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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awards $1.5 million to NAU for expansion of physician assistant program

Physician assistants are increasingly being relied upon as primary care providers. Continue reading

Brent Nelson and Kiisa Nishikawa in the lab.

W. M. Keck Foundation awards NAU $1 million for transformative muscle research

Prestigious grant award reflects NAU's ongoing bioscience leadership. Continue reading

Dr. Rita Cheng

Rita Cheng appointed next president of NAU

The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved Cheng as NAU's 16th president, who will begin her term Aug. 15. Continue reading

Naming of Calderón Learning Community honors alumnus and staunch supporter

Building boom, Pledge Program are evidence of former regent's advocacy. Continue reading

Health Sciences Education Building

$1 million gift boosts NAU health professions education in Phoenix

Build-out of academic, lab space to benefit three NAU graduate programs. Continue reading

Occupational therapist works with a patient.

NAU occupational therapy program prepares for fall semester debut

Accrediting body praises strengths of program in granting approval. Continue reading

student studying

Blended learning expansion transforms classrooms, opens student horizons

Approach gives flexibility to faculty, puts focus on student responsibility. Continue reading

NAU sign at Suns game

NAU joins partnership with Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury

Promotional signage, guest instructors program included in agreement. Continue reading

Discovery Telescope

Access to powerful new telescope raises visibility of NAU astronomy program

Discovery Channel Telescope a motivator for students, boon for researchers. Continue reading

President John Haeger

President’s Forum: NAU succeeding at business of student success

Pairing of business plan with academic strategies puts NAU on solid foundation. Continue reading

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NAU Dance team poses with trophies NAU Dance wins national championship
Earlier this year, the NAU dance team captured its first Division I national title—taking home first in the hip-hop category, and third in jazz.
President Cheng in Japan President Cheng goes to Japan to discuss collaborative educational programs
Administrators discussed the Interdisciplinary Global Program, joint research opportunities and potential future collaborations among faculty.
NAU Nominations open for NAU’s University Leadership Program
The program is open to all faculty and staff and aims to prepare the next generation of higher education leaders and leaders at NAU.
Public invited to reception for local artists
A reception for the artists being exhibited at the High Country Conference Center Community Art Gallery will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30.
Northern Arizona University sign NAU holds hearing for proposed 2017-18 tuition
Northern Arizona University will hold an interactive tuition hearing from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28.
Phoenix Biomedical Center NAU occupational therapists earn grants to study Native Americans with disabilities
The grants, from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, allow Heather Williamson and Maureen Russell to look at health access and sleep issues.

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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