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A Chance To Explore: Inspiring Learning that Leads to Inspired Change.
Shortly after the University of Illinois opened in 1868, the inclusion of liberal arts and sciences ensured more than the right to learn; it offered the chance to explore. For more than 100 years, we've used that freedom to lay the foundation for a University that's leading the world.
Through the Brilliant Futures campaign, you can ensure that the tradition of excellence in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences continues, giving another generation the chance to explore, discover, and invent. Your help will fund the scholarships, build the facilities, and endow the fellowships required to recruit the top faculty and shape the leaders of the 21st century.
The Pursuit of Discovery
Science is the search for answers. And in LAS, that search has led to groundbreaking interdisciplinary work in complex issues facing society, from health and aging to the environment. With our exceptional strength in chemical and biological sciences, we are also poised to become a national force in the genomics and biotechnology revolution. But we are not alone.
Now more than ever, we face stiff competition for the world's best scientific minds.
- But with your support, we will endow the faculty positions, fellowships, and internships required to draw the most gifted faculty and students, securing our place among the world's top scientific institutions.
- See how science in LAS is changing the world from the nanoscale to the global.
The Power of Knowledge
Science opens new worlds; but it's through the humanities and social sciences that we understand them. Through the study of language, history, and our physical and cultural ancestry, we gain the tools to organize societies, share ideas, and address complex issues like social justice. Every day, the lessons that we learn challenge us to reassess the things we thought we knew, shaping notions of gender, race, identity—even our national beliefs. With your support, we'll continue to provide this essential role for society, giving context to each new discovery and helping the next generation define what it means to be human in the 21st century.
Through LAS, students already have access to many of the nation's top-ranked programs in the humanities and social sciences.
- And with your gift to LAS through the Brilliant Futures campaign, we will build on that solid foundation, funding the faculty endowments, graduate fellowships, scholarships, and programmatic support that impact every program, every student, and every degree at the University of Illinois, profoundly enhancing our ability to build a better world.
- Learn about initiatives in such pivotal areas as social justice, multiculturalism, and democracy.
The Promise of Education
Every student arrives with a passion. And here, that passion is refined, in a program distinguished by its depth, breadth, and emphasis on fundamental skills and cultural understanding. Here, we teach new generations not what to think, but how. Here, we create the pioneers indispensable in the workplace and the arena of ideas.
- And through your gift to LAS in the Brilliant Futures campaign, we'll continue that vital work, through forward-thinking initiatives that shape the leaders who will one day shape the world.
- Learn how you can help prepare our students for the future.
Preserving Our Past
From Lincoln Hall to Noyes Lab, they're the buildings that hold countless moments for the alumni who walked their halls, studied in their classrooms, and took comfort in their shade on hot Illinois afternoons. Sadly, however, many of these campus landmarks once considered state-of-the-art facilities can no longer meet the demands of a modern education. But with your help they can be changed.
- Join us as we embark on a critical mission to preserve the history of our most prestigious campus buildings, while providing the updates they need to emerge as modern centers of learning and research.