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Drought

NAU researchers contribute to finding of drought’s lasting impact in forests

Recovery from drought takes much longer than previously believed. Continue reading

Bionic Ankle

NSF award propels NAU team toward all-terrain prosthetic

Breakthrough algorithm opens potential to more natural movement with bionic ankle. Continue reading

Womens's outdoor track and field

NAU student-athletes earn Big Sky All-Academic honors

Men's and women's outdoor track, men's and women's tennis and women's golf were recognized for academic success for the spring. Continue reading

Artist's conception of a rubble-pile asteroid and a dust cloud asteroid.

Team led by NAU’s Trilling to receive NASA award for asteroid observations

Award recognizes work of Spitzer Near Earth Asteroid Team. Continue reading

James Coleman

VCU dean chosen as NAU’s provost

James Coleman will begin his new role as provost in August. Continue reading

Ice lab equipment

NAU growing ice to support mission to Pluto

As a worldwide audience awaits images from NASA’s spacecraft flyby of Pluto, NAU scientists already are supporting astronomer’s understanding of the dwarf planet’s surface. Continue reading

The Suites aglow

New on-campus residence hall to accommodate student growth

Northern Arizona University and American Campus Communities are teaming up again to construct a new residence hall on the Flagstaff campus to accommodate increased demands for on-campus housing. Continue reading

Latest Site Activity

Scott Halle holds up donated NAU shirt Thanks, NAU: More than 1500 items donated in this year’s clothing drive
Today wrapped up the annual Classified Staff Advisory Council winter clothing drive, and organizers were thrilled with the turnout.
NAU logo NARBHA Institute endows NAU professorship in behavioral health, criminal justice
This position will bring expertise that aligns behavioral health and justice efforts with a focus on care for the poor and vulnerable members of the region.
candle lit dinner NAU School of Music Holiday Dinner serves up food and music
The Annual Holiday Dinner, which will feature a three course meal and continuous music performances, has seatings in late November and early December.
Studying abroad in Italy NAU makes its debut on top 20 list for students studying abroad
The list, on which NAU is No. 17, looks at the number of students who go abroad for a yearlong educational program.
Neuroscience of Compassion NAU’s Neuroscience of Compassion undergraduate program boosts research careers
The program is funded by an NSF grant and is intended to provide research experience to students who don't have such opportunities at their universities.
pine needle basket weaving Finding family: Elder Cultural Advisors program offers education, support to Native American students at NAU
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, NAU looks at this unusual program, which aims to help Native American students succeed in college and beyond.

Editor’s Picks

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.
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.
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