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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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Freshman Letters

NAU in review: Look back to the top NAU News stories of 2017

Relive 2017 with the most read posts from NAU News, covering research, commencement and international recognition. Continue reading

NAU’s unique study abroad program wins international award

NAU was honored for its Interdisciplinary Global Program, which allows students to study and work in another country for a full year, helping them to prepare for work in the global economy. Continue reading

Patient with autism spectrum disorder

NAU researcher discovers key to fighting autism may lie not in the mind, but in the gut

Greg Caporaso and team performed fecal microbial transplants, which showed promising results that could lead to a new treatment option. Continue reading

NAU student-athletes and Louie the Lumberjack join Flagstaff area elementary school students at an assembly.

Lumberjack love: NAU student-athletes work with area elementary school children

Members of several NAU sports teams worked with local elementary school students to encourage academic responsibility, good character and fitness through the Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. program Continue reading

NAU recognized for excellence in diversity

Northern Arizona University recently received the prestigious 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Continue reading

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Autopsies reveal new information about the Sverdlovsk anthrax accident

NAU scientists, along with TGen, uncovered instrumental data on what some refer to as the “biological Chernobyl.” Continue reading

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NAU ranked No. 1 in the nation for social media engagement in higher education

Northern Arizona University has placed itself at the top of the mountain when it comes to social media engagement. Continue reading

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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.