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Here We Have Idaho Magazine

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Design. Print. Build.
A U of I team aims to revolutionize the construction industry by transforming Idaho wood waste into 3D-printed homes. Read about the project.

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Young men and women sit in a small circle in a classroom in the Idaho Correctional Institution – Orofino. They are looking at papers in their laps and smiling and talking to each other about them.

Unlocking Hope
U of I’s Prison Education Initiative provides new opportunities for incarcerated individuals, transforming lives and communities. Read how the program could reduce recidivism.

Return of the Rock Suckers
A team of U of I researchers is working with regional tribes to restore the population of Pacific lamprey, an eel-like fish that once thrived in Northwest rivers and plays a key role in its ecosystem. Learn how they’re doing it.

Two women and three men stand outside Hunga Dunga Brewing in Moscow each holding a black, gold and silver can of Vandal Victory Lager beer.

Gold, Bold and Cold
A Moscow brewer and alumnus scores with the Vandal Victory Lager, U of I’s first licensed beer. Read his story, which included the threat of an intervention, and find out where to get it.

A young woman smiles as she holds a Northern Idaho ground squirrel in an open field dotted with pine trees under a blue sky.

Going to Ground
A U of I researcher unravels why the Northern Idaho ground squirrel is losing ground in the only place it lives, a small chunk of two counties in Central Idaho. Learn why.

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From the President

This issue of Here We Have Idaho features stories of Vandals shaping the future with thoughtfulness and care for those who come after us.

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Meng Zhao, a bald man wearing glasses and a brown jacket over a blue T-shirt, inserts a small rod into a plastic tank with different layers of labeled soil.

Sustainable Science
In search of sustainability, four new researchers at U of I are questioning the fundamental ways things have always been done in the areas of water usage, antibiotics, chemical manufacturing and disease prediction. Look at the world through their eyes.

Janine Zacca Zenner and Chris Zenner stand next to a kitchen counter beside a tray displaying dried and fresh fruit, vegetables and packaged containers of hummus.

Nourishing Enterprise
U of I’s Caldwell-based Food Technology Center fuels economic returns for the state by supporting the growth of Idaho food entrepreneurs. Read how the center helps them take their products to the next level.

In a workshop with machinery and a computer, a young woman wearing safety glasses and a gray sweatshirt traces a metal tool over a wooden board with cut-out designs.

The Art of Healing
A student’s realization that the generic surroundings of a hospital room are not conducive to healing led her to U of I’s Interior Architecture and Design program where she became an award-winning furniture designer. Read her story.

The Vandal Theory Podcast

“What gets University of Idaho researchers’ brains buzzing … besides coffee?” These award-winning stories showcase researchers exploring and solving real-world problems.


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