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Boise State University is a public, metropolitan research university located in the heart of Idaho’s capital city. We offer an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and experiences that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity.

Research and creative activities advance new knowledge and benefit students, the community, the state and the nation. As an integral part of its metropolitan environment, the university is engaged in professional and continuing education programming, policy issues, and promoting the region’s economic vitality and cultural enrichment.

Boise State University aspires to be a research university known for the finest undergraduate education in the region, and outstanding research and graduate programs. With its exceptional faculty, staff and student body – combined with its location in the heart of a thriving metropolitan area, the university will be viewed as an engine that drives the Idaho economy, providing significant return on public investment.

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Since the mid-1990s, people have been doing less and less walking or bicycling to work and school and spending a lot more time staring at screens. RainStar/E+ via Getty Images

A boom in fitness trackers isn’t leading to a boom in physical activity – men, women, kids and adults in developed countries are all moving less

Research is revealing that fitness trackers alone can be helpful facilitators toward changing a sedentary lifestyle but don’t motivate people to increase their physical activity.
Replacing ships like the Moskva will be pricey. The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet recently sank after suffering damage. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

Russia faces first foreign default since 1918 – here’s how it could complicate Putin’s ability to wage war in Ukraine

Russia is on the verge of defaulting on its foreign debt, which not only could have severe economic consequences but could also complicate Putin’s ability to wage a prolonged war in Ukraine.
Building solar panels over water sources is one way to both provide power and reduce evaporation in drought-troubled regions. Robin Raj, Citizen Group & Solar Aquagrid

These energy innovations could transform how we mitigate climate change, and save money in the process – 5 essential reads

From pulling carbon dioxide out of the air to turning water into fuel, innovators are developing new technologies and pairing existing ones to help slow global warming.
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme’s mustache – and his basketball skills – helped him earn an endorsement from Dollar Shave Club. AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer

March Madness stars can now cash in on endorsements – but some limits set by states and universities may still be unconstitutional

States and universities have passed many rules governing what types of name, image and likeness deals athletes can sign. Most are innocuous, but three may violate their First Amendment rights.
A pilot plant near the Salton Sea in California pairs lithium extraction with geothermal energy production. Michael McKibben

How a few geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch and boost the EV battery industry

Lithium is essential for batteries that power electric vehicles and store energy from solar and wind farms. A new U.S. source could provide 10 times more lithium than the country uses today.
In a 1949 photograph, Mori works in his family’s nursery in San Leandro, Calif. Courtesy of Steven Y. Mori

Toshio Mori endured internment camps and overcame discrimination to become the first Japanese American to publish a book of fiction

On Dec. 2, 1941, a publication date was set for Mori’s first book. Five days later, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, upending the writer’s life and throwing the book’s publication into doubt.
Banana plantation workers in Panama find shade under a vehicle during a break. Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images

Heat waves hit the poor hardest – a new study calculates the rising impact on those least able to adapt to the warming climate

The risk from heat waves is about more than intensity – being able to cool off is essential, and that’s hard to find in many low-income areas of the world.
El ejército estadounidense realizando un ejercicio de entrenamiento militar para emergencias en Alemania el 27 de enero de 2022. Armin Weigel / Picture alliance via Getty Images

¿Por qué Joe Biden está enviando más tropas a Europa del Este?

El presidente estadounidense ha ordenado el despliegue de tres mil soldados más para apoyar a la OTAN en Europa del Este. Con ello, Biden se adentra tanto en un conflicto regional como en un territorio jurídico enmarañado.
The U.S. army conducts a military training exercise for emergencies in Germany on Jan. 27, 2022. Armin Weigel/picture alliance via Getty Images

Biden sending more troops to Eastern Europe – 3 key issues behind the decision

President Joe Biden is deploying 3,000 troops to support NATO in Eastern Europe. By doing so, Biden enters both a regional conflict and tangled legal territory.
Over there, over there (again). Omar Marques/Getty Images

The US military presence in Europe has been declining for 30 years – the current crisis in Ukraine may reverse that trend

The Pentagon has announced that as many as 8,500 troops have been put on standby to be deployed in Europe as a counter to the threat of the Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border.
U.S. Army soldiers walk to their C-17 cargo plane for departure on May 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

After Afghanistan, US military presence abroad faces domestic and foreign opposition in 2022

If the United States expects to sustain its global influence, it will have to navigate increasing international and domestic pressure against its foreign military presence.
Para astronom telah menemukan cara untuk memperkirakan jumlah bintang di alam semesta. Comstock Images via Getty Images

Ada berapa banyak bintang di langit?

Secara mengejutkan, jumlah bintang di alam semesta diperkirakan dengan baik oleh para ilmuwan.
At least 13 former Trump administration officials, including Jared Kushner and Kayleigh McEnany, pictured here, violated the Hatch Act, according to a new federal investigation released Nov. 9, 2021. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

The Hatch Act, the law Trump deputies are said to have broken, requires government employees to work for the public interest, not partisan campaigns

More than a dozen Trump administration officials are said to have violated a federal law that bars federal employees from political campaigning. They weren’t the first to have run afoul of the law.
The $1 trillion bill was a heavy lift for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (center). Next up: the budget reconciliation bill known as Build Back Better. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Congress passes $1T infrastructure bill – but how does the government go about spending that much money?

The government uses a process called public procurement. A professor of public policy explains how the process works and how it is increasingly used to achieve social goals.

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