Alumni & Campus Stories

Parisa Tabriz

Browser Boss

It’s 9 a.m. in Silicon Valley, and the fog has burned off to reveal a spring day worthy of the California tourist board. Inside Google’s Building 900, past the gourmet coffee bar and a...

The Power of I

“The University of Illinois is done with ‘Midwest humble.’ ” That’s the word from Eric Minor, ’86 ENG, the U of I chief marketing officer, as he and his team prepare to launch “The...

Steven Nasatir

Celebrated CEO

When Steven B. Nasatir, ’67 AHS, retired, he got a party—and then some.  On May 29, 2019, 1,300 people gathered at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to honor Nasatir’s 40 years as CEO of the...

Eleanor Coe and Stacy Derby

Book Maker

Stacy (Kaeser) Derby, ’01 LAS, cradled a small, tattered black suitcase in her lap throughout the entire 12-hour Chicago-to-Paris-to-Tel Aviv flight. Once she arrived at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, a team...

Alumni Awards

2019 ALUMNI AWARDS

  ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CURATIVE CHEMIST Dale Kempf followed his groundbreaking research on HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C by focusing on neglected diseases In 1991, the AIDS epidemic was raging and there seemed to be...