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UIC News: Surviving Extreme Conditions
Sep 03, 2014
UIC News has published a profile on LAS earth and environmental sciences doctoral student Hilary Dugan, who has spent mid-October to Christmas in the McMurdo Dry Valleys for the last four years.
Seven LAS Undergraduates Awarded Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships
Jun 09, 2014
A total of seven students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for the fall 2014 academic year.
13 LAS Students Awarded 2014-2015 Student Affairs-sponsored Academic Scholarships
May 27, 2014
A total of 13 students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are among the recipients of various scholarships sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
LAS Student Hugh Vondracek Awarded 2014 Riddle Prize
May 05, 2014
During his four years at UIC, Hugh Vondracek got good grades, started a men’s club soccer team, led a campus ministry program, guided students as a resident adviser and interned at the U.S. embassy in Turkey.
LAS Graduate Student Featured in Upcoming Gallery 400 Event
Feb 05, 2014
Tyler Mills, PhD student in Poetry at UIC, is among the speakers at Gallery 400’s upcoming Ghost Nature Reading Series exhibit, supported, in part, by the LAS Department of English.
LAS Student Quoted in News Press Article
Feb 05, 2014
A News Press article on a new student-led campaign for farmworkers quotes LAS undergraduate student Maya Fernandez regarding fast food chain Wendy’s recent inclusion in the Fair Food Program.
Political Science Major Featured in ABC Local News
Nov 27, 2013
Gerardo Salinas, an undergraduate majoring in political science, was featured in an ABC Local News story.
Anthropologist Digs New Insights from Ancient Rock Art
Nov 27, 2013
The Stone Age rock art that Christopher Davis studies in the Amazon is more than just prehistoric pictures.
LAS Student Veteran Appears for Veterans Day Segment on Chicago Public Radio's "Morning Shift."
Nov 27, 2013
Kenneth Adams, UIC student veteran and junior pre-med major in biological sciences, was interviewed during a Veterans Day segment on Chicago Public Radio's "Morning Shift" program.
Gender and Women's Studies Major Honored with Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award
Nov 27, 2013
Gender and Women's Studies major Fransley Robles was recently named a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate. Robles received the awards for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.
LAS Student Wins Delta Phi Alpha Senior Scholarship
Nov 14, 2013
German major Kerry Gawne is this year’s winner of the National German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha senior scholarship.
LAS Student Named One of Chicago Magazine's Chicagoans of the Year 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Lulú Martinez, a Gender and Women's Studies major, has been named one of Chicago Magazine's Chicagoans of the Year 2013 for her work with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance.
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.
"Of Note" in the Sociology Department
Oct 21, 2013
The Department of Sociology "Of Note" fall 2013 issue has been released highlighting some of the recent faculty, student and departmental accomplishments including that the department has become the new home to "Social Problems" professional journals.
Five UIC Students Awarded Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships, All From LAS
Oct 16, 2013
Five University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships to study abroad this fall. All five students hail from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Doctoral Student Interviewed by American Public Media
Sep 27, 2013
Jenny Korn, doctoral student in the Department of Communication, spoke to American Public Media's "Marketplace Tech Report" about social media reaction to the first Asian-American Miss America.
LAS Faculty Discuss the Sexuality of Jane Addams
Sep 16, 2013
An article for WBEZ's "Curious City" features Professor John D'Emilio and Associate Professor Jennifer Brier of history and gender and women's studies in a debate on the classification of Jane Addams as a lesbian in light of the current use of the word. LAS student Christian Alfaro, a senior majoring in gender and women's studies and Jane Addams Hull-House educator, is also quoted in the discussion.
UIC Named One of the Best 25 Campuses for LGBT Students
Sep 04, 2013
ChicagoPride.com reported on UIC being named one of the nation’s best 25 campuses for LGBT students in a new data-based ranking from Campus Pride.
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.
Graduate Student Leads Local Government Research
Aug 30, 2013
The Chicago Tribune reported Douglas Cantor, graduate student of political science, pushed for term limits on elected officials in the south suburb of Tinley Park as the director of research for the Tinley Park Term Limits Commission. Cantor conducted interviews with 34 officials from 16 different government agencies and concluded that the benefits of term limits outweigh the negatives. The Commission did not reach a decision.
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