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Berenbaum named PNAS editor-in-chief

University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and longtime editorial contributor to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and other journals, has been appointed editor-in-chief of PNAS, effective Jan. 1.

New center to accelerate quantum information science and engineering

The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center is the centerpiece of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s $15 million investment in the emerging area of quantum information science and engineering.

Honey bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of Medicine

Entomology professor Gene Robinson, an international leader in honey bee research, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine “for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior.” Robinson directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Anderson to discuss 14th Amendment, citizenship, national identity in CAS Annual Lecture

Illinois education scholar and dean James Anderson will deliver the Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on the 14th Amendment and citizenship, immigration and national identity.

Illinois sociologist wins MacArthur fellowship

Illinois sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has been named the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur fellowship, or “genius grant.”

Author of ‘Lincoln’s Body’ to speak Oct. 4, first in Illinois Bicentennial Lecture Series

An Oct. 4 bicentennial lecture at Illinois will take the measure of Lincoln’s body, in life and death.

Campus celebrates the legacy of Project 500 with events Sept. 27-29

A series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Project 500 initiative will take place on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus Sept. 27-29. 

Author David Quammen to speak about his book featuring microbiologist Carl Woese

Author David Quammen will speak at the University of Illinois about his new book, which features the revolutionary work of microbiologist Carl R. Woese.

Krannert Center’s new assisted listening system to benefit patrons with hearing loss

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has a new assisted listening system to help patrons with hearing impairment enjoy performances.

Sulkin named College of Media dean

Tracy Sulkin, a professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a U. of I. faculty member since 2002, is the dean designate of the College of Media effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.