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NAU named top institution by Times Higher Education

Considered one of the most widely observed university measures, THE evaluated more than 1,300 of the world's leading research universities. Continue reading

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Engineering program earns top 50 spot in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

NAU ranked No. 42 on the publication’s annual list of engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s. Continue reading

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$3 million grant to support first detailed map of the nation’s food, energy and water systems

The interdisciplinary research project called “FEWSion” will show how food production, energy production and the water supply align and interact. Continue reading

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New research suggests global warming began decades earlier

According to a new study conducted by NAU scientists, global warming began in the Arctic and tropical oceans before thermometers were widespread enough to record the early signal. Continue reading

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NAU researcher sparks new debate with findings showing little, if any, present-day water on Mars

Data gathered by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows no more than three percent water, the same as or less than the driest deserts on Earth. Continue reading

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Autopsies reveal new information about the Sverdlovsk anthrax accident

NAU scientists, along with TGen, uncovered instrumental data on what some refer to as the “biological Chernobyl.” Continue reading

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Unlocking the mysteries of plant root function, from Alaska to South Africa

Studies have measured root biomass and root profiles, but very few look at the function of those roots. Continue reading

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Flinn Foundation funding allows NAU researchers to follow pathways to community health

Pathogen leads to a multi-billion dollar financial burden associated with treatment of C. difficile colitis. Continue reading

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U.S. patent issued for Valley Fever detection technology developed by NAU and TGen

An estimated 150,000 cases of Valley Fever occur in Arizona each year. Continue reading

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NAU researcher battles the perfect weed

An NAU research professor studies invasive species including broom. Continue reading

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Northern Arizona University recently received the prestigious 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
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