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In the Spotlight: May 19, 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.  Campus Health Services has been awarded $300,000 per year in grant funding for … Continue reading

sky view of the landscape

Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release

NAU researchers weighed in on an expert assessment of changes in the Arctic and the release of carbon from previously frozen soils. The 98 researchers who participated in the evaluation found the rate of permafrost thaw is tied to human emissions. Continue reading

Jarred soil samples for permafrost sampling

Thawing microbes accelerating carbon release

A paper released in Nature Climate Change identifies microbes and their activity in thawing Arctic permafrost. Continue reading

The Alaskan landscape

Researchers measure potential release of permafrost’s old carbon

Ted Schuur and colleagues are experimentally warming tundra in Alaska to measure the release of old carbon and evaluate its potential effects on ecosystems. Continue reading

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NAU invites community to donate to United Way of Northern Arizona campaign
The deadline to participate in this year's campaign is Dec. 15.
Spring 2017 chhs_fcb_commencement_20170512 Commencement: What to know as we celebrate the class of 2017
More than 2,700 students are expected to graduate in two ceremonies on Friday, with esteemed faculty members offering speeches.
Despars family Family affair: Mother, son graduating from NAU on Saturday
When David Despars signed up for dual enrollment classes while in high school, he reminded his mother, Sharon, of a promise she'd made: 'I'll go to college when you do.' Both graduate on Saturday.
Adrianna Camacho Graduate Adrianna Camacho: President’s Prize winner found passion in cardiac intensive care
Camacho, who went to nursing school at NAU Yuma, says her experience as a heart patient and with her mother's cancer influenced her career choice.
Parking lot Flexible parking permitted during winter break
These permit zone exceptions will be in effect Dec. 18-Jan. 12.
Casey Jones and Abe Springer NAU environmental science student, professor publish dual studies looking at Grand Canyon water flow
Casey Jones, who graduates Friday with a master's degree, and Abe Springer measured the speed and routes water used to move from the Kaibab Plateau to Roaring Springers in the canyon.

Editor’s Picks

NAU’s unique study abroad program wins international award
NAU was honored for its Interdisciplinary Global Program, which allows students to study and work in another country for a full year, helping them to prepare for work in the global economy.
Patient with autism spectrum disorder NAU researcher discovers key to fighting autism may lie not in the mind, but in the gut
Greg Caporaso and team performed fecal microbial transplants, which showed promising results that could lead to a new treatment option.
NAU student-athletes and Louie the Lumberjack join Flagstaff area elementary school students at an assembly. Lumberjack love: NAU student-athletes work with area elementary school children
Members of several NAU sports teams worked with local elementary school students to encourage academic responsibility, good character and fitness through the Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. program