Graduate Blog

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March 23, 2016

The  Insight Asia Pacific Program is a great way for students to meet consultants from our Asia offices and learn about management consulting in a relaxed atmosphere.  It is a 3 day program that we hold in Chicago from June 20-23.  The program is for applicants dedicated to starting a career with McKinsey in Asia Pacific (Australia, Greater China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam or any of our Business Technology and Operations Practices).

The application deadline is April 10, 2016.

March 21, 2016

The University Library, in partnership with the Graduate College, is participating in a national survey of graduate student research practices this month. Invitations to the survey were sent to a random sample of graduate and professional students on March 16 and the survey will be open for submission until April 2.  If you received an invitation, we encourage you to complete the survey and contribute your perspectives. The findings from this survey will be extremely helpful in providing a library and information environment that meets the needs of Illinois graduate students. If you have any questions, please contact: Lisa Hinchliffe (217-333-1323;

March 21, 2016

PhD Final Defense – Debsunder Dutta

Data Driven Estimation of Soil and Vegetation Attributes from Airborne Remote Sensing

Advisor: Professor Praveen Kumar

Date: Friday April 8th at 2:00 pm

Location: Grainger Engineering Library, Room 329

Download Debsunder_Dutta Abstract

March 21, 2016

PhD Final Defense – Phong Le

Predicting Malaria Dynamics under Climate change

Advisor: Professor Praveen Kumar

Date: Thursday, April 7th, 9:00 am

Location: Room 329, Grainger Engineering Library

Download Phong_Le abstract