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3MRP 2018 finalists

Doctoral student wins NAU’s 3MRP finals with his Brazilian jiu jitsu-inspired treatment of back pain

Eight graduate students presented at the annual competition, which requires students to explain their research to a lay audience in only three minutes. Continue reading

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NAU researchers looking for participants for study on plant-based, nutrient-dense diet

Jay Sutliffe and Wendy Wetzel want to measure the effects of the Nutritarian diet not only on people's health but also on conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Continue reading

Emily Cope in lab

From basic to translational research: NAU scientist uses microbial sequencing to understand and treat respiratory diseases

Emily Cope's research focuses on understanding the microbiome and using that knowledge to develop new treatments for respiratory diseases. Continue reading

Corina Kellner and Taylor Lambrigger in forensic science lab

NAU student using anthropological methods to help ID unidentified human remains (VIDEO)

Taylor Lambrigger and associate professor Corina Kellner are hoping the isotope analysis they use to learn about ancient people can translate into information on unidentified victims today. Continue reading

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PhenoCam network harnesses ‘big data’ to predict impact of warmer climate on ecosystem productivity and carbon cycling

A paper by Andrew Richardson describes a vast network of digital cameras designed to capture millions of images documenting seasonal changes of vegetation across North America. Continue reading

Physical therapy clinic

NAU physical therapy students getting hands-on experience through pro bono clinic

The doctoral students work under the supervision of a PT faculty member to offer physical therapy to uninsured and underinsured members of the community. Continue reading

Northern Arizona University receives 10-year reaccreditation

Northern Arizona University received numerous accolades and a strong recommendation for continued accreditation in a report from the Higher Learning Commission. Continue reading

Rapa Nui students on Easter Island with Britton Shepardson

NAU lecturer uses unique approach to research to build lasting relationships on Easter Island

Britton Shepardson has found ways to train Easter Island high school students to engage in their own archaeological research and teach their peers about the island's history. Continue reading

biometrics technology

NAU professors starting interdisciplinary biometrics technology lab to enhance research opportunities

Thanks to a Northern Arizona University Acquisition Program award, faculty members will have the tools needed to measure beyond conscious awareness. Continue reading

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Immersive honors class gives students once-in-a-lifetime experience (VIDEO)

By Jerry Anderfuren NAU-TV Not many people can say they learned a particular skill from a world-renowned expert. But thanks to HON240, Northern Arizona University students can. The class offers honors students the chance to improve a particular skill by learning … Continue reading

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Michael Horn President’s Distinguished Speaker Series continues with education innovator
Michael Horn, an expert on disruptive innovation, online learning, blended learning and competency-based learning, will speak about transforming the education system to be more student-centered.
Bill Franke Celebrating a decade of impact: How one family changed the lives of 29,504 NAU students
Eric Hughes, a Franke Scholar, didn't think his college experience would include traveling abroad for the first time, earning a prestigious internship and meeting Warren Buffett—but it did, thanks to Bill and Carolyn Franke and the business college that dawns their name.
‘A very powerful, poignant and poetic impulse:’ NAU, Flagstaff communities invited to fifth annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week (VIDEO)
The weeklong series of events will educate, entertain and introduce participants to the complex history and culture of hip hop music.
Beulah overnight road closures ADOT announces overnight road closures on Beulah near south end of NAU campus
Both north- and southbound lanes on Beulah will be closed overnight next week, though on different nights. Use I-17 as a detour.
NAU Service Professional Advisory Council hosts cleanup
Recycle and trash bags and grabbers will be provided to participants. Families, children and pets on leashes are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves and water.
Jazz greats come to NAU for workshops, performances
Jazz great Lucas Pino and jazz band No Net Nonet will work and perform with NAU School of Music students during their upcoming visit to NAU

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Underneath the lion: Celebrate the Lunar New Year at NAU with traditional lion dance performances
NAU senior Colleen McDowell struggled with high-functioning autism and depression, then she enrolled in PES100, a Chinese Martial Arts course, and became a lion dancer. Enjoy several performances at NAU and throughout town on Feb. 16 to ring in the year of the dog.
growth of microbial taxa Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates
Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments.
Scott Anderson studying Norway lake mud NAU paleoecologist discovering secrets of Northern Norway’s history in lake mud
Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten.