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NAU student Miranda Henry on study abroad

From ‘not sure’ to New Zealand: NAU senior finds her passion during internship halfway around the world

International relations major Miranda Henry spent her summer crafting an emergency management plan for Wellington, New Zealand's capital city. Continue reading

San Juan spring break river trip

Spring break serves as break from the ordinary for NAU students, faculty and staff

Check out the variety of university-sponsored trips NAU students, faculty and staff are going on during spring break 2017. Continue reading

Cuba trip attendees

NAU’s first trip to Cuba life-changing by design

Interior Design professor, Melissa Santana, led a group of NAU students to Havana, Cuba, over spring break where they learned about historic preservation and the kindness of the Cuban people. Continue reading

Sampling coral in a Saipan lagoon.

Saipan tests research skills and resolve during student field experience

Biological diversity, hard work and an eye-opening adventure met undergraduate students conducting research in the Northern Mariana Islands. Continue reading

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The Geological Society of America Logo Geological Society of America meeting in Flagstaff
Dozens of Northern Arizona University faculty and students participated in the annual regional Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain/Cordilleran Joint Sectional meeting, held in Flagstaff in May.
Engineering students run machine NAU creates new College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences to respond to growing demand
The new college, which the Arizona Board of Regents approved Thursday, will allow NAU to put more focused efforts on recruitment and student success.
Christopher Edwards -- Mars Rover Studying Mars on Earth: NAU scientist conducting astrobiological research in Mojave Desert
Christopher Edwards was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from NASA to understand the habitability of Mars by studying extreme, Mars-like environments on Earth.
NAU physicist receives prestigious 2018 Cottrell Scholar Award
John Gibbs is one of 24 early-career teacher-scholars selected nationally from the fields of chemistry, physics and astronomy. He is the first recipient from NAU to receive this award.
CUPI member Hannah Roberts speaks with NAIC leader Maria de Jesus Guillen at an NAIC immigration team meeting Community-oriented research offers dual benefits for NAU student team, nonprofit group
The team, comprised of undergraduate students from a variety of majors, is part of the Community and University Public Inquiry program through Sustainable Communities.
Curiosity rover on Mars Life on Mars? NAU astronomy professor discusses NASA’s finding of organic matter on Red Planet
Mark Salvatore, who studies the surface of Mars, said this exciting development indicates there was life on Mars at one point in its history.

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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.