Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees … Read more about NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment
Competition in the kitchen usually involves cooking prowess, but “back of house” staff at Northern Arizona University are trying to outdo one another in a much different category: reducing food waste.
The daily quest takes on a higher level of significance now that NAU has signed on… Read more
By John D. Haeger, President
Today more than ever, I believe that the foundational transformation of higher education is taking place before our eyes, and technology is the driving force.
Northern Arizona University must adapt to be successful and must innovate to be a leader.
From the fluidity of individual student learning styles to the foundations of the university business model, technology is well on its way to transforming the educational world, Northern Arizona University President John Haeger said Monday during his presentation at a public forum.
In the swirl of questions about the future of these changes, Haeger said, two of the biggest for NAU are what role it will play and what the university will look like in a vastly altered higher… Read more
Building on established academic and research ties, Northern Arizona University joins eight other U.S. colleges and universities participating in the 2012 Myanmar initiative of the International Academic Partnership Program.
The program, an initiative of the Institute of International Education, aims at rebuilding higher education capacity in the country, beginning with strategic planning and the development of institutional partnerships.
“We were recognized for the multiple ways that global education has been infused into the NAU campus,” said Mandy Hansen, director of International… Read more
By Lisa Campos, vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics
If you’ve had your eyes on NAU athletics for a while, you could see this one coming.
The renewed enthusiasm and commitment of NAU athletics staff, student athletes and fans should be no surprise to anyone. After all, the formula was pretty simple: set high standards, commit the proper resources and work hard.
Simple, but not easy. A lot of people have contributed to the “work hard” category. From President… Read more
By John D. Haeger, President
When the conversation turns to transformational change in higher education, the message is clear.
It’s the reception, apparently, that is posing some issues.
The message, put simply, is that change is upon us and higher education had better adapt quickly. Not surprisingly, the topic occupied a prominent space on the agenda last month at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities annual meeting.
I was among four other college and university presidents… Read more