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Graduate College News

  • Posted: May 25, 2020
    Editor’s note: Health authorities believe COVID-19 spreads by the transmission of respiratory droplets, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends homemade cloth face coverings for use in public spaces. Starting today, Illinois joins many other states in requiring people to wear masks while out. However, initial uncertainty...
  • Posted: April 30, 2020
    Congratulations to the 25 Image of Research semi-finalists. Thank you to every graduate student who entered, our panel of judges, and all those who visited the online exhibition. There were 3,828 votes total in the People's Choice competition. The 2020 Image of Research winners are: 1ST PRIZE ($500 AWARD)  'Survival is the True...
  • Posted: April 24, 2020
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumna, Phuong Le (PhD, Bioengineering, '19), was awarded a Schmidt Science Fellowship, one of only twenty-two awarded worldwide. While earning her doctorate, Le was part of the Smith Lab in the Grainger College of Engineering. Her research focused on developing new technology that combines...
  • Posted: April 21, 2020
    The Graduate College is pleased to announce Saniya Ghanoui, a doctoral student in the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as the winner of the sixth annual Graduate Student Leadership Award. On-campus and nationally, Ghanoui uses her scholarly training to address public needs and connect with new...
  • Posted: April 1, 2020
    This is the story of three bird species and how they interact. The brown-headed cowbird plays the role of outlaw: It lays its eggs in other birds’ nests and lets them raise its young – often at the expense of the host’s nestlings. To combat this threat, yellow warblers have developed a special “seet” call that means, “Look out! Cowbird!” In a new...

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