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Tinna Traustadottir

NIH grant funds NAU research focusing on preventing chronic disease through exercise

Tinna Traustadóttir’s research in redox biology aims to pinpoint age-related changes at the molecular level that increase oxidative stress and determine the amount and type of exercise that can help mitigate the effects of oxidative stress on cell signaling. Continue reading

Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

NAU research suggests climate change likely to cause significant shift in Grand Canyon vegetation

Decreases in river flows and frequency of flooding with future climate warming will likely shift vegetation along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon to species with more drought-tolerant traits. Continue reading

Graduate student Ellie Broadman takes samples on a glacier

Outside the lab: NAU field researchers provide school teachers hands-on education

In an effort to improve and enliven science education, NAU researchers will host K-12 teachers at research sites in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Alaska this summer. Continue reading

2017 Gold Axe winners

NAU honors President’s Prize winners, Gold Axe recipients, Distinguished Scholars

Northern Arizona University announced its Gold Axe winners and Distinguished Seniors at an awards banquet at the High Country Conference C Continue reading

Mars Lab opening

New, high-tech lab enables NAU researchers, students to command Mars Curiosity Rover

A new lab in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will allow students and professors to interact with NASA's Mars rover and collaborate with others. Continue reading

3 Minute Grad Slam

NAU grad student takes home top prize at statewide 3 Minute Grad Slam

Sofia Sweeney won for her research using Instagram to teach Spanish, while Alexis Okurily won people's choice for her research treating Parkinson's with physical therapy. Continue reading

Nursing students in Guatemala

NAU nursing students save lives in Guatemala

Assistant clinical professor Dorothy Dunn and her cohort of students have been traveling to Santa Maria de Jesús since 2013, where upwards of 500 people flock each year in hopes of receiving treatment. Continue reading

2017 Goldwater Scholar Etude O'Neel-Judy

NAU students selected as 2017 Goldwater Scholar, Honorable Mention recipient

Etude O'Neel Judy was one of 240 students nationwide selected for the prestigious award, while junior Robert Voinescu received an Honorable Mention. Continue reading

Carbon scales

NAU researcher leads effort to quantify economic value of biodiversity

Ecologist Bruce Hungate's team created a model that lays out how much money society saves through diverse ecosystems that provide clean air and water along with food and fuel. Continue reading

Viacheslav "Slava" Fofanov

New NAU research project to improve oral health of Arizona’s preschoolers

A consortium of NAU researchers are looking into Arizona's dental caries epidemic to find answers into the increased rate of tooth decay in the state. Continue reading

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NAU junior Chad Brown NAU junior selected for Udall Scholarship for leadership in Native American issues
Chad Brown, who's studying forestry, received the scholarship in the area of tribal public policy. He wants to help tribes sustainably and traditionally use their lands.
Magical Moments in Fiction: Author Roberta Parry to speak at NAU Bookstore
Parry will showcase her literary work, including short stories, play monologues and novels. Parry, who grew up in Northern Arizona and now lives in Santa Fe, also will display some of her art.
Be it the Boston Marathon or graduation stage, NAU grad student Rivers Puzey runs through it
In the first half of 2017, Thomas Puzey has won a marathon, finished 16th in the Boston Marathon and raced in Europe. In May he graduates from NAU with a doctorate in physical therapy.
The NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir from above A weekend of choral performances at NAU
The last weekend in April is scheduled to be a big one for the Northern Arizona University School of Music with two concerts featuring seven unique choral ensembles.
Campus Recreation kids camps at NAU open for registration
Campus Recreation’s Mountain Jacks and Explorers Kids camp is accepting registration for children from Flagstaff and the surrounding community.

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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