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NAU’s Yiqi Luo selected as Ecological Society of America fellow

Luo was recognized for his fundamental contributions in understanding ecosystem dynamics and for his pioneering approaches and applications of data assimilation techniques in ecological research. Continue reading

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CSAC at NAU holding annual employee appreciation mixer

The mixer is open to all classified staff and will include refreshments, informational tables, prizes and networking opportunities. Continue reading

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To combat decrease in science literacy, NAU professor creates Science History Podcast

Biology professor Frank von Hippel talks with experts from throughout the world, discussing nuclear weapons, the effects of toxins on hormones and more. Continue reading

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Free trainings on Qualtrics, data, budgets and more available for NAU personnel

The Human Resources department is offering a number of new classes to help employees improve their skills. Continue reading

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NAU’s Hungate named vice chair of DOE advisory committee

Ecoss director Bruce Hungate will advise on the many complex scientific and technical issues that arise in the development and implementation of the Biological and Environmental Research program. Continue reading

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Candidates for the position of director of planning, design and construction to visit NAU

Members of the campus community will have the opportunity to meet each candidate. Continue reading

NAU seeking nominations for President’s Achievement Award

NAU employees are encouraged to nominate employees who employee's whose performance exceeds expectations for the President's Achievement Award. Continue reading


Longtime NAU employees recognized for years of service

Nearly 150 Northern Arizona University faculty and staff members recently were honored for their many years of service to the university. Given in five-year increments, the award recognizes longtime employees who have worked for NAU at least 15 years. Those … Continue reading

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NAU partners with Navajo schools to develop innovative new Teachers Institute

Teachers can attend an informational seminar on Jan. 3 in Window Rock and learn more about the program, which is part of the Yale National Initiative. Continue reading

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NAU ITS announces new Adobe contract, offers faculty and staff affordable applications

The $85 license is valid for one user for up to one year for two machines—one of which could be a home or personal computer. Continue reading

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Michael Horn President’s Distinguished Speaker Series continues with education innovator
Michael Horn, an expert on disruptive innovation, online learning, blended learning and competency-based learning, will speak about transforming the education system to be more student-centered.
Bill Franke Celebrating a decade of impact: How one family changed the lives of 29,504 NAU students
Eric Hughes, a Franke Scholar, didn't think his college experience would include traveling abroad for the first time, earning a prestigious internship and meeting Warren Buffett—but it did, thanks to Bill and Carolyn Franke and the business college that dawns their name.
‘A very powerful, poignant and poetic impulse:’ NAU, Flagstaff communities invited to fifth annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week (VIDEO)
The weeklong series of events will educate, entertain and introduce participants to the complex history and culture of hip hop music.
Beulah overnight road closures ADOT announces overnight road closures on Beulah near south end of NAU campus
Both north- and southbound lanes on Beulah will be closed overnight next week, though on different nights. Use I-17 as a detour.
NAU Service Professional Advisory Council hosts cleanup
Recycle and trash bags and grabbers will be provided to participants. Families, children and pets on leashes are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves and water.
Jazz greats come to NAU for workshops, performances
Jazz great Lucas Pino and jazz band No Net Nonet will work and perform with NAU School of Music students during their upcoming visit to NAU

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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.