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In the Student Spotlight: Feb. 9, 2018

Northern Arizona University students recognized for their outstanding achievements. Continue reading

Mercury

See the rare transit of Mercury from NAU’s campus on May 9

Mercury will pass across the face of the sun Monday, May 9, and the campus community is invited to view the rare event through telescopes. Continue reading

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Illustration of boreal forest NAU scientists publish first estimate of carbon emissions from 2014 mega-fires in Canada’s boreal forests
Xanthe Walker, Michelle Mack and Ted Schuur of Ecoss collaborated with Scott Goetz from SICCS for the study, which quantifies how much carbon a boreal forest fire can release.
Sarah Haffly Graduate Sarah Haffly: Breaking the cycle of drug abuse and dysfunction motivated grad student to become her family’s success story
Haffly, whose childhood included drug-addicted parents, poverty and even a brief period of homelessness, is earning her MBA before starting a job at accounting firm PwC.
Kynan Kawai Graduate Kynan Kawai: How struggling through college 3,000 miles from home helped him find his cultural identity
Like many college students, Hawaiian native Kawai was forced to work two, sometimes three jobs to be able to afford tuition, rent and life's necessities. He was homesick, lost motivation and fell behind in school, then he found the HAPA Hawaiian Club.
NAU Logo NAU faculty complete ACUE’s nationally accredited program in effective teaching
Thirty-nine NAU faculty members have completed a certificate in effective college instruction from the Association of College and University Educators to further enhance their teaching skills.
Flagstaff Bike to Work Week Participate in Bike to School and Work Week May 20 – 25
Join Flagstaff in the annual Bike to School and Work Week from May 20-25! Participate in events throughout the week for chances to win various raffle prizes.
Margaret Wood teaching in Vietnam NAU Fulbright student scholars awarded opportunities in Greece, Laos
Alexandra Huff will study geology in Greece, while Margaret Wood will teach English in Laos. Both plan to use their Fulbright experiences to propel future doctoral studies.

Editor’s Picks

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.