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To South Africa via Chile, always with an eye on the sky

NAU astronomer is winning grants, searching for asteroids while on sabbatical. Continue reading

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NAU’s Trilling finds multiple ways to get a fix on near Earth asteroids

Hundreds of asteroids being studied, some within hours of their discovery. Continue reading

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NAU lab brings language skills to Flagstaff kids

Child Development and Language Lab pairs NAU students with first-graders to build vocabulary and comprehension. Continue reading


Graduate programs earn recognition in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

The physical therapy program was among five graduate programs at NAU named in the U.S. News 2016 Best Graduate Schools Rankings. Continue reading

Caracol is the largest known archaeological site in Belize, whose government wants to preserve sites while also encouraging cultural tourism.

Professor and students exploring newly discovered archaeological sites

LiDAR technology is assisting NAU archaeological research. Continue reading


NAU study discovers power of art making on mood

Ann Collier researches the correlation between creating with textiles and well being, findings with implications for art therapy. Continue reading

Christopher Mann

NAU researcher to streamline crime scene investigations

Christopher Mann's technology is expected to reduce the costs and increase accuracy of forensic ballistics. Continue reading


Swimming and Diving makes a splash with Scholar All-America Team accolade

The team posted an average GPA of 3.5 for the fall semester, ranking 17th among the nation's swimming and diving programs. Continue reading

Lake Bosumtwi sampling

NAU researcher works to understand forces of abrupt environmental change

Studying sediments in Africa's Lake Bosumtwi reveals how the area changed from lush and humid to an arid region. Continue reading

Manley Begay and Chad Hamill

New graduate program geared toward native nation building

Beginning in the fall 2015 semester, NAU will begin offering a graduate certificate for tribal leaders. Continue reading

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