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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
Plants can grow faster as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase, but only if they have enough nitrogen or partner with fungi that help them get it, according to new research published in Science.
The study, which included researchers from Northern Arizona University, the University of Antwerp (Belgium), Indiana University and New South Wales University (Australia), was led by César Terrer Moreno, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College London.
The team synthesized more than 80 past experiments and found that higher… Read more
The Civic Service Institute at Northern Arizona University has been awarded a $1.2 million grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service to serve 5,000 high school students throughout Arizona.
CSI@NAU was the only agency in Arizona to receive funding from this competitive national grant opportunity. The institute will partner with college and career readiness organizations such as the Arizona College Access Network, the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education and the Metropolitan Education Commission. CSI@NAU is currently seeking additional… Read more
Northern Arizona University is one of seven member institutions of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to be selected as participants in a three-year project that seeks to personalize learning and improve undergraduate education through adoption of high-quality adaptive courseware. APLU’s Personalized Learning Consortium is overseeing the grants, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
NAU will receive $515,000 as part of the Adaptive Courseware Grant program to adopt, implement and scale use of adaptive courseware in… Read more