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President Rita Chang and COE faculty cut the ribbon to the new classroom

NAU College of Education unveils new technology-enhanced classroom

Northern Arizona University's College of Education opened a new technology-enhanced classroom on Wednesday in the Eastburn Education building. The unveiling came on the heels of the college's CAEP accreditation, the only one in Arizona. Continue reading

Project STRIDE cohort

Striding for progress: Members of NAU’s first Project STRIDE cohort graduate

The graduates earned master's degrees in early childhood special education. Project STRIDE aims to prepare teachers in rural areas with best practices. Continue reading

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Six NAU alumnae chosen as Rodel Exemplary Teachers

More than half of this year's exemplary teacher finalists earned degrees from NAU. Continue reading

Office of the Governor Arizona Gear Up Week

Governor Brewer proclaims Arizona GEAR UP Week

Gov. Jan Brewer has declared the week of Sept. 22-26 as Arizona GEAR UP Week in the state. Continue reading

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Engineering students run machine NAU creates new College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences to respond to growing demand
The new college, which the Arizona Board of Regents approved Thursday, will allow NAU to put more focused efforts on recruitment and student success.
Christopher Edwards -- Mars Rover Studying Mars on Earth: NAU scientist conducting astrobiological research in Mojave Desert
Christopher Edwards was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from NASA to understand the habitability of Mars by studying extreme, Mars-like environments on Earth.
NAU physicist receives prestigious 2018 Cottrell Scholar Award
John Gibbs is one of 24 early-career teacher-scholars selected nationally from the fields of chemistry, physics and astronomy. He is the first recipient from NAU to receive this award.
CUPI member Hannah Roberts speaks with NAIC leader Maria de Jesus Guillen at an NAIC immigration team meeting Community-oriented research offers dual benefits for NAU student team, nonprofit group
The team, comprised of undergraduate students from a variety of majors, is part of the Community and University Public Inquiry program through Sustainable Communities.
Curiosity rover on Mars Life on Mars? NAU astronomy professor discusses NASA’s finding of organic matter on Red Planet
Mark Salvatore, who studies the surface of Mars, said this exciting development indicates there was life on Mars at one point in its history.
President Cheng speaking MAG President Cheng highlights NAU’s efforts in reducing degree gap in remarks to Phoenix-area civic leaders
The president discussed online programs, the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and partnerships with community colleges in Maricopa County.

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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.