Impact Illinois 2016

The annual report from the University of Illinois System highlights a few of the initiatives from each of our universities and our healthcare system. [View or download a PDF of the report.]
Learn more about most articles included in the annual report by reading the original stories from the talented writers from the three U of I universities and System administration. If an article is not listed, the story was written for Impact Illinois and does not have a source story. (Front matter about the System is not included.)


Driving the Economy of Our State

Economic Impact

Academic Excellence

Internships as career compass: Bowers; Zawislak; Zelechowski

Law and the love of animals

An "IDEALL" way to study learning

Big finance data, bright futures

Building better child advocates

Serving those who serve, through new veterans center


Student engagement leads to discoveries: psychic robot; bee and wasp enzymes; Illinois Space Society

Taking a right turn toward the future

NYC museum looks to UIS for assist with exhibit

Alaskan forest fires contributing to climate change

Working the system

Artificial ribosome created by UIC researcher

Public Service

Making an impact, one meal at a time: College of Cycling; Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods; Zero Percent

Adding a SPARK

Department of Justice grant funds innocence reviews

Festivals celebrate cultures: Latino Music Festival; UIS International Festival; Matsuri Festival

UIC architecture school leaves a lasting impression

Illinois strategy to reduce nutrient pollution

Health Care

Inspiring the future faces of health care: Young Doctors Club; Hispanic Center of Excellence; GUIDES

Educating nurses around the state

Families with special needs get helping hand

Protecting patients and providers from spread of infections

Tackling cancer in Chicago's low-income, minority neighborhoods

Drug that targets multiple pathways shows promise against disease

Economic Development

For more on these stories, visit: Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation (VPEDI)