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Future of drought resistance through bacteria

NAU study finds drought-quenching bacteria protect plants from climate stress

The study, led by doctoral student Rachel Rubin, determined bacteria could play a significant role in increasing crop yields in the future. Continue reading

Drought

NAU researchers contribute to finding of drought’s lasting impact in forests

Recovery from drought takes much longer than previously believed. Continue reading

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Campus Recreation kids camps at NAU open for registration
Campus Recreation’s Mountain Jacks and Explorers Kids camp is accepting registration for children from Flagstaff and the surrounding community.
Tinna Traustadottir NIH grant funds NAU research focusing on preventing chronic disease through exercise
Tinna Traustadóttir’s research in redox biology aims to pinpoint age-related changes at the molecular level that increase oxidative stress and determine the amount and type of exercise that can help mitigate the effects of oxidative stress on cell signaling.
Colorado River in the Grand Canyon NAU research suggests climate change likely to cause significant shift in Grand Canyon vegetation
Decreases in river flows and frequency of flooding with future climate warming will likely shift vegetation along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon to species with more drought-tolerant traits.
Graduate student Ellie Broadman takes samples on a glacier Outside the lab: NAU field researchers provide school teachers hands-on education
In an effort to improve and enliven science education, NAU researchers will host K-12 teachers at research sites in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Alaska this summer.
Undergraduate Research Symposium Community invited to NAU’s Undergraduate Research Symposium
The symposium allows students from various disciplines to showcase their achievements in research, creativity, service learning and collaborative projects.
2017 Gold Axe winners NAU honors President’s Prize winners, Gold Axe recipients, Distinguished Scholars
Northern Arizona University announced its Gold Axe winners and Distinguished Seniors at an awards banquet at the High Country Conference C

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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