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Undergraduate Research Symposium

NAU Undergraduate Symposium registration now open

Registration for Northern Arizona University's 10th annual Undergraduate Symposium opens Feb. 1. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Apr. 27 in the J. Lawrence Walkup SkyDome. Continue reading

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

Romy Ghanem holds her award next to Diane Stearns, left, and Vice President for Research Bill Grabe

Outstanding NAU researchers and scholars honored

Northern Arizona University researchers were honored during the 2016 Research and Creative Activity Awards last month. Continue reading

Awards to be presented for research and creative activity

Awards honor research, scholarly and artistic achievement at NAU. Continue reading

Trina Spencer in the classroom

NAU researcher rolling out remedy for reading crisis

Trina Spencer's research leads to the development and roll-out of a new system to teach kids to read and write. Continue reading

Skin infections in micro image

Study finds new mechanism to combat serious skin infections

Researchers identified ionic liquids as a promising way to deliver antibiotics in the fight against serious skin infections like MRSA. Continue reading

Latest Site Activity

American Legion hosts Memorial Day weekend events for Flagstaff, NAU communities
The American Legion Mark A Moore Post 3 in Flagstaff is looking for volunteers to place flags at veterans' graves over Memorial Day weekend to honor fallen heroes.
Stephen Dunn conducting Sounds of the summer: NAU trumpet professor talks about his love of jazz
Stephen Dunn's love of jazz started in junior high school when he joined a jazz band. He still loves the genre's improvisational techniques.
Tribal Leadership Initiative executive education session NAU hosts representatives of Arizona’s Native nation, First Nations from Canada for executive training
More than 60 directors and managers representing Native nations in Arizona and First Nations in Canada participated in a Tribal Leadership Initiative executive education session at NAU.
Snorkeling Share your #NAUsummer adventures
Whether you’re taking in the quiet of campus, working on a new project, checking off a bucket list item or exploring our great state and beyond—we want to see it!
Illustration of boreal forest NAU scientists publish first estimate of carbon emissions from 2014 mega-fires in Canada’s boreal forests
Xanthe Walker, Michelle Mack and Ted Schuur of Ecoss collaborated with Scott Goetz from SICCS for the study, which quantifies how much carbon a boreal forest fire can release.

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.