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3 Minute Grad Slam

NAU grad student takes home top prize at statewide 3 Minute Grad Slam

Sofia Sweeney won for her research using Instagram to teach Spanish, while Alexis Okurily won people's choice for her research treating Parkinson's with physical therapy. Continue reading

athletic trainer

NAU’s graduate program in athletic training expanding to Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Athletic trainers often pursue careers at high schools, colleges and rehabilitation clinics. Continue reading

Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Growth and impact at Phoenix Biomedical Campus

NAU programs address Arizona's ongoing need for skilled health professionals. Continue reading

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Phoenix Biomedical Campus to host presentation by wounded warrior advocate

NAU Occupational Therapy Department sponsoring appearance as part of Disability Awareness Month. Continue reading

Stroke patient on treadmill

NAU research project puts stroke patients back on their feet

Participants sought for study to demonstrate value of aerobic training in stroke recovery. Continue reading

physical therapy students in lab

NAU joins elite group of residency programs in neurologic physical therapy

Prestigious, intensive program plans to admit new residents each year. Continue reading

Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awards $1.5 million to NAU for expansion of physician assistant program

Physician assistants are increasingly being relied upon as primary care providers. Continue reading

Health Sciences Education Building

$1 million gift boosts NAU health professions education in Phoenix

Build-out of academic, lab space to benefit three NAU graduate programs. Continue reading

Occupational therapist works with a patient.

NAU occupational therapy program prepares for fall semester debut

Accrediting body praises strengths of program in granting approval. Continue reading

Occupational therapist works with a patient.

NAU moves to ‘front edge’ of occupational therapy with new program

Arizona gains a much-needed health care option. 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.