In the Spotlight: Jan. 6, 2012

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  • Biology lecturer Sylvester Allred’s book, The Natural History of Tassel-Eared Squirrels, received a Notable Mention in the 2011 Southwest Books of the Year, published by Pima County Public Library. Reviewer Bill Broyles calls Allred’s book “authoritative and likely to be a standard reference for years to come.” He also writes that it is “…reader friendly and full of interesting natural history. The numerous color photos greatly add to our appreciation.” Read the full review online.
  • Jeffrey Lovich, biology adjunct faculty member and a research ecologist with U.S. Geological Survey’s Colorado Plateau Station at NAU, recently had research published in BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. The article, titled “Wildlife Conservation and Solar Energy Development in the Desert Southwest, United States,” discusses proposed development of renewable energy facilities on public lands throughout the Southwest, including areas with high biodiversity and habitats of protected species. Lovich coauthored the article with Joshua Ennen, a biology professor at Maryville College and former NAU affiliate.
  • NAU’s Cline Library provided 150 images—out of more than 9,000 that have already been made available online—for the “Amazing Kolb Brothers” exhibit at the historic Kolb Studio at Grand Canyon National Park. Ellsworth and Emery Kolb arrived at the South Rim in the dawning years of the 20th century before the Grand Canyon was designated a national park. Stories of their adventures, their family and their enduring photography business on the rim are told for the first time in exhibit form and displayed in their historic studio. A few original Kolb cameras also have been placed on loan with the exhibit, including an early motion picture camera.
  • The Classified Staff Advisory Council and volunteers from the NAU community delivered the gift of warmth to residents of Flagstaff last month. More than 1,400 pieces of clothing were donated on campus during the council’s 2011 Warm Clothing Drive.