In the Spotlight: Dec. 4, 2015

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  • SHOW clinic
    NAU graduate student Ciara Romance checks a patient’s blood pressure at the SHOW clinic.

    Northern Arizona University joined Arizona State University and the University of Arizona for the second annual health and wellness fair at the Human Services Campus in Phoenix. The event also celebrated the grand opening of the Student Health Outreach for Wellness project, a tri-university medical outreach effort serving the homeless in downtown Phoenix. More than 300 people visited the fair’s booths where they received free blood pressures screenings, blood glucose checks, hearing assessments and oral health education. NAU’s participating programs include occupational and physical therapy, along with the physician assistant program. Faculty members volunteer time for the outreach efforts.

  • Zachary Smith, Regents’ professor of politics and international affairs, recently published an edited anthology of original articles titled “Developing Civic Engagement in Urban Public Art Programs.” The essays explore how public art can bring communities together, create community where there is no sense of place and assist public administrators to create public art programs that engage the public.
  • Alexandra A. Carpino, professor of art history and chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, delivered a lecture titled “Promoting the Etruscans in Northern Arizona through Study Abroad Programs, Editorial Work and Research” to Etruscan archaeology students on November 20. Carpino was the guest of David Soren, a University of Arizona Regents’ professor.
  • BegayManley Begay, professor of Applied Indigenous Studies, has been named Man of the Year by the Phoenix Indian Center. The award was presented at the 2015 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards in Scottsdale.
  • Danielle Richards, a graduate student in the master’s in literature program, presented her research titled “Time, Androgyny, and Shame in Woolf’s Orlando and Eugenides’ Middlesex” during Pacific University’s “Gender, Race, and Transformation” conference in Oregon.
  • TimelapseHarun Mehmedinovic, assistant professor of practice in the School of Communication, was recently featured on BBC Earth for his seasonal time-lapse video of New River Gorge. The video was shot as part of the Skyglow project, a photo book and time-lapse video series focused on the night sky. Watch the time-lapse here.
    • Northern Arizona University is ranked 44th among the nation’s top online bachelor’s programs in psychology for 2016, according to Rankings were determined based on affordability, flexibility, accessibility, student satisfaction and academic reputation.