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World Map Travel Grant Award Winners
Posted January 9, 2018
  The Graduate College is pleased to announce the awardees of the Fall 2017 Dissertation Travel Grant and Master’s Project Travel Grant. With the help of these Travel Grants, students have...
Erin Nissen
Posted November 1, 2017
Erin Nissen, a doctoral candidate in Dana Dlott’s research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security...
U. of I. professor Ken Paige, standing, and graduate student Miles Mesa study the molecular underpinnings of plant defenses.
Posted October 23, 2017
Some plants behave like the mythical monster Hydra: Cut off their heads and they grow back, bigger and better than before. A new study finds that these “overcompensators,” as they are...


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