Fall 2015 E-News

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Wounded Vets Center Dedicated

University of Illinois officials with Ron Chez and Governor Rauner cutting the ribbon to open the Wounded Veteran's Center

After seven years of planning and fundraising, AHS Dean Tanya Gallagher celebrated the realization of her vision of a center for seriously wounded veterans when the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education was dedicated. Read more.

Vet Center Work Underway:
A Conversation with Interim Director Nick Osborne

Dr. Nicholas Osborne

Nick Osborne, interim director of the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, talks about the need for the center and the services provided. Read more.

Dr. Timothy J. Nugent: 1923-2015

Dr. Timothy Nugent

The founder of the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) died on November 11. Read more.

Secretary of Education Thanks Illinois for Disability Leadership

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan meeting with members of the Illinois wheelchair basketball team

Arne Duncan learned more about the success and innovation of DRES when he visited in September. Read more.

McCristal Lecture Reviews MS Research

Dr. Robert Motl

Dr. Rob Motl, 2015 King James McCristal Scholar, presented his research on physical activity and multiple sclerosis during the Fall College Meeting. Read more.

New Faculty in AHS

thin slices of the faces of 8 people

Seven tenure-track faculty and one lecturer joined the teaching and research faculty this year. Read more.

AHS Celebrates Outstanding Alumni

Tom Scotty and Kareem Dale

On October 23, the College of Applied Health Sciences celebrated the notable accomplishments of alumni of its instructional and service units. Read more.

Sapora Symposium Unites Students and Alumni

a panel of two men and one woman seated at a table facing the audience

Current and former students of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism joined special guests and students from across campus at the 11th Annual Allen V. Sapora Symposium in October. Read more.

i-Health Student Making a Difference in South Africa

Claire Hafter

Claire Hafter is making the most of health-related internships in the Cape Town area. Read more.

SHS Students Receive National Recognition

Charlie Lenell, Ning Hsu, and Cliff Olson

Three graduate students have received prestigious national awards. Read more.

Play for Change Helps Build a Playground

two students digging with shovels

Members of Play for Change, a student organization that focuses on using sport for social change and development, helped to build a community playground in Decatur, Illinois. Read more.