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Graduate College News

  • Posted: July 1, 2015
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko, the head of the kinesiology and community health department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2005 and past president of the American Kinesiology Association, has been named the new dean of the U. of I.'s Graduate College.   He will start Aug. 16, pending approval by...
  • Posted: June 19, 2015
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Sixteen Illinois students and recent alumni are among the 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-16 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their...
  • Posted: April 10, 2015
    Twenty-nine students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Twenty-seven of those are graduate students; two are undergraduates. An additional 38 students received Honorable Mention. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is one of the...
  • Posted: April 9, 2015
    The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winners of the Graduate Student Leadership Award: Samantha Knoll, a doctoral student in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Megan Paceley, a doctoral student in Social Work.  This new award is sponsored by The Graduate College and its student advisory group, SAGE (Students Advising on...
  • Posted: April 9, 2015
    The winners are:   1st Prize ($500 award)  Robin Holland from Microbiology for “Discover What’s Inside”  (see larger image)   Why pursue research? I am driven by discovery, the idea that I am exploring questions that have no answers, and seeing what has never been seen. Inside each of our cells there hides a beautiful network...

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