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Learn fire prevention and safety on campus, in northern Arizona and statewide

Help protect the community by utilizing good fire safety practices. Continue reading

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NAU PD earns eighth consecutive accreditation

The Northern Arizona University Police Department received a unanimous vote for its eighth consecutive accreditation at a recent meeting of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA). In November, CALEA, which serves as the international gold standard … Continue reading

Undergraduate Expo begins with Educate2Act, water symposium, climate change teach-in

The teach-in aims to encourage conversations about climate change among faculty, staff, students and community members from disparate disciplines. Continue reading

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Registration open for School of Forestry annual youth summer camp

The program focuses on “nurturing the love of nature” while teaching campers about forests, wildlife and science through hands-on lessons delivered by NAU students. Continue reading

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NAU student awarded Udall Foundation 2018 Native American Congressional Internship

Chelsi Tsosie, a dual marketing and management major, was selected based on her academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy. Continue reading

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Plan ahead: I-40 westbound ramp closure starting Monday

As ADOT begins construction at the freeway interchanges near the south end of NAU, know what to expect for your commute. Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Month with a variety of activities around the city, NAU

Celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Month with a variety events that celebrate sustainability and encourage the community to keep NAU and Flagstaff green. Continue reading

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Northern Arizona University’s Native American Advisory Board elects new officers

Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler is the new chairwoman of the board, which advocates for Native American students and advises the administration. Continue reading

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President Cheng, delegation visit NAU’s strategic partner institution in China

President Cheng and Chairman Guan of Huaquiao University in Quanzhou discussed various aspects of academic collaboration between NAU and HQU. Continue reading

NAU’s Department of Dental Hygiene holds annual Kiddie Clinic

The clinic, for children between the ages of 2 and 15, offers X-rays, dental exams, cleanings, oral hygiene education and fluoride for $25 and $5 per tooth sealant. Continue reading

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Map of U.S. Citizen-scientist study results find ticks capable of carrying lyme disease in 83 additional U.S. counties
As part of the study, people across the country sent in more than 16,000 ticks to NAU researchers who tested them for various bacterial infections. Results show ticks capable of carrying Lyme disease are more widespread than originally thought.
President Cheng in Israel President Cheng joins U.S. delegation to explore bilateral collaboration in Israel
She was part of the American Jewish Council's Project Interchange delegation, which spent a week exchanging ideas on innovation and learning.
Michael Ort NAU geologist studies ‘super-eruption’ of ancient Italian volcano
Michael Ort recently received a $290K NSF grant to analyze the Campanian Ignimbrite super-eruption, which occurred 39,000 years ago and affected areas as far away as Moscow.
Catherine Propper with student NAU team receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines
NAU RISE for Native Americans will provide two years of research training to undergraduates and master’s level students across STEM disciplines—from biology to informatics to engineering.
forest Former NAU postdocs author paper linking forest restoration to better water quality
The forest restoration study, which Frances O'Donnell and Williams Flatley co-authored with professors Abe Springer and Peter Fulé, was published in Ecological Applications.

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Underneath the lion: Celebrate the Lunar New Year at NAU with traditional lion dance performances
NAU senior Colleen McDowell struggled with high-functioning autism and depression, then she enrolled in PES100, a Chinese Martial Arts course, and became a lion dancer. Enjoy several performances at NAU and throughout town on Feb. 16 to ring in the year of the dog.
growth of microbial taxa Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates
Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments.
Scott Anderson studying Norway lake mud NAU paleoecologist discovering secrets of Northern Norway’s history in lake mud
Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten.