more than their weight in gold—as catalysts in the manufacture of countless products made from petroleum-based raw materials. The process was developed by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Neal Mankad and graduate student Thomas Mazzacano.


     
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    Sociologist Bill Bielby: Researcher, Retailer and Rocker

    Oct 21, 2013
    LAS Sociologist Bill Bielby is profiled by UIC News for not only being a nationally prominent researcher on racial and gender diversity in large corporations, but also the co-owner of a boutique offering “rustic chic” products in a former train station and a guitarist in two rock/blues bands.


     
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    Anna Roosevelt's Research in Amazon Cited in Nature Article

    Oct 21, 2013
    The journal Nature references a study by Anna Roosevelt, professor of anthropology, performed in 1980s in an online article examining the decades of research conducted to find evidence of humans occupying the Amazon in areas formerly thought to be uninhabitable.


     
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    Joel Brown Co-PI of $1.2 Million NSF Grant

    Oct 09, 2013
    Joel Brown, professor of biology, is co-PI on a research team that received a $1,236,076 National Science Foundation grant for a project titled "Community knowledge construction in the instrumented classroom" scheduled to run from September 2013 to August 2017.


     
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    LAS Economists Cited in Business Insider

    Oct 09, 2013
    Business Insider referenced a study entitled "Instruction Time, Classroom Quality, and Academic Achievement" by Steve Rivkin, professor of economics, and Jeffrey Schiman, graduate student of economics, in an article examining the outdated education model used by the U.S. school system.


     
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    Sociology Professor to Serve as PI on HUD-funded Project

    Oct 03, 2013
    Professor of Sociology Maria Krysan will be PI of a project, flowing through the Urban Institute, but funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, entitled: "The Housing Search Process of Racial and Ethnic Minorities."


     
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    Jennifer Brier Curates 'Surviving and Thriving' Travelling Exhibit

    Sep 27, 2013
    The National Library of Medicine’s new travelling exhibition "Surviving and Thriving," curated by Associate Professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies Jennifer Brier, will begin touring around the United States in October.


     
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    Maria Krysan Receives NSA Funding for Neighborhood Study

    Sep 16, 2013
    Professor of Sociology Maria Krysan is the principle investigator of a new National Science Foundation project entitled "Collaborative Research: Neighborhood Knowledge, Selection, and Segregation."


     
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    The Columbia Chronicle Cites John Hagedorn

    Sep 16, 2013
    An editorial in The Columbia Chronicle examining possible repercussions of the closing of 48 Chicago Public Schools cited a paper by Professor of Criminology John Hagedorn. In the paper, Hagedorn discusses the likelihood of tension between transfer students and those already enrolled students hailing from rival gangs.


     
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    LA Times Cites Study by Maria Krysan

    Sep 04, 2013
    A Los Angeles Times story on racial equality and a new survey from the Pew Research Center cites a earlier study by Maria Krysan, UIC professor of sociology.


     
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    Project Squirrel Featured in Chicago Tribune

    Aug 30, 2013
    The Chicago Tribune featured the work of biology PhD candidate Steve Sullivan with Project Squirrel, a program developed by LAS Professor of Biological Sciences Joel Brown.