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Read article: Faculty members receive named scholar and professorship positions
Faculty members receive named scholar and professorship positions
The College of LAS has honored 17 professors with named scholar and professorship positions in recognition of their contributions to research and education at the University of Illinois. The named positions include the Brad and Karen Smith Scholars, the Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors...
Read article: Researchers reconstruct an evolutionary history of flowering plants
Researchers reconstruct an evolutionary history of flowering plants
Researchers at the University of Illinois have contributed to a large-scale international study that has reconstructed a comprehensive "tree of life" for flowering plants.  The study offers new light on the evolutionary history of angiosperms, which account for approximately 90 percent of all...
Read article: Study brings scientists a step closer to successfully growing plants in space
Study brings scientists a step closer to successfully growing plants in space
New, highly stretchable sensors can monitor and transmit plant growth information without human intervention, report University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers in the journal Device. The polymer sensors are resilient to humidity and temperature, can stretch over 400 percent while...
Read article: Back from the dead: Tropical tree fern repurposes its dead leaves
Back from the dead: Tropical tree fern repurposes its dead leaves
Plant biologists report that a species of tree fern found only in Panama reanimates its own dead leaf fronds, converting them into root structures that feed the mother plant. The fern, Cyathea rojasiana, reconfigures these “zombie leaves,” reversing the flow of water to draw nutrients back...
Read article: Faculty members receive new endowed chairs and professorships
Faculty members receive new endowed chairs and professorships
Five College of LAS faculty members have been named as university endowed chairs or professors, an honor awarded to the highly distinguished scholars for their excellence and prominence in research, teaching and service. They are among nine professors chosen across campus. “An endowed chair is...
Read article: In TED Talk, plant biologist discusses increasing crop yields
In TED Talk, plant biologist discusses increasing crop yields
In a newly released TED Talk, Stephen Long, a professor of plant biology ...

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