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In the Spotlight: March 30, 2018

Kudos to these staff and faculty  Do you have a spotlight item to share with the NAU community? E-mail your announcements to Inside@nau.edu, or use our online submission form. Journalism professor Martin D. Sommerness and communication and journalism instructor Alexa S. DuMity presented … Continue reading

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

NAU focus on student success

NAU part of national program to improve, share formula for student success

Northern Arizona University has been selected to be part of Frontier Set, an innovative new program to increase student success at universities nationwide. Continue reading

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Cheng highlights successful community collaboration at ABOR meeting

Collaboration and student success were focal points at the summer Arizona Board of Regents meeting in Flagstaff last week. Continue reading

Dr. Bertrand Cambrou

NAU professor becomes an invention ambassador

American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Lemelson Foundation named Dr. Bertrand Cambou as an invention ambassador. Continue reading

students fill the Pedway in spring

Record spring enrollment boosted by diversity

A wide range of support services contributes to retention of incoming students. Continue reading

Dr Rita Cheng

Reminder: President Cheng to host campus forum Feb. 16

The State of the University forum is scheduled from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the High Country Conference Center. 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.