Stephen M. Shuster
Professor of invertebrate zoology
Charles R. Darwin, whose 206th birthday occurs this week, was correct about many things. His observations on how differential survival and reproduction within natural populations leads to evolutionary change, is only one of his enduring contributions.
Among his less well‐known observations is why the ratio of females to males in sexually reproducing species usually equalizes at 1. Darwin was the first to notice… Read more
By Taran McZee
Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Services
What does Black History Month mean to me? Well, it means everything. Celebrating diversity, it means recognizing the accomplishments of African-Americans who helped to create and sustain this great nation of ours. I also believe it sends a message to not limit ourselves.
Yes, February is Black History month, but we should celebrate everyone, every day and respect and appreciate our differences. Black… Read more
I was 12 years old in 1972 when Title IX was enacted. Up until that point (and ever since), my life has been sports.
As a young girl, I grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by sisters, brothers and other children of similar age. We all had two things in common,… Read more
By Lori Poloni-Staudinger
Chair of the Department of Politics and
Wednesday, terrorists attacked the heart of Paris at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo resulting in 12 deaths, among them cartoonists and editors. The violence is still unfolding today.
Why strike Charlie Hebdo? The magazine is easily identified at newsstands throughout Paris by its inflammatory and poignant covers. Of particular import to this week’s attack, were the magazine’s controversial depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. One cartoon had… Read more
Veterans Day is an important time for Andrew Esmeier, a first-year student at NAU, who recognizes not all fellow combat veterans will have the chance to earn a college degree.
NAU has programs in place to support veterans who want to succeed in college; for Esmeier, that means participating in NAU’s transitional resiliency course for veterans and working at the Veteran Success Center.
Hear more of Esmeier’s story and his transition to NAU in the video below.
By Lanita Collette, university information security officer
In 1986, a man by the name of Clifford Stoll working in a lab at Berkley tracked down a hacker by following digital clues the hacker left behind. This was later recognized as one of the first examples of digital forensics. You may have heard of Stoll’s detective work from the book chronicling his adventures called the The Cuckoo’s Egg.
What is the NAU connection? Dr. Stoll is an astronomer and in… Read more
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Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees … Read more about NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment
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Sept. 12, 2019For three weeks each year, the walls of the Beasley Gallery at NAU are more than just walls. They become the art.Since 2010, the Beasley’s Wall Draw show has … Read more about NAU’s Beasley Gallery opens doors for another year of the Beasley’s Wall Draw Show (PHOTOS)
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It all started with a teddy bear.Then raising and keeping pets, going hunting with his dad and realizing he was the only ‘90s kid whose bedroom walls were covered in posters of … Read more about Born in tragedy: How an NAU alumnus helped save the life of one Lucky elk