Research & Academics

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Bald, bright and beautiful—NAU joins UA and Lowell to unveil asteroid characteristics

With the help of the Discovery Channel Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to unveil the physical characteristics of one of the smallest near-Earth asteroids ever observed. Continue reading

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NAU ecologist’s predictions reach 9 million readers of popular science publication

Ted Schuur's new article published in Scientific American is likely to have a broad impact on the public’s understanding of this environmental challenge. Continue reading

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NAU scientists develop a novel strategy for restoring sagebrush habitat

A $335,000 grant will allow scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research to test a nucleation approach. Continue reading

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NAU researchers make their mark with new DNA testing tool

“Species from Feces,” a unique new DNA barcoding tool, was developed by researchers in the School of Forestry's Bat Ecology and Genetics Lab Continue reading

NAU researchers explore Rapa Nui caves

NAU Fulbright Visiting Scholar continues search for last remaining native insect species on Easter Island

Ecologist Jut Wynne has been conducting research on the island since 2008. 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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clayclub NAU Clay Club to host annual holiday sale
The sale, which takes place the first weekend of December, will offers a range of functional and sculptural ceramic work created by students and faculty.
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Northern Arizona University has moved up from silver to gold on the national bike-friendly campuses list by the League of American Bicyclists.
Discovery Channel Telescope Bald, bright and beautiful—NAU joins UA and Lowell to unveil asteroid characteristics
With the help of the Discovery Channel Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to unveil the physical characteristics of one of the smallest near-Earth asteroids ever observed.
Holiday tree Join NAU for WinterFest on Friday, Dec. 2
The evening will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with Louie Santa pictures followed by the annual luminaria and tree lighting.
NAU's Fieldhouse in the snow NAU will operate on a delayed start and open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29
Due to road and weather conditions, university departments will open and classes will resume at 10 a.m.

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NAU students NAU recognized for excellence in diversity
Northern Arizona University recently received the prestigious 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
anthrax 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.”
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Northern Arizona University has placed itself at the top of the mountain when it comes to social media engagement.