In the Spotlight: April 24, 2020
Kudos to these faculty, staff and programs
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- Matthew Wangeman, a faculty member with the Institute for Human Development, was featured in the article “Living the Dream,” published in the Haas School of Business Magazine. The article shares insight into Wangeman’s life with cerebral palsy and his efforts to advocate for those with disabilities to eliminate associated stigmas and misconceptions.
- The main Instagram account for Northern Arizona University was ranked in the top 200 most popular accounts out of 6,472 official university accounts by uniRank. Results are calculated based on number of followers with NAU tallying 51,444 followers.
- Bruce Hungate, director of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society and Regents’ Professor of biological sciences; Kate Petersen, Ecoss communications manager; Victor Leshyk, research project coordinator; and Jane Marks, professor of biological sciences, authored the article, “Science-telling through art,” in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The article discusses how art can be used to share science, but argues for a kind of science art that is compelling and instructive to cut through the noise of misleading information.
- Professor of biological sciences Yiqi Luo collaborated with Shuli Niu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to publish the article, “Mature forest shows little increase in carbon uptake in a CO2-enriched atmosphere,” in Nature. The authors discuss researchers’ results when a mature eucalyptus forest was exposed to added CO2, testing the CO2 fertilization effect. The minor carbon uptake they measured closely matched theoretically derived calculations, which suggests photosynthesis is curbed biochemically as atmospheric CO2
- Ricky Camplain, assistant professor of health sciences with the Center for Health Equity Research, was appointed to the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health board of directors. He will join as a key leader engaged in criminal justice health research, health career training and clinical care delivery systems.