Oct. 16, 2019
There are now more than 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States, and 40 million worldwide—a figure expected to double by 2040. Improved prognosis has created a growing need to address the unique health issues facing cancer survivors that result from the disease, its treatment and related conditions.
Oct. 14, 2019
A team of Northern Arizona University researchers won a three-year, $6.3 million grant from the U.S. Air Force to develop nontraditional solutions to the increasing danger of cyberattacks and cyber warfare.
The research, led by professors Bertrand Cambou and Paul Flikkema of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, will examine the practicality of outsmarting hackers by using new hardware technologies. They say the impact of this work reaches all corners of modern life, helping to protect the computers that… Read more
Oct. 9, 2019
If Maya Rappaport had her way, there would be a few new residents of northern Arizona every June.
If it helps, they make great neighbors. And they’re very cute.
Rappaport, a master’s student in the Sustainable Communities program at Northern Arizona University, is on a mission to save the American kestrel—“gorgeous, charismatic, adorable, colorful little falcons” that live throughout the western hemisphere and, though not endangered yet, are well on their way as their habitats and food supplies are wiped out. She’s hoping to stop the… Read more
Oct, 3, 2019
When NAU researcher Heather Williamson wanted to explore how Native American adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their family caregivers experience health and wellness, she thought it was best to let them show her by taking their own photos.
“Having a photo to look at helped create conversation,” Williamson said. “If I asked a question, they may not have come up with as many ideas as when they had a photo to prompt them and they could talk about it on their own… Read more
Oct, 3, 2019
Northern Arizona University was honored with a special 50th-anniversary award at the Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards late last month.
President Rita Cheng accepted the recognition for NAU, which was shared with our two sister institutions. It is an honor, she told the crowd at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, to be part of an organization and culture that is so focused on sustainability and conservation.
“At NAU, sustainability is about people,” Cheng said. “It is about understanding the… Read more
Oct. 1, 2019
Biologists and ecologists monitor wildlife to learn more about their behaviors, but tracking small creatures can be challenging, time-consuming and costly. Through a National Science Foundation grant, a multidisciplinary team at Northern Arizona University—led by Michael Shafer, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Carol Chambers, professor of wildlife ecology; and Paul Flikkema, professor of electrical engineering—has developed technology that could revolutionize the way this research is conducted through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Better yet, the scientists are sharing what they have learned in… Read more
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