Impact Illinois 2015

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.]
Learn more about most articles included in the annual report 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. (Front matter about the University is not included.)
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.

Online Access, Online Success

US News & World Report: UIS; UIC; Urbana

UIS Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service


UIS becomes fifth regional campus for UIC nursing college

SODA for real-world solutions

Internship program jump starts careers

Immersive year in Japan

Postharvest Loss Institute

Medical students broaden experiences, serve communities: Tanaka and Marszalek; Thailand; Haiti; Rural Medicine Education program


Great Lakes environmental data online

Helping Otter: Successful sarcoma surgery

Gentrification index released

Needs of caregivers studied

STARS: Student Technology, Arts & Research Symposium

Optimistic outlook, healthier heart

Health Care

"Treating depression by preventing depression"

Nearly one million Chicagoans live in pharmacy deserts

Continuous health monitoring using simple smart phones

"Microlesions in epilepsy discovered by novel technique

Health assessment identifies needs

UI Health Plus launched

Public Service

Making the connection: Farming and robotics and University of Illinois Extension

On the front lines combating Ebola: JarrettRong

Lincoln papers program garners financial support, honors emeritus professor

Mile Square expands services: Humboldt Park and Auburn Gresham

Science revealed, science explored Illinois' source for agricultural news

Economic Development

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

First new college in Urbana-Champaign in 60 years

Carle-Illinois College of Medicine