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  • Coloring Book ~ Orange Blue and U

    LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES
    In 1976, University of Illinois mathematicians Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken announced the solution to the Four Color Problem which conjectures that four is the smallest number of colors needed to color the regions of an arbitrary map in such a manner that any two adjacent countries are painted with different colors. The Appel-Haken Four Color Theorem is a landmark result in geometry, graph and network theory, and computer science and solved a mathematical puzzle that dated back to the 1850’s.

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    Cost: $6.00

  • Insulated Tumbler 20oz

    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.

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    Superfluids and Superconductors
    Sir Anthony J. Leggett, 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: $11.00

  • Coffee

    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.

  • Fiji Water

    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.