News Gems | Fall 2019
Students traveled around the world for field work during summer 2019. Their adventures ranged from investigating antelope diets in Mozambique to studying how evolution is taught in the Galápagos Islands.Learn More about their Adventures
Idaho Central Credit Union Arena
Construction of the 4,200-capacity, mass-timber Idaho Central Credit Union Arena — the future home for Vandal basketball and events — began in June. It is expected to open in 2021.See the Progress
A new $17 million grant to the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will boost the Gem State’s biomedical research and workforce. Led by U of I, the statewide network of educational institutions will continue the work for another five years.
Researcher Jason Barnes will help send a drone-like rotorcraft to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, in 2025. The aircraft, known as Dragonfly, will sample the alien moon’s atmosphere and surface. The mission, with a cost cap of $850 million, is funded by NASA.Read About Dragonfly
Congratulations to the more than 2,400 students who earned a 3.5 GPA on 12 graded credits to qualify for the spring 2019 Dean’s List.
The Vandal Theory
The Vandal Theory podcast, which takes a deep dive into U of I research, returned this fall with interviews and analysis from university researchers on everything from why we click on web links to the role of photography in ending slavery. Download it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher.Read About the Podcast
Published in the fall 2019 issue of Here We Have Idaho.