IHE is pronounced Eehay, and is derived from the Igbo language of Nigeria meanings Light. IHE signifies the absence of darkness, or enlightenment, knowledge, wisdom, intelligence and spiritual purity. We chose IHE to symbolize the role of science in dispelling myths, superstition and irrationality. During the 17th century, scientific discoveries, such as Newton's Laws of motion, brought Europe out of the "Dark Ages" into the "Age of Reason" and "Enlightenment." Since that time, advances in the sciences have led to progress in all areas of human endeavor including industry, health, the environment, travel, communications, agriculture and economics, and our quality of life has improved greatly. We hope that IHE will continue to highlight our commitment to scientific inquiry at Lincoln University.