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F&S consists of dedicated, experienced, and skilled professionals who take pride in helping the university achieve excellence. Fostering collaboration across campus and maximizing the impact of programs and services is vital in supporting the mission of the university. F&S’ team of employees plan, build, maintain, and serve the campus while exhibiting the organization’s core values of safety, integrity, respect, trust, and teamwork in all aspects of their work. These videos showcase the people and projects that are shaping the future of campus.


The Department of Latina/Latino Studies & La Casa Cultural Latina Murals



The video features an update on the conservation work of vibrant room-size murals symbolizing the struggle of Latina/Latino students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  A fact sheet with more information about the murals history and meaning is available.

Conservation of the Alma Mater


On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, The Alma Mater was removed from her granite pedestal and transported to The Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio (CSOS) in Forest Park, Illinois for conservation. Due to years of deterioration, it was determined parts of the sculpture needed to be disassembled and all corroded bolts and fasteners removed and replaced.


This required intricate disassembly in some parts of the sculpture, while in other sections, the bolts are accessible without disassembly. Access to all surfaces of the sculpture, both interior and exterior, are necessary to clean and remove corrosion and oxidation residues.


The conservation work was completed in spring 2014 and the Alma Mater was returned to campus in time for Commencement.


This video features an interview with CSOS Director and lead conservator on the Alma Mater sculpture Andrzej Dajnowski. For more images, video, and interview material on the conservation of the Alma
Mater see http://uofi.box.com/almamater.