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Regents told of NAU budget challenges, high performance and partnership success

Cheng: NAU agile enough to pivot toward opportunity, overcome obstacles. Continue reading

Maribeth Watwood

Maribeth Watwood to become dean of NAU Graduate College

Current chair of Biological Sciences will begin role as dean December 29. Continue reading

Cindy Banks

Cyndi Banks becomes University College dean

Banks has played a key role at University College since it began in 2012. Continue reading

Laura Huenneke

Being driven on the road to balance

Huenneke: The passions and priorities of academia can put balance to the test. Continue reading

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NAU hosts first U.S. visit of major statistics conference

Attendees from 41 countries to visit Flagstaff for five-day conference held once every four years. Continue reading

Karen Pugliesi

SBS dean search concludes with selection of Karen Pugliesi

Longtime NAU faculty member, administrator begins her appointment July 1. Continue reading

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Blended learning expansion transforms classrooms, opens student horizons

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

Laura Huenneke

Giving students a chance to take the initiative

Huenneke: Placing students in the right internship or capstone setting is the key. Continue reading

Laura Huenneke

Students, faculty win in digital environments

Huenneke: Gaming, blended courses shift learning opportunities. Continue reading

Laura Huenneke

Being inventive to make real connections

Huenneke: Students respond to scholarly approaches that use pop culture. Continue reading

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4th of july parade NAU community invited to join Independence Day parade
NAU community is invited to walk in Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Independence Day parade.
Boy wears exoskeleton NAU’s Biomechatronic Lab: Helping kids walk with wearable robots (VIDEO)
Recently featured on the internet series "Superhuman," NAU scientists are building lightweight, electrically powered exoskeletons to help make mobility and general movements easier and more normal.
Student group photo Next generation of Native American storytellers at NAU this summer
The Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop introduces students to university and professional broadcast atmospheres and helps them develop tools to share stories through TV and radio.
Williams family in Japan Online opportunity: Alum talks about his life-changing decision to earn a master’s degree from NAU Online
David Williams did his master's degree from Tokyo, where he and his family are stationed as he finishes his career in the U.S. military. NAU Online offers degree programs for students anywhere in the world.
Aaron Smith in lab NAU entomologist launches landmark study of the desert darkling beetle
With $879,000 in funding from the NSF, Aaron Smith is doing a study that seeks to advance scientific understanding of these insects.
Two-Tailed Swallowtail NAU receives NSF collaborative grant to improve software used to manage biodiversity data
Led by NAU’s Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, the project will create a new version of the Symbiota software which will increase the platform’s digital specimen records, expand its use by researchers, improve sustainability and enrich education and outreach activities.

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.