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Cover of the 2104 annual report: Impact Illinois.Impact Illinois 2014

The annual report from the University of Illinois highlights a few of the initiatives at one of the world's most accomplished and respected public research universities. [View or download a PDF of the report.]
You can learn more about most articles by reading the original stories from the talented writers on the three U of I campuses and in University Administration. If an article is not listed, the story was written for Impact Illinois and does not have a source story.
University Relations thanks our communications colleagues across the University for their original reporting and assistance in this publication. Special thanks to the reporters in the Urbana News Bureau, UIC News Bureau, and Springfield’s Office of Campus Relations as well as staff in the office of the Vice President for Research and the communications team in the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.


Flying high, p 6-7, UIC

Exchange offers double benefits, p 8, UIC

Models for STEM courses, p 8, Urbana

Enhancing cyber training, p 8, UIS

Applying literary craft to shape stories, p 9, Urbana

All roads lead to the U of I, p 9, all campuses


Carp egg model helps natural resource managers, p10-11, Urbana

Putting soybean knowledge to work for African nations, p 12, Urbana

New home for endangered osprey, p 12, UIS

Rome Prize winner eyes optical illusions, p 13, UIC

Club Red, p 13, Urbana

Health Care

For more information about the hospital and clinics, read Illinois Health, the Hospital and Health Sciences System magazine.

Chicago-area health care navigators trained by UIC (see also the Chicago Tribune article referenced), p 16, UIC and HHSS

First graduates of Rockford pharmacy program, p 17, UIC

Public Service

Survey services help community (citizen survey; chamber survey; survey results), p 18-19, UIS

Veterans2Ventures supports entrepreneurial veterans, p 20, UIC

Artificial intelligence lab zeros in on traffic snarles, p 20, UIC

It's better than a night at the museum..., p 21, Urbana

Abused women often fear for pets left behind, p 21, Urbana

Economic Development

Digital Lab for Manufacturing, p 22-23, consortium

The other stories in the economic development section were provided by the office of the Vice President for Research.