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NARBHA Institute endows NAU professorship in behavioral health, criminal justice

This position will bring expertise that aligns behavioral health and justice efforts with a focus on care for the poor and vulnerable members of the region. Continue reading

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NAU’s Neuroscience of Compassion undergraduate program boosts research careers

The program is funded by an NSF grant and is intended to provide research experience to students who don't have such opportunities at their universities. Continue reading

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NAU part of research team to discover rodents produce ultrasonic vocalizations like that of police whistle

The anatomy and mechanisms underlying vocal production are often poorly described, especially in small animals, but thanks to new imaging technology, researchers were able to examine the laryngeal structures of small rodents for the first time. Continue reading

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A platform for women: NAU professor assesses progress of South Africa’s unique program for women immigrants

Anthropology professor Leah Mundell spent in a month visiting with African women to see how their needs were being met through an innovative new program. Continue reading

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How cultural perceptions shape NAU student experiences from Israel to the Hopi mesa

For the first time, NAU students embarked on a study-abroad trip to the Middle East to study minority-majority relationships abroad--learning more about themselves than any of them were prepared for. Continue reading

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NAU collaboration earns grant to help Navajo Nation diversify economy away from coal production

The partnership will help the Nation’s economic base move from a reliance on coal royalties and job as two mines are slated to close by the end of 2019. Continue reading

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Wyss, Doris Duke foundations renew partnerships with NAU’s Landscape Conservation Institute

The conservation partnerships allow NAU to continue offering scholarships and research and educational opportunities in the field. Continue reading

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Hanging with bats: NAU professors share their research and love of this small flying mammal (VIDEO)

For National Bat Week, Carol Chambers and Faith Walker discuss their research into bat behavior, diet, size, relationships and feces, which has been a treasure trove of DNA material for these elusive creatures. Continue reading

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NAU researcher Christopher Doughty discovers dinosaur dung fertilizes planet

According to Doughty, large animals are important not for the quantity of dung they produce, but for their ability to move long distances across landscapes, effectively mixing the nutrients. But as today’s large animal populations dwindle, the environment too is at risk. Continue reading

Protecting future generations: NAU scientists study Arctic community’s exposure to toxic pollutants

NAU professors Loren Buck and Frank von Hippel are working on a long-term research project on Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island to study the link between hazardous pollutants and the health of the island’s population. Continue reading

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Scott Halle holds up donated NAU shirt Thanks, NAU: More than 1500 items donated in this year’s clothing drive
Today wrapped up the annual Classified Staff Advisory Council winter clothing drive, and organizers were thrilled with the turnout.
NAU logo NARBHA Institute endows NAU professorship in behavioral health, criminal justice
This position will bring expertise that aligns behavioral health and justice efforts with a focus on care for the poor and vulnerable members of the region.
candle lit dinner NAU School of Music Holiday Dinner serves up food and music
The Annual Holiday Dinner, which will feature a three course meal and continuous music performances, has seatings in late November and early December.
Studying abroad in Italy NAU makes its debut on top 20 list for students studying abroad
The list, on which NAU is No. 17, looks at the number of students who go abroad for a yearlong educational program.
Neuroscience of Compassion NAU’s Neuroscience of Compassion undergraduate program boosts research careers
The program is funded by an NSF grant and is intended to provide research experience to students who don't have such opportunities at their universities.
pine needle basket weaving Finding family: Elder Cultural Advisors program offers education, support to Native American students at NAU
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, NAU looks at this unusual program, which aims to help Native American students succeed in college and beyond.

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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