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Wildfire and invasive species driving increased size, cost of public land restoration efforts

NAU and USGS researchers recently published a paper that reveals goals for land management decisions and provides new insight on strategies to increase future treatment efficacy in an extremely water-limited region. Continue reading

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NAU gets high marks in research citations from World University Rankings

The World University Rankings recently put NAU in the top 10 percent worldwide for the frequency of NAU’s research being cited by other researchers. Continue reading

Thawing of Arctic cryosphere

NAU ecologist selected to be lead author for global report on cryosphere, dangers of its thawing

Professor Ted Schuur was one of about 100 scientists selected to author the IPCC report on oceans and the cryosphere, or frozen world. Continue reading

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Good news, bad news: NAU study finds fewer meteoroids close to Earth, but likelihood of impact just as great

The surprising results of an NAU astronomer's new study find that there are 3.5 million house-sized meteoroids whose orbits bring them close enough to Earth to pose potential impact hazards--10 times fewer than previously thought. Continue reading

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NAU researchers determine adverse effects of Houston flooding will be felt throughout the globe

Using FEWSion, a new mapping system funded by the National Science Foundation that allows scientists to quickly analyze changing information, a team of NAU researchers were able to see how Hurricane Harvey will impact food and energy production and determine how the water supply aligns and interacts. Continue reading

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NAU goes to Oregon: See what Lumberjacks saw in path of totality of solar eclipse (VIDEO)

NAU-TV manager Bill Ferris and astronomy professor Nadine Barlow joined the Lowell Observatory and thousands of others in Madras, Oregon, on Monday to experience the totality of the historic solar eclipse. Continue reading

NAU bioengineer’s study shows wearable robotic exoskeletons improve walking for children with cerebral palsy

A study led by NAU bioengineer Zach Lerner found that wearing a robotic exoskeleton could alleviate crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy. Continue reading

NAU researcher: City’s infrastructure, not population, plays greater role in ecological impact

Ben Ruddell and his co-authors looked at how a city adversely affected surrounding infrastructure, with plans to look for ways to improve in the future. Continue reading

NAU researcher uses native species to restore the Colorado Plateau

Brad Butterfield is collaborating with the Bureau of Land Management to figure out what various seeds are needed to repopulate fire-devastated areas. Continue reading

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NAU scientists urge further study of ‘the beasts in all of us’—colonizing opportunistic pathogens

Bacterial pathogens often live a double life in humans, residing docilely until a flare-up, at which they can be toxic to their human hosts. Continue reading

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Car at stopsign SURVEY: Traffic safety in Flagstaff
The NAU community is invited to participate in a brief survey to help the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization design a safety plan.
Conant poses with a trombone NAU’s ongoing Horizons Concert Series welcomes renowned trombonist
Abbie Conant will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Ashurst Hall.
Prescribed_burn-remove-cheatgrass Wildfire and invasive species driving increased size, cost of public land restoration efforts
NAU and USGS researchers recently published a paper that reveals goals for land management decisions and provides new insight on strategies to increase future treatment efficacy in an extremely water-limited region.
NAU remembers those lost in Sept. 11 terror attacks (SLIDESHOW)
Volunteers with the Civic Service Institute at Northern Arizona University placed flags in the ground at Flagstaff City Hall in memory of the 2,996 people killed that day.
2017 Running of the Freshmen The tradition continues: NAU’s Running of the Freshmen 2017 (VIDEO)
Last weekend, thousands of freshmen stormed the field to kick off the first home football game of the season.
supervisor's Academy graduation Thirty-one NAU employees graduate from Supervisors Academy
31 Northern Arizona University directors, assistant directors, managers and team leaders earned certificates of completion at the Supervisors Academy graduation ceremony.

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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