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ACES graduate among 13 Illinois students offered Fulbright awards

Thirteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research, and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. 

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ABE doctoral student receives prestigious FFAR fellowship

URBANA, Ill. – Caleb Bruhn, doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at the University of Illinois, has been named as a 2023 Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) fellow.

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State Farm among first to support U of I neurodiversity initiative

URBANA, Ill. –The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative (INI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received a major, five-year grant from State Farm to help fund the program, which provides academic and social support for students with autism and helps them prepare for the workplace and connect with potential employers.

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ACE academic advisor Lauren Karplus receives Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Lauren Karplus, experiential learning coordinator and academic advisor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, is one of sixteen academic professionals and civil service staff members to be honored with the inaugural Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award recognizing exceptional performance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

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Three ACES faculty honored with Campus Awards for Excellence

Three ACES faculty members were among those honored at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this week for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising, collectively known as the Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction.

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Illinois animal sciences professor elected to American Academy of Microbiology

URBANA, Ill. – University of Illinois professor Isaac Cann has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, one of just 65 microbiologists worldwide recognized for the honor in 2023.

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New grant to reveal tillage effects on crop yield, farmland sustainability

URBANA, Ill. – Researchers from the Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) at the University of Illinois can detect soil tillage practices from space, weaving together data from ground images, airborne sensors, and satellites.

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Crop sciences professor named University Scholar

URBANA, Ill. -- Professor D.K. Lee, Department of Crop Sciences, has been named one of five University Scholars at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. The honor recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service and is presented by the University of Illinois System to faculty members from the Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana universities.

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DOE renews bioenergy center at Illinois

URBANA, Ill. -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has committed another round of funding to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to lead the second phase of its Bioenergy Research Center — one of four large-scale DOE-funded research centers focused on innovation in biofuels, bioproducts, and a clean energy future for the country.

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