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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

A 360-degree lifesaving view: NAU professor brings actual health care situations to virtual reality

Petra Williams, a professor of physical therapy, is part of a team that uses immersive virtual reality to introduce students to real-life health care situations. Continue reading

White Rim Riders

NAU researchers discover increasing aridity and land-use overlap causes conflict in dryland areas

Climate change combined with overlapping high-intensity land uses are likely to create conditions detrimental to the recreation economy, wildlife habitat, water availability and other resources in hyper-arid landscapes, or drylands, in the future. Continue reading

Julie Baldwin

Professor brings innovative program in adolescent drug abuse research education to NAU

A grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse is funding an innovative, experiential learning program at Northern Arizona University that has successfully trained dozens of students in specialized research methods in the area of adolescent drug abuse. The program … Continue reading

Fly's eyes

Up close and personal: A look at NAU’s Scanning Electron Microscope (VIDEO)

While a regular microscope magnifies objects up to a thousand times, the Scanning Electron Microscope can magnify objects more than a million times—producing images unlike anything you've ever seen. Continue reading

National Science Foundation funds NAU project to reduce false alarm rates in ICUs

Fatemeh Afghah aims to integrate information from a variety of devices to reduce false alarms while avoiding suppression of true alarms. Continue reading

Area of narco-deforestation in Honduras.

NAU researchers find silent victim in drug wars: Central America’s forests

Because officials in Mexico and the Caribbean have been cracking down on drug smuggling, Central America has seen a rise in its cocaine trafficking and a subsequent decline in its surrounding forests. Continue reading

Quiet ego/VR lab

Study at NAU uses virtual reality to create more mindfulness, awareness

Heidi Wayment and Ann Futterman Collier study the quiet ego and the effectiveness of virtual reality on mental well-being interventions. Continue reading

Miranda Clements

Graduate Miranda Clements: Son with autism inspires degree to help others with special needs

Clements, who earns her masters in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology this weekend, plans to work an externship to help patients with feeding and swallowing disorders at Phoenix Children's Hospital following graduation. Continue reading

Graduate Cruz Romero: First-gen student finds purpose at NAU, inspires others to find theirs

After completing his undergraduate degree at NAU in 2013, Romero graduates this weekend with his doctorate in physical therapy, paving the way for his younger siblings who plan to follow in his footsteps. Continue reading

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Live from NAU, it’s The Flagstaff Experience! Dutch students wrap up three-week video production course with live TV show
Every year students from a university in the Netherlands come to NAU for hands-on experience of planning, shooting and putting together a live TV show.
student teaching Investment firm cofounder donating $1M to NAU for student teacher scholarships
The scholarships are intended to help students from traditionally underrepresented groups during student-teaching, when balancing another job is difficult.
NAU logo NAU partners with ACUE to improve student success through instructional excellence
The university is partnering with the Association of College and University Educators to provide another way to help faculty help students succeed.
Nature writer participating in summer reading event at NAU Bookstore
Author Nancy Rivest Green, who draws inspiration from time spent living and teaching in Grand Canyon National Park, will sign books on June 27.
Fourth of July parade NAU community invited to walk in Independence Day parade
Walk alongside Louie the Lumberjack and members of the NAU community as they represent the university in the annual Forth of July parade.
extended campus 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.

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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