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Father and daughter Howard and Carli Kanter

Block I Art Teachers

Growing up, Carli Kanter, ’22 FAA, always had a sketchbook in her hand. “We brought them everywhere—to restaurants, on vacation,” she recalls.  When your father, Howard Kanter, ’91 FAA, MA

Their Stories

  Damon S. Williams, ’78 ENG The Managing Member of DSW Water Strategies hails an Illinois engineering professor who “took a chance on me” and now pays it forward with

Male student being silly, laughing and poking his face through a life-size, orange Illinois block "I."

From Zero to $2.7 Billion

One might say a triumph was front-loaded. When With Illinois officially kicked off in the fall of 2017, approximately 45 percent of the campaign’s ambitious $2.25 billion goal had already

Distant Relatives

In science, as in all of life, there are matters a posteriori—meaning they have to be proved—and matters a priori—which is to say, self-evident. That U of I Professor Alfred

Robert Brunner


When Robert Brunner, Ph.D., says new technologies aren’t rocket science, he speaks from experience—he holds a doctoral degree in astrophysics and was professor of astronomy before coming to the Gies