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- Northern Arizona University is ranked No. 45 in the Best Undergraduate Non-Doctoral Engineering Program by U.S. News 2019 Best College. NAU was also included in the Best Undergraduate Business Program list. U.S. News determines rankings through peer evaluations—deans and faculty of other institutions rate accredited programs which are then weighted from the averages of the past two years.
- Sean Parson, associate professor of politics and international affairs, authored “Cooking Up a Revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails and Resistance to Gentrification.” His book explores the tension between the city of San Francisco and the homeless population of the late 1980s through early 1990s.
- Maiah Jaskoski, associate professor of politics and international affairs, has been selected as co-chair for the section on defense, public security and democracy within the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). LASA is a professional association for individuals/institutions studying Latin America. As co-chair, Jaskoski led the section award process which allowed for a graduate student to attend the annual LASA meeting after advocating for a student travel award.
- Nora Timmerman, a lecturer in the sustainable communities program, received a Newer Researchers Prize from the Society for Research into Higher Education for her project “Scholars in the streets: Portraits of disruptive faculty activism in 20th-century social movements.” The United Kingdom-based society awards up-and-coming researchers in the field of higher education with up to 3,000 pounds and access to society resources.
- Rose Soza War Soldier, an Ethnic Studies lecturer, was invited to speak at the California Tribal College and its certificate program in Tribal Leadership & Governance in July 2018. Soldier also had received the Costo Medal earlier this year at the University of California, Riverside where she was invited to speak for its inaugural Costo Legacy Celebration. The Costo Medal is awarded to “distinguished scholars and others who have contributed to the advancement of Native American issues.”
- Many faculty members of the physics and astronomy department, along with some students, co-authored papers this summer:
- The Gibbs Lab worked on Self-Phoretic Microswimmers Propel at Speeds Dependent upon an Adjacent Surface’s Physicochemical Properties.”
- Andrew McNeill, David Trilling and Annika Gustafsson collaborated on “Infrared Lightcurves of Near Earth Objects.”
- Gustafsson was a co-author on “Spectroscopic Confirmation That 2MASS J07414279–0506464 Is a Mid-type L Dwarf.”
- Dave Schultz was featured as a co-author on both “Charge Exchange X-Ray Emission due to Highly Charged Ion Collisions with H, He, and H2: Line Ratios for Heliospheric and Interstellar Applications” and “Jovian Auroral Ion Precipitation: Field‐Aligned Currents and Ultraviolet Emissions.”
- McNeill and Trilling are featured co-authors on “Main Belt Asteroid Shape Distribution from Gaia DR2.”