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Showing stories for: 2013-2016 Stories of Impact

Illinois Drives Global Environmental Research

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (iSEE) at Illinois leads an interdisciplinary approach to tackle the world’s pressing sustainability, energy and environmental needs of today and tomorrow. With a three-pronged focus on research, campus sustainability and outreach, iSEE is purposed to find solutions for the ever-growing demands of an increasing population without compromising… Continue Reading

Class of 2022 Shows Record-Setting Numbers

With the biggest applicant pool yet, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s freshman class contains record numbers of students from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students—as well as representing a 10-year high of Illinois residents. Among the 10 biggest freshman classes in the country, the newest Illini include 22.2 percent who come from underrepresented backgrounds… Continue Reading

IPRH Humanities Without Walls Consortium Links 15 Research Universities throughout the Midwest and Beyond

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $7,200,000 to IPRH at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to fund interdisciplinary collaboration in the humanities across fifteen research universities located in the Midwest since 2014. By leveraging strengths in the humanities across these distinctive campus ecosystems, the consortium, titled Humanities Without Walls (HWW), aims to create… Continue Reading

New Center Sets the Bar for Design-Thinking Education

Embodying the institutional commitment to world-class education and discovery, the new Siebel Center for Design will channel talents to develop expertise, passion and creativity toward grand challenges. Fostered by transdisciplinary education and problem solving, students across campus will explore ideas and master skills through action. “Our vision for this design center and our vision for… Continue Reading

New Collaboration Provides Opportunities to Students with Autism

A collaboration with Microsoft, Illinois is continuing its dedication to students with the Accessibility Lighthouse Program. The pipeline program supports the growth and development of students with autism, building a clear path for students to pursue STEM careers so they are prepared for the workforce after graduation. The $200,000 investment from Microsoft will help transform… Continue Reading

Illinois Research Combats Food Insecurity

The Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project aims to equip farmers with higher-yielding crops to ensure that everyone has enough food to lead a healthy, productive life. RIPE is improving photosynthesis, the complex 170-step process in which plants convert light and carbon dioxide into the sugars that fuel growth and produce higher yields. RIPE… Continue Reading