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An astounding range of research by our graduate students.

Are you graduating this December?

Join us for the Campuswide Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2017

What Can I Do with a PhD in the Humanities?

Alexandra Paterson reflects on the many ways a humanities PhD is preparing her for future career options. Read her Grad Life post.

Meet Our Fellows: Ford Fellows on Campus

We talked to three University of Illinois graduate students from across campus who received a Ford Fellowship to learn more about the program.
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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...
Arrianna Planey
Posted October 19, 2017
Arrianna Planey, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, has been selected as a Health Policy Research Scholar. This leadership development program,...


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