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  • Posted: September 28, 2015
    The Graduate College is excited to participate in a campus-wide celebration of diversity this week - Inclusive Illinois/iUnite Week. Events include an interfaith dinner, the iUnite film series, and keynote addresses from two speakers. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, a former Freedom Rider and founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a...
  • Posted: September 18, 2015
    The Urbana campus is home to nearly 600 postdoctoral scholars, who are an integral part of our campus community. You’ll find Illinois postdocs hard at work in labs, research facilities, and classrooms across campus.  What is a postdoc?  Postdoctoral scholars have completed their doctoral degree and are trainees in residence,...
  • Posted: August 20, 2015
    Vanessa Rivera-Quinones of Carolina, Puerto Rico, a second-year PhD student in Mathematics, is one of sixty students nationwide to win a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. Ford Fellowships support outstanding graduate students who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education or who intend to use diversity as a key component of...
  • Posted: July 28, 2015
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A University of Illinois music professor and two U. of I. graduate students are among the 2015 fellowship recipients from the American Council of Learned Societies. Michael Silvers, a professor of musicology, received an ACLS fellowship for his project, “Voices of Drought: Forró Soundscapes in Northeastern Brazil....
  • Posted: July 14, 2015
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Five University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense.   NDSEG Fellowships are designed to increase the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military...

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