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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

Latest Site Activity

NAU researcher uses native species to restore the Colorado Plateau
Brad Butterfield is collaborating with the Bureau of Land Management to figure out what various seeds are needed to repopulate fire-devastated areas.
2017 Legislature Intern Class Arizona legislative internships offer glimpse into career in public service, accepting applications now
Each spring, Northern Arizona University students have the opportunity to develop skills and experience the legislative process firsthand while working alongside professionals at the state capitol.
Manic Moonday: NAU astronomer discusses solar eclipse, why people should experience the celestial scenery
Ty Robinson says the eclipse can explain planetary behavior, which may take us closer to discovering alien life, and also is a neat experience for viewers.
NAU welcomes new community art exhibit
Artists celebrate 20 years of Flagstaff Open Studios at the High Country Conference Center.
COPs NAU scientists urge further study of ‘the beasts in all of us’—colonizing opportunistic pathogens
Bacterial pathogens often live a double life in humans, residing docilely until a flare-up, at which they can be toxic to their human hosts.
AmeriCorps logo NAU’s AmeriCorps seeks Arizona Ready for College and Career partner sites
Do you know of a local organization who seeks to help students prepare for college?

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