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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
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
Health care providers, community partners and NAU faculty from around the state joined in Flagstaff and discussed Arizona’s significant health inequities and the need for a diverse health workforce. The Health Research Workforce Diversity Symposium was part of a larger university initiative to address health disparities by increasing the number of underrepresented professionals in health-related research fields.
Attendees heard that individuals with chronic and infectious diseases are often part of at-risk population groups. Increasing diversity among health researchers and health care providers can… Read more
Themes of student success resounded Tuesday at the groundbreaking of SkyView, the latest student housing project on the Northern Arizona University campus.
SkyView is the fourth project at NAU in partnership with American Campus Communities, the nation’s largest owner, developer and manager of high-quality student housing. Upon its opening in fall 2017, the 284,982-square-foot residential community will house 626 students in 163 units.
Northern Arizona University’s proposed tuition and mandatory fees for the 2016-17 academic year maintain the Pledge guaranteed tuition program, resulting in no tuition increase for 96 percent of continuing undergraduate students on the Flagstaff campus.
“We hold true to our commitment to educate, discover and serve, even in the face of funding challenges,” said NAU President Rita Cheng. “NAU is mindful of the costs for students and families and is focused on continuing to provide high quality education for all Arizonans,… Read more
Northern Arizona University has entered into a formal partnership to offer additional higher education opportunities for Native American students.
A memorandum of understanding was signed this week by NAU President Rita Cheng and Diné College President Martin Ahumada, outlining agreements for academic programming, faculty collaboration and student success initiatives.
Diné College is the country’s first tribal college and the partnership will encourage more Native American students to earn baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Beyond facilitating transfer to… Read more