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Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize

Longtime UIUC professor Nick Holonyak Jr. was awarded the prestigious 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for his work on the creation and development of LED lighting.

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Professor Emeritus Alistair Black on the post-war public library in the UK

Professor Emeritus Alistair Black discussed his research at the UK's Library and Information Group Work-in-Progress Conference, which was held virtually on November 27. At the conference, he presented an analysis of the 1962 feature film Only Two Can Play as a tool for learning about the history of the post-war public library in the UK.

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UIC senior awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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Illinois music professor awarded NEH Fellowship

University of Illinois music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2019.

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