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Education

At Boise State, Idaho’s only Alzheimer’s researchers labor to grasp a growing disease

As our populations live longer, Alzheimer’s disease, the progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes dementia in older adults, is a growing concern in the United States. It is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Currently, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is estimated to rise to 16 million by 2050.

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Arts and science together: Research plays vital role in Idaho’s cultural world

Many people don’t naturally pair the words “arts” and “research” together, yet research is as foundational to the arts as it is to any other discipline. The arts enrich college campuses and the towns and cities in which they thrive – educating, entertaining, enlightening and inspiring students, faculty and the community. However, a vibrant arts scene cannot flourish without a strong base in research, a base that helps artists, artists-in-training and the general public understand the cultural and historical implications of their craft, and more deeply appreciate how that craft reflects the human condition.

Bob Kustra retires from BSU and takes a look back on his long career

Boise State University President Bob Kustra retired on Friday, June 29. The Idaho Statesman sat down with him on Wednesday, June 27 to talk about his time as BSU's President.