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Honoring our communities: NAU hosts American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

The conference invites community members and educators of all levels to participate in activities designed to better the lives and education of Indigenous children by creating a deeper understanding of how teachers can connect with these students, their families and their cultures. Continue reading

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NAU Summer Seminar Series gives Flagstaff way to spend long summer nights

Professors cover a wide breadth of topics, including international and American politics, environmental issues and advancements in virtual reality, in this series, which is open to the public. Continue reading

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Feeling stressed? Twenty minutes of meditation could be what you need

Northern Arizona University employees looking to decompress may find help by attending one of the two meditation seminars being held on campus. Continue reading

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Suzuki Strings performance to add youthful delight to 9th Hullabaloo Festival

About 20 young violinists from the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy will take the stage from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2, in Flagstaff’s downtown Wheeler Park. Continue reading

American Legion hosts Memorial Day weekend events for Flagstaff, NAU communities

The American Legion Mark A Moore Post 3 in Flagstaff is looking for volunteers to place flags at veterans' graves over Memorial Day weekend to honor fallen heroes. Continue reading

President Rita Cheng and CEO of The Chair Academy announce new partnership

NAU, Chair Academy partner to develop next generation of higher education leaders

A need to develop leaders who can navigate the fast-changing landscape of higher education has led to a new partnership between Northern Arizona University and The Chair Academy, a Mesa Community College-based organization that offers leadership development programs for college … Continue reading

Flagstaff Bike to Work Week

Participate in Bike to School and Work Week May 20 – 25

Join Flagstaff in the annual Bike to School and Work Week from May 20-25! Participate in events throughout the week for chances to win various raffle prizes. Continue reading

Employee Development Day, Pathway to Excellence: Develop U

‘Develop U’ at NAU’s annual Employee Development Day

Develop your skills both in and out of the office with more than 40 personal and professional development topics at NAU's annual Employee Development Day. Registration is now open! Continue reading

Annual abandoned bike roundup starting next week

Staying on campus over the summer? Pick up a green tag for your bike to prevent accidental collection during the annual abandoned bike roundup starting next week. Continue reading

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Tickets available for the NAU Student Film Festival on May 6

The annual festival allows students to showcase film projects they have completed as part of their studies and receive recognition for creating outstanding films. Continue reading

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Jupiter moons orbits NAU astronomer on team that discovered 12 new moons of Jupiter
Chad Trujillo is part of the team that is searching for Planet X, a large ice planet that orbits outside of Pluto. They also discovered a dwarf planet in 2014.
Compost Trash to treasure: NAU’s composting machine turning food waste into fertilizer (VIDEO)
As the awareness level of how harmful trash is to the environment continues to grow, people throughout the world are doing what they can to make a difference. At NAU, that means introducing programs that promote recycling and help reduce trash waste.
rattlesnake ‘In it for the animals:’ NAU snake researcher talks about myths vs. reality around snakes
Herpetologist Erika Nowak is one of the leading experts on the endangered narrow-headed gartersnakes and was one of the first woman scientists to study rattlesnakes 30 years ago, paving the way for an influx of women since.
Man walking on moon For Moon Day, learn how NAU researchers are advancing our understanding of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor
Professors Nadine Barlow, Christopher Edwards and Mark Loeffler of the Department of Physics and Astronomy talk about how the Moon provides a control for other planetary bodies.
Map of U.S. Citizen-scientist study results find ticks capable of carrying lyme disease in 83 new 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.

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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.