In the Spotlight: March 29, 2019

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  • Assistant professor of sociology Jielu Lin published “A Bayesian hierarchical logistic regression model of multiple informant family health histories” in BMC Medical Research Methodology. The article addresses the complications of collecting family health history (FHH) from multiple informants and incorporating health-related behaviors into FHH-based risk calculations and proposes a statistical model that can improve classification accuracy.

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    Photograph By Russ Gilbert ©1989 Fountains Abby, North Yorkshire England
  • Professor of photography Russell Gilbert will have photos of 16th century monastic ruins in England, Ireland and Wales on display at the Will McNabb Fine Jewelry Studio in downtown Flagstaff throughout April. An artist reception will be held at the First Friday Art Walk from 5-7 p.m. Gilbert is a 1985 alumnus of the university’s photography program.
  • Professor and Associate Chair of English Donelle Ruwe gave an invited talk at the University of Georgia sponsored by the Georgia Colloquium in 18th and 19th Century Literature. Ruwe introduced the literary and aesthetic debates incited by the 1814 invention of the chiroplast. Her talk was released this month as the chapter “Mediocrity: Mechanical Training and Music for Girls” in the edited collection “Literary Cultures and Eighteenth-Century Childhood.”
  • Faculty in the physics and astronomy department, along with some students, produced a number of publications recently:
  • Successful Student included Northern Arizona University on its list of Best Online Colleges of 2019. Schools were selected based on the quality of programs, course offerings, faculty, awards, rankings, reputation and overall online education process. NAU was highlighted for providing online students with access to online tutoring, full library access and guidance from professors and advisors.
  • ranked Northern Arizona University in the top 10 on its 2019 list of Most Affordable Colleges. NAU was selected from thousands logo colleges throughout the U.S. for its economical tuition rates, availability of financial aid and work-study, career and academic resources for students, graduation rates and facilities and programs offered.
  • Professor of humanities Gioia Woods was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach American environmental literature and ecocriticism at the University of Milan. Woods also published the edited collection “Left in the West: Literature, Culture, and Progressive Politics in the American West,” which examines how writers, artists and movements contributed to the region’s political position.
Cheyenne Jarrette