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  • Illinois in a Basket
    1/27/2014

    Illinois in a Basket provides a collection of small gift items that represent the breadth and depth of excellence at Illinois. Each item is representative of an Illinois pride point and can be purchased for guest speakers and campus visitors.

  • STOCKED ITEMS
    1/27/2014

    Each item listed under 'stocked items' is representative of an Illinois pride point and available for purchase.

  • 1/24/2014

    Medium size brown basket with handle, includes filler, cellophane wrap and ribbon.  Items in basket are not included in price, but can be selected from the list below. Each item is representative of an Illinois pride point covering various areas of excllence at the University of Illinois.

    Measurement: 11" w x 12" h x 8" d
    (basket is 6" high where contents are placed)

    Cost: $10.00

  • 1/24/2014

    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    The University Library holds more than 13 million volumes and 24 million items and materials in all formats, languages, and subjects, including 9 million microforms, 120,000 serials, 148,000 audio-recordings, more than 930,000 audiovisual materials, more than 280,000 electronic books, 12,000 films, and 650,000 maps.

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    Cost: Free

  • 1/24/2014

    ENGINEERING

    Jack Kilby, an Illinois College of Engineering alumnus, invented the hand-held calculator while working at Texas Instruments in 1967. Kilby shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in physics for his part in the invention of the microchip and currently holds more than 60 patents.

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    Cost: $2.50

  • 1/27/2014

    INSTITUTE for GENOMIC BIOLOGY

    In 2013, a team of Illinois researchers led by entomology professor Gene Robinson, discovered that some honey bees have distinct personalities. Certain bees in the hive were found to be more likely than their sisters to scout for new food sources and nest sites. The researchers found thousands of distinct differences in gene activity in the brains of scouting and non-scouting bees, and further found the same genes may be used by insects, humans and other animals in the evolution of behavior. 

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    Cost: $3.50

  • 1/27/2014

    BUSINESS

    University of Illinois professor John Kindt is a senior editor of the U.S. International Gaming® Report.  For 20 years, his research has focused on the societal, business and economic impacts of decriminalizing gambling activities – particularly gambling’s destabilization of international financial institutions and criminal justice systems, resulting in increased addicted gamblers, bankruptcies and crime.

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    Cost: $3.50

  • 1/27/2014

    MEDICINE

    In 1916 William A. Noyes, the head of the chemistry department, argued successfully for an addition to be built to house the largest chemistry department in the United States. The roster of scientists who studied or taught at Noyes Laboratory reads like a Who’s Who of American chemistry. It includes 10 Nobel Prize winners; 23 presidents of the American Chemical Society; and 12 winners of the Priestley Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Chemical Society.

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    Cost: $0.25

  • 1/27/2014

    ATHLETICS

    The Illini golf team has boasted two recent NCAA individual champions in Scott Langley (2010) and Thomas Pieters (2012). The men’s golf team has won six of the last seven Big Ten titles.

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    Cost: $1.00 - package of 10

  • 1/27/2014

    MEDIA

    Illinois has a rich history in film innovation. Joseph Tykociner gave the first public demonstration of sound recorded simultaneously with pictures on film, which took place on the Urbana campus. Alumnus Tomlinson M. Holman developed the technology that produces a surround sound experience at the movie theater. 

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    Cost: $7.00

  • 1/27/2014

    INSTITUTE for GENOMIC BIOLOGY

    In 2013, a team of Illinois researchers led by entomology professor Gene Robinson, discovered that some honey bees have distinct personalities. Certain bees in the hive were found to be more likely than their sisters to scout for new food sources and nest sites. The researchers found thousands of distinct differences in gene activity in the brains of scouting and non-scouting bees, and further found the same genes may be used by insects, humans and other animals in the evolution of behavior. 

    Label included

    Cost: $2.50

  • 1/27/2014

    APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

    The modern fitness movement got its start at Illinois. In 1944, Thomas K. Cureton became the founding director of the Physical Fitness Research Laboratory in the College of Applied Health Sciences, one of the first of its kind in the nation. Cureton developed methods to test cardiovascular fitness, aquatic performance and to appraise the human physique.


    ENGINEERING

    Superfluids and Superconductors
    Sir Anthony J. Leggett, the John D. and Caterine T. MacArthur Professor of Physics, shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pinoneering theories that help to explain the seemingly strange behavior of superfluid helium at temperatures approaching absolute zero.


    LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

    For more than a century, Illinois chemistry professors have analyzed thousands of Illinois water samples. They created the first systematic documentation of the quality of Illinois water. These data became the basis for sanitary and public health reform, standards of water quality and the science of aquatic ecology.

     

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    Cost: $10.00

  • 1/27/2014

    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    Illinois has always believed in mobility. Illinois was the first postsecondary institution to introduce curb cuts to accommodate students with disabilities. Illinois is also home of the first wheelchair-accessible fixed route bus system, the first accessible university residence halls and the first collegiate adapted sports and recreation program for students with disabilities. Illinois has been named the most “disability friendly” U.S. college campus.

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    Cost: $2.50

  • 1/27/2014

    ENGINEERING

    Illinois engineering professor emeritus Nick Holonyak Jr. invented the LED in 1962 and has been called “the father of the light-emitting diode." In addition to being widely used in flashlights, LEDs also are used in airplanes, cars, microscopes and traffic signals.

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    Cost: $5.00

     

  • 1/27/2014

    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    Illinois has the largest alumni network in the country, and there are more than 425,000 living alumni worldwide. Wherever you are in the world, you're never far from a fellow Illini. Our alumni live in all 50 states and 115 countries.

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  • 1/27/2014

    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    Illinois truly is an international institution. Illinois is ranked the No. 2 public university for international students. And more than 27 percent of Illinois students study abroad.


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    Cost: $1.00

  • 7/8/2016

    FINE AND APPLIED ARTS

    Talk about noteworthy! The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has been amazing audiences and performers alike since it opened in 1969. As the nation’s leading university-based performing arts center, Krannert presents more than 300 diverse performances each season.

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    Cost: $2.50

  • 1/27/2014

    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    This full-color, 64-page magazine offers feature content as well as maps, calendars, sports and performance schedules, and general campus information.

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    Cost: Free

  • 1/24/2014

    AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - ACES

    These biodegradable pens are made from post-consumer newspaper waste.  They represent the ideal of sustainability that is the cornerstone of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.  Through our research and scholarship, we invest in the future to reach a goal of increased sustainability for our community and planet.

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    Cost: $1.25/pk

  • 1/27/2014

    ENGINEERING

    Mosaic, the first popular graphical browser for the Web, originated at Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Upon its 1993 release to the public, Mosaic gave Internet users easy access to multimedia sources of information, transforming the exchange of information.


    GSLIS Graduate School of Library Information Science

    In a world with increasingly abundant information, there is a critical need for professionals to access, organize and preserve it. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report, leads research and education at the intersection of people, information and technology.


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    Cost: $6.00

  • PERISHABLE ITEMS
    1/27/2014

    Each item listed under 'perishable items' is representative of an Illinois pride point.  Your department will be responsible for purchasing the perishable item indicated for your basket.  Illinois in a Basket will provide LABELS ONLY.

  • 1/27/2014

    LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

    In 2000, Illinois chemists developed an artificial nose that is simple, fast and inexpensive. It works by visualizing odors such as pollutants, illegal drugs and one of the most distinct smells – coffee.

  • 1/27/2014

    AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - ACES

    The Sustainable Student Farm grows a variety of produce for use in University Housing dining halls. Almost 95 percent of the harvest is used for student meals; the rest is sold directly to the public. The dining halls also use 600,000 gallons of milk that is produced on campus.

  • 1/27/2014

    APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

    The modern fitness movement got its start at Illinois. In 1944, Thomas K. Cureton became the founding director of the Physical Fitness Research Laboratory in the College of Applied Health Sciences, one of the first of its kind in the nation. Cureton developed methods to test cardiovascular fitness, aquatic performance and to appraise the human physique.


    LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

    For more than a century, Illinois chemistry professors have analyzed thousands of Illinois water samples. They created the first systematic documentation of the quality of Illinois water. These data became the basis for sanitary and public health reform, standards of water quality and the science of aquatic ecology.

  • 1/27/2014

    AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - ACES

    Teaching Illinois communities about healthy eating is only one job for University of Illinois Extension.The flagship outreach effort of the U. of I., Extension offers education programs on healthy societies, food security, environmental stewardship and sustainable food production and marketing systems. Extension has a presence in all 102 Illinois counties and beyond.

  • 1/27/2014

    FINE & APPLIED ARTS

    Japan House is a unique facility that is part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois. It is a teaching facility for not only university students but also the general public.  Academic classes are held throughout the semester, tea ceremonies are offered on a weekly basis and numerous outreach programs and classes for the public strive to bring the traditional arts of Japan to the Illinois prairie.

  • 1/27/2014

    BUSINESS

    The College of Business at Illinois believes solid professional placement is the capstone of a rigorous education. Each year, students are given the opportunity to network with company representatives and learn about full-time and internship opportunities at the Business Career Fair. PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble are just a few of the Fortune 100 companies that recruit on campus.


    LABOR & EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

    The School of Labor and Employment Relations has been established as a leader in training human resources and industrial resources professionals for more than 60 years and has successfully placed interns and graduates in their chosen field. PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble are just a few of the Fortune 100 companies that recruit on campus.


    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    Illinois believes solid professional placement is the capstone of a rigorous education. Each year, students are given the opportunity to network with company representatives and learn about full-time and internship opportunities. PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble are just a few of the Fortune 100 companies that recruit on campus.

  • 1/27/2014

    AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - ACES

    In 1953, Illinois professor John R. Laughnan discovered that kernels of a mutant corn were unusually sweet. Within eight years, he developed the “Illini Supersweet” hybrid that revolutionized the sweet corn industry. Supersweet, now a dominant variety internationally, is higher in protein and lower in calories than conventional sweet corn.

  • 1/27/2014

    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    In 2008, Illinois made a commitment to reduce campus water usage 30 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. Illinois is an innovator in water-use reduction and research. Other efforts include student work on water filtration systems throughout Africa and faculty research projects on drainage systems.

  • Soynuts
    1/27/2014

    AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - ACES

    Illinois is the top state in soybean production, growing more than 9 million acres annually. Historically, the University of Illinois has been a birthplace for soybean innovation – establishing the plant as a cash crop – and it continues cutting-edge research today.

  • 1/27/2014

    MEDICINE

    Illinois chemistry professor Paul Lauterbur conducted research that led to the development of magnetic resonance imaging. In 2003, his work was honored with the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Today, MRI scans remain the primary way to see inside the body, providing detailed images that can detect tiny changes within structures.


    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been committed to excellence in research, teaching, and public engagement. Among the University's most significant resources is its talented and highly respected faculty. University of Illinois faculty and alumni have traveled to Sweden 23 times to collect Nobel Prizes, and we have 21 Pulitzer Prize winners, too.

  • 1/27/2014

    BUSINESS

    The College of Business at Illinois believes solid professional placement is the capstone of a rigorous education. Each year, students are given the opportunity to network with company representatives and learn about full-time and internship opportunities at the Business Career Fair. PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble are just a few of the Fortune 100 companies that recruit on campus.


    LABOR & EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

    The School of Labor and Employment Relations has been established as a leader in training human resources and industrial resources professionals for more than 60 years and has successfully placed interns and graduates in their chosen field. PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble are just a few of the Fortune 100 companies that recruit on campus.



    OVERALL EXCELLENCE

    Illinois believes solid professional placement is the capstone of a rigorous education. Each year, students are given the opportunity to network with company representatives and learn about full-time and internship opportunities. PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble are just a few of the Fortune 100 companies that recruit on campus.