In the Spotlight: Jan. 9, 2008

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  • Praise continues to flow for A River Reborn: The Restoration of Fossil Creek, a film featuring NAU researchers. The film won the Audience Favorite Award at the 2007 North American Association for Environmental Education conference in November. Executive producer Stefan Sommer said the film also will screen on Jan. 12 at the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, Calif. The public is invited to vote for the film to win an award and comment on it at urth.TV, a new social media network for sustainability and healthy lifestyles.
  • Tabitha Graves, a doctoral student in NAU’s School of Forestry, co-presented “Modeling Variation in Grizzly Bear Density within a Population,” and had a poster, “Antenna Angle and Height Affect GPS Collar Fix Success in Captive Bears,” at the International Bear Association meeting in Monterrey, Mexico, in November.
  • Martha Portree, the Cline librarian who died in July, will have the scholarship she helped create named after her. In 2003, Portree helped create an annual Commission on the Status of Women Scholarship, NAU Foundation fund 4904, for single mothers who excel academically. It is now the Martha Portree Commission on the Status of Women Scholarship. Information is on the NAU Foundation web site.