Kudos to these faculty, staff and students
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- Dayle Hardy-Short and Brant Short, professors of communication at NAU, along with John Dittmann, public information officer for West Yellowstone, Montana, presented a workshop, “Communication Skills and Strategies for Leaders in Mining Communities,” at the fourth national Summit of Mining Communities in Butte, Mont., Oct. 13. The summit focuses on sharing experiences that help communities avert or reduce the severe economic cycles associated with mining.
Brant Short, Michelle Flude, senior public relations major, and LeeDa Miller, senior journalism major, presented a paper at the mining summit: “Telling the Story of Coal Mining in Popular Song: A Rhetorical Analysis of Kathy Matta’s 2008 Recording COAL.” Miller is from Great Falls, Mont., and plans to attend law school. Flude is from Anaheim, Calif., and plans to attend graduate school in social work.
- Several faculty members and students from NAU’s School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability presented their research at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 18-21 in Portland, Oregon, where more than 6,000 scientists were expected to attend.
- David Best, professor, presented “Using National Parks to Provide an Integrated Field Course in Geology and Biology”
- Ernest Duebendorfer, professor, presented “Paleoproterozoic Crustal-Scale Gravitational Collapse Northwestern Arizona: New Insights into an Ancient Orogeny”
- David Elliott, professor, presented “New Information on Poraspids (Agnatha, Heterostraci) from the Early Devonian of the Western United States”
- Valerie Hallam, graduate student, presented “Statistical Comparisons of Geomorphic and Species Diversity Indices for Springs Ecosystems”
- Evan Howell, graduate student, presented “Sedimentological Constraints on the Evolution of the Late Triassic Cordilleran Arc: New Evidence from the Sonsela Member of the Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ”
- Jodi Norris, affiliated staff member, presented “Estimating Paleoflood Volume in Snowmelt Dominated Systems: Case Study, Colorado River at Lees Ferry”
- Michael Ort, professor, presented “Two New Supereruptions in the Altiplano-Puna Volcanic Complex of the Central Andes”
- Nancy Riggs, professor, presented “Provenance of Upper Triassic Strata in Southwestern North America as Suggested by Isotopic Analysis and Chemistry of Zircon Crystals”
- Abe Springer, director of the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, presented “Hydroecological Assessment of Springs Ecosystem Conditions and Risks with a New Springs Ecosystem Assessment Protocol”
- Paul Umhoefer, professor, presented “Miocene Sedimentation Near the Lost Basin Range and Initiation of Wheeler Fault System Eastern Lake Mead, Arizona: 15 MA Disruption of the Footwall of the South Virgin-White Hills Detachment Fault”