In the Spotlight: Feb. 10, 2011

Leslie Ries and Thomas Sisk

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  • Thomas Sisk, professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, and Leslie Ries, ecologist from the University of Maryland, were awarded the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program’s Project of the Year for Resource Conservation and Climate Change. Sisk and Ries created a modeling tool for the U.S. Department of Defense for managing land use and natural habitats while promoting the missions of sustainability and conservation planning.
  • Ken Lorek, The Ralph M. Bilby Endowed Chair in The W.A. Franke College of Business, has an article forthcoming in the Journal of Theoretical Accounting titled, “Quarterly Earnings Expectations: An Examination of the Idiosyncratic Case when Time-Series Models Outperform Analysts.”
  • Pause with purposeAmy Horn, photography instructor in the School of Communication, has a solo exhibit on display at Brandy’s Restaurant in Flagstaff through March 7. The exhibit, “Pause with Purpose, A Photographic Medley of Destinations,” includes 25 of Horn’s photographs from her travels. Meet the artist at an artist’s reception from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.12. Brandy’s is located at 1500 E. Cedar Ave.
  • Senior mechanical engineering major Jenny Baca is featured in a scholar profile for NAU’s mechanical engineering program in the annual report for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.