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Campus club taps into thriving craft beer culture

Club offers a niche to students across nearly every discipline. Continue reading

Santa Rita Mountains and Santa Cruz Valley

NAU scientist proposes new approach for conserving species

Instead of working to preserve habitats for individual species, an NAU researcher suggests conserving strategic regions capable of supporting many plant and animal species. Continue reading

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

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

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NAU joins battle against Lyme disease

NAU researchers are working to create a test to diagnose Lyme disease, an ailment often overlooked and misdiagnosed because of inaccurate testing methods and symptoms resembling other conditions. Continue reading

Catherine Gehring

Fungi — key to tree survival in warming forest

Fungus is key to healthy Pinyon-juniper woodlands and could benefit forest restoration projects. Continue reading

BionicAnkle

NSF award propels NAU team toward all-terrain prosthetic

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

Derrick Stone

It’s a straight line from ranch hand to research subject

Putting a bionic ankle through its paces raises hopes and advances research. Continue reading

Women's outdoor track and field earned 9 spots on the Big Sky All-Academic Team for the spring.

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

Copley

Professor’s busy musical summer ensures lessons are duly noted

For conductor Edith Copley, summer is a time to imagine a new year of music for her work at NAU and around the world. Continue reading

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craft beer hops Campus club taps into thriving craft beer culture
Club offers a niche to students across nearly every discipline.
Santa Rita Mountains and Santa Cruz Valley NAU scientist proposes new approach for conserving species
Instead of working to preserve habitats for individual species, an NAU researcher suggests conserving strategic regions capable of supporting many plant and animal species.
Cindy_Brown Cindy Brown to lead Public Affairs
Cindy Brown has been selected to step into the leadership role for NAU's Office of Public Affairs effective Aug. 1.
Chris Lanterman Eliminating attitudinal barriers would accelerate progress
Lanterman: Progress has been made for disabled individuals and a shift in attitudes could bring additional advancements in the next 25 years.
drought NAU researchers contribute to finding of drought’s lasting impact in forests
Recovery from drought takes much longer than previously believed.
NAU President Rita Cheng and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye Navajo Nation welcomes NAU President Rita Cheng
The university president met with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and tribal leaders.

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A research team, including NAU professor Bruce Hungate, analyzed staph bacteria samples from twins.
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The Northern Arizona University athletics program continues to demonstrate its academic success, according to a newly released NCAA Academic Progress Report.
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An EEG study performed by NAU researchers shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels.