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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

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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

Bark Beetles in fungus

NAU scientist uses fungus to destroy bark beetles

NAU researcher Rich Hofstetter is using an environmentally benign fungus to kill bark beetles. Continue reading

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NAU scientists measure bat populations in post-wildfire habitats

NAU researchers are studying bat behaviors and populations in eastern Arizona at the site of the state's largest wildfire. Continue reading

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Student-athletes score big in the classroom to earn All-Academic honors

Soccer, football, volleyball and men's and women's cross country were recognized for academic success for the fall. Continue reading

NAU mechanical engineering associate professor John Tester works at the university's RAPIDLab overseeing multiple innovations and other campus projects.

NAU lab turning ideas into marketable objects

NAU's RAPIDLab, led by mechanical engineering associate professor John Tester, is active in numerous campus projects, building prototypes for university researchers. Continue reading

Erika Nowak holds a 20-year-old rattlesnake. Photo by Justin Schofer

New methods can protect animals during relocation

Relocation of animals is usually unsuccessful because many species, including rattlesnakes, travel great distances to return to their former habitat. Continue reading

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