Aug. 16, 2019As NAU prepares to welcome back the Lumberjacks, including the class of 2023, here are a few things to know that will make navigating campus easier for faculty, … Read more about Welcome back, Jacks! Navigating campus during #NAUmovein week
President Cheng invites faculty and staff to participate in HealthyU walks from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Tuesday, Sept. 13.
The walks will explore two Bites and Hikes routes on the NAU campus. Each route is approximately two miles long and can be walked in 30 to 45 minutes.
The walk on Sept. 6 will begin and end on the lawn of the 1899 Bar & Grill. The Sept. 13 walk will begin and end on the south lawn of the… Read more
It is easy to study what you can see. Researchers know a lot about how plants work aboveground, but what happens out of sight under the surface may control more than we once thought.
Ecoss researchers in the Plant and Ecosystem Ecology—PEER—Lab at Northern Arizona University are digging into the soils of South Africa and Alaska to shed light on a poorly understood topic: how plant roots function. A $300,000 Mellon Foundation grant funds the South Africa study,… Read more
The work is a labor of laboratory technicians poring over the genetic details of a bacterium, with researchers searching globally for links and associations that might help explain—and perhaps someday prevent—an illness in Flagstaff.
From the dark, hidden world of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, to the wider world of daily life, Northern Arizona University researchers are beginning to discern pathways tracing from organism to outbreak. A $200,000 grant award from the prestigious Flinn Foundation has opened the newest… Read more
Thomas G. Whitham, a Regents’ professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, was honored with the first-ever Frances B. McAllister Award for Conservation and Education by The Arboretum of Flagstaff. The award ceremony took place in conjunction with The Arboretum’s thirty-fifth anniversary celebration on Sunday, July 24.
NAU President Rita Cheng was on hand to help present the award.
“Both personally and professionally, Tom exemplifies NAU’s commitment to excellence and community service,” Cheng said. “The award is… Read more
Valley Fever, a potentially deadly dust-borne fungal disease, should be easier to diagnose and treat thanks to a testing technology developed by Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and now protected by a patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
NAU and TGen have exclusively licensed this technology to DxNA LLC, a company based in St. George, Utah, which plans to make this Valley Fever Test commercially available to hospitals and clinics upon completion of… Read more
Within days of one another, two of the newest buildings on the Northern Arizona University campus received recognition for their exceptional sustainability features.
First, the International Pavilion earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest honor from the organization’s LEED program. The pavilion is the university’s first net-zero facility. Then the USGBC announced that the Student and Academic Services building had been certified as LEED Gold. The building had already been awarded for its… Read more