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Measuring tree height.

Unlocking the mysteries of plant root function, from Alaska to South Africa

Studies have measured root biomass and root profiles, but very few look at the function of those roots. Continue reading

c difficile bacterium

Flinn Foundation funding allows NAU researchers to follow pathways to community health

Pathogen leads to a multi-billion dollar financial burden associated with treatment of C. difficile colitis. Continue reading

Regents' professor Tom Whitham

NAU’s Whitham receives Frances B. McAllister Award for Conservation and Education

Whitham is a pioneer in the science of community and ecosystem genetics. Continue reading

blowing dust

U.S. patent issued for Valley Fever detection technology developed by NAU and TGen

An estimated 150,000 cases of Valley Fever occur in Arizona each year. Continue reading

International Pavilion

Two latest LEED buildings extend NAU’s legacy of sustainability

Certifications bring total number of LEED buildings on NAU campus to 12. Continue reading

soil fungi

NAU’s Hungate co-authors research report published in ‘Science’

Research helps resolve a long-standing debate about the role of nitrogen limitation for plant responses to carbon dioxide. Continue reading

Returning AmeriCorps Members

Civic Service Institute at NAU awarded grant to launch statewide AmeriCorps program

Project seeks to improve on-time high school graduation rates and postsecondary enrollment rates in Arizona. Continue reading

Students on computers in classroom

NAU selected for national project to improve undergraduate education with adaptive courseware

Program aimed at better meeting the general education needs of today’s undergraduate students. Continue reading

Tobacco-free NAU Fresh Air is on the Horizon nau.edu/tobaccofree

Reminder: NAU is now tobacco-free

The student-driven policy supports a healthy learning and working environment for all. Continue reading

Bruce Hungate

Bruce Hungate elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Fellows are elected based on records of scientific achievement and advances in microbiology. Continue reading

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