Scholar Adventurers Series

The Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) is a series of events offered throughout the year by faculty members and others from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in interesting research projects or special educational endeavors. Students may register for Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) programs on the Events Calendar.


Spring 2021 Semester offerings (registration information will be announced 1/29/21; every event must be registered for, and Zoom info will be sent to all registrants a few days before each event):


(Click here if you would like to see the PDF list with fuller descriptions.)


All times are 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., and *TO EARN CREDIT* for these on-line programs, students will be expected to submit a paragraph+ response to a prompt sent after each program to Elizabeth Rockman at rockman@illinois.edu.


PRESS COVERAGE IN WASHINGTON: FROM TAKING AWAY TRUMP’S TWITTER TO BIDEN’S ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS with Nikki Usher on Wednesday, 2/24/21

WHEN STARS ATTACK! NEAR-EARTH SUPERNOVA EXPLOSIONS AND THEIR RADIOACTIVE FINGERPRINTS with Brian Fields on Thursday, 3/4/21

EXPLORING U of I HISTORY: “THE ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND HISTORY OF ALTGELD HALL” / VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE RICHMOND FAMILY WELCOME GALLERY with Ryan Ross on Monday, 3/8/21

ORGANIZED LABOR AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ILLINOIS AND THE NATION with Robert Bruno on Thursday, 3/18/21

MEDIA RACIAL STEREOTYPING AND IMPACT ON CRIME POLICY with Travis Dixon on Monday, 3/22/21

INTRODUCTION TO NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS (2 sessions) with David Schug and Suzanna Challen (and Chancellor’s Scholars tba) on Wednesday, 3/31/21

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MISINFORMATION AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES with Dolores Albarracin on Thursday, 4/15/21

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS/CHP SYMPOSIUM ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH with Chancellor’s Scholars accepted to present at the 2021 URS and CHP’s Summer 2020-21 Summer Research Grant Recipients on Tuesday, 4/20/21

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE McKechnie Family LIFE HOME with Wendy Rogers and Brian Pastor on Thursday, 4/22/21

PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FIRST 100 DAYS – PROGRESS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES with Brian Gaines on Thursday, 4/29/21

Students entering the CHP after Fall 2018 must participate in at least eight Scholar Adventurers Series (SAS) programs prior to graduation (approximately one per semester). For students who entered prior to Fall 2018, participation in four SAS programs is required.

A student may sign up for more than one SAS per semester, however, repeat attendance in an SAS does not earn additional credit.

If you need to cancel a registration, please delete your submission using the link in the confirmation email that was sent upon submission of your registration, and contact the CHP at chp@illinois.edu.

Questions? Comments? Contact chp@illinois.edu. Suggestions for future SAS programs? Please send an email to CHP Associate Director Elizabeth Rockman at rockman@illinois.edu.