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Romy Ghanem holds her award next to Diane Stearns, left, and Vice President for Research Bill Grabe

Outstanding NAU researchers and scholars honored

Northern Arizona University researchers were honored during the 2016 Research and Creative Activity Awards last month. Continue reading

NSF grant advances career and educational pathways in geospatial technology

A $448,000 grant will support career and educational pathways in the growing field of geospatial technology. Continue reading

President John Haeger

Haeger highlights ‘massive transformation’ during technology panel

Speakers reinforce that change is real and here to stay. Continue reading

John Haeger

Uncertainty rules but core missions remain

Haeger: Universities must become curators of digital learning environments. Continue reading

Laura Huenneke

Learning transcends teaching in tech transformation

Huenneke: Outcomes and assessment overshadowing teaching methods. Continue reading

University Leadership Program Class of 2012-13

Seeking future stewards: Leadership program opens for fall

Faculty and staff can apply for the third class of NAU’s Leadership Program, sure to transform how participants view the university and higher education. Continue reading

Laura Huenneke

Conference offers pause to consider rapid changes in technology

Huenneke: SILT conference to focus on technology's impact on education. Continue reading

John Haeger

A big-picture moment

Haeger: Today more than ever, the foundational transformation of higher education is taking place before our eyes, and technology is the driving force. Continue reading

educational technology in the classroom

Haeger sees prominent place for NAU in reshaped education landscape

Technology is well on its way to transforming the educational world, said NAU President John Haeger in a recent forum. Continue reading

John Haeger

Change: No longer an option

Haeger: Transformational change is upon us and higher education must adapt quickly. Continue reading

Latest Site Activity

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.