Faculty & Staff

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NAU chemistry professor Jani Ingram receives national award for recruiting, mentoring underrepresented students in STEM disciplines

Ingram, who also leads the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, has made recruiting and mentoring Native American students central to her work. Continue reading

Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land

Lands that hurt and lands that heal: NAU faculty members recognized for unique art at Flagstaff’s Viola Awards

Journalism lecturer Annette McGivney won for her book, "Pure Land," while psychology professor Ann Collier led the team that created "Hope and Trauma," an exhibit about the effects of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. Continue reading

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

Frank von Hippel

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

Bruce Hungate

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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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.