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In the Spotlight: April 27, 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. GreenPal ranked Northern Arizona University 29th in its list of the 35 Most Pristine … Continue reading

In the Spotlight: April 13, 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. School of Music professor Blase Scarnati and associate vice president for global initiatives Daniel Palm presented … Continue reading

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

In the Spotlight: Feb. 23, 2018

Congratulations to these faculty and staff members for their outstanding achievements. Continue reading

In the Spotlight: Jan. 11, 2018

Kudos to these faculty and staff 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. Top Master’s in Education ranked Northern Arizona University 15th on its list of … Continue reading

Live from NAU, it’s The Flagstaff Experience! Dutch students wrap up three-week video production course with live TV show

Every year students from a university in the Netherlands come to NAU for hands-on experience of planning, shooting and putting together a live TV show. Continue reading

In the Spotlight: June 1, 2017

Kudos to these faculty and staff 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. Bill Carter, an assistant professor of practice in the School of Communication, was … Continue reading

Oscar statuettes

Making Oscar picks? NAU film instructor opines on likely winners

NAU film instructor Paul Helford shared his picks for the 89th annual Academy Awards. Continue reading

Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop

Native American high school students gain hands-on media experience

High school students tell their story during the fifth annual Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Workshop. Continue reading

Still shot from a rodeo documentary.

NAU offering new graduate program in documentary studies

Applications still being accepted for new master's program. Continue reading

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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.
Sarah Haffly Graduate Sarah Haffly: Breaking the cycle of drug abuse and dysfunction motivated grad student to become her family’s success story
Haffly, whose childhood included drug-addicted parents, poverty and even a brief period of homelessness, is earning her MBA before starting a job at accounting firm PwC.
Kynan Kawai Graduate Kynan Kawai: How struggling through college 3,000 miles from home helped him find his cultural identity
Like many college students, Hawaiian native Kawai was forced to work two, sometimes three jobs to be able to afford tuition, rent and life's necessities. He was homesick, lost motivation and fell behind in school, then he found the HAPA Hawaiian Club.
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Thirty-nine NAU faculty members have completed a certificate in effective college instruction from the Association of College and University Educators to further enhance their teaching skills.
Flagstaff Bike to Work Week Participate in Bike to School and Work Week May 20 – 25
Join Flagstaff in the annual Bike to School and Work Week from May 20-25! Participate in events throughout the week for chances to win various raffle prizes.
Margaret Wood teaching in Vietnam NAU Fulbright student scholars awarded opportunities in Greece, Laos
Alexandra Huff will study geology in Greece, while Margaret Wood will teach English in Laos. Both plan to use their Fulbright experiences to propel future doctoral studies.

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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.