Research & Academics

NAU researcher uses native species to restore the Colorado Plateau

Brad Butterfield is collaborating with the Bureau of Land Management to figure out what various seeds are needed to repopulate fire-devastated areas. Continue reading

COPs

NAU scientists urge further study of ‘the beasts in all of us’—colonizing opportunistic pathogens

Bacterial pathogens often live a double life in humans, residing docilely until a flare-up, at which they can be toxic to their human hosts. Continue reading

NAU ecosystem scientist’s study finds more frequent droughts may endanger ecosystem resiliency

The study, published in Nature, showed as droughts get more frequent and more severe, ecosystems may not have enough time to recover. Continue reading

NAU researcher collaborates on study of risk factors for HIV in men

The study, of which Bruce Hungate was co-author, examined the correlation between HIV infection and the bacteria in the foreskins of infected men. Continue reading

Navajo Nation

NAU researchers, Navajo Nation study effects of groundbreaking ‘unhealthy food’ tax

The tax, first of its kind in the United States in terms of scope, aims to encourage healthy habits among members of the Navajo Nation. Continue reading

Southern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys torridus)

A wolf’s howl in miniature: NAU researchers discover mice speak similarly to humans

NAU assistant professor and lead author on the research Bret Pasch has studied the grasshopper mice, rodents known for their remarkably loud call, for more than three years. Continue reading

NAU professors among leaders on worldwide team to collect temperatures dating back 2,000 years

Three Northern Arizona University professors are among the leaders of an international team to assemble and make available the most complete dataset looking at how temperatures on Earth have changed from 1 AD to the present. This collection is significant … Continue reading



science teaching

NAU earns second NSF grant aimed at recruiting, educating and retaining math and science teachers

Through the Noyce program, math and science education majors can get scholarships as they student-teach as well as support in the first years of teaching. Continue reading

Antibiotic-resistance pathways

NAU ecologist finds tracking bacterial movement between humans, animals key to understanding antibiotic resistance

Benjamin Koch and his co-authors use genomic "tags" to track bacteria similarly to using physical tags to track animal movement through an ecosystem. Continue reading

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Long-distance Lumberjacks: NAU partnering with school districts, cities to provide degree programs in students’ hometowns

NAU offers cohort-based programs in K-12 administration in the district where teachers work and a public administration program for city of Tempe employees. Continue reading

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NAU researcher uses native species to restore the Colorado Plateau
Brad Butterfield is collaborating with the Bureau of Land Management to figure out what various seeds are needed to repopulate fire-devastated areas.
2017 Legislature Intern Class Arizona legislative internships offer glimpse into career in public service, accepting applications now
Each spring, Northern Arizona University students have the opportunity to develop skills and experience the legislative process firsthand while working alongside professionals at the state capitol.
Manic Moonday: NAU astronomer discusses solar eclipse, why people should experience the celestial scenery
Ty Robinson says the eclipse can explain planetary behavior, which may take us closer to discovering alien life, and also is a neat experience for viewers.
NAU welcomes new community art exhibit
Artists celebrate 20 years of Flagstaff Open Studios at the High Country Conference Center.
COPs NAU scientists urge further study of ‘the beasts in all of us’—colonizing opportunistic pathogens
Bacterial pathogens often live a double life in humans, residing docilely until a flare-up, at which they can be toxic to their human hosts.
NAU students move in NOTICE: Modified traffic plan and road closures for #NAUmovein week
Students are scheduled to move in 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, to Thursday, Aug. 24, and faculty and staff should be aware of some changes to campus during this time.

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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