In the Spotlight: Sept. 11, 2015

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  • Honorary professor
    Peter Vadasz is presented with an honorary professor award at the Chinese Shandong Academy of Sciences.

    Peter Vadasz, mechanical engineering professor, was named an honorary professor for the Chinese Shandong Academy of Sciences in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. Vadasz was invited to the academy where he received an award and delivered a public lecture.

  • Fred Hurst, senior vice president for NAU Extended Campuses, was elected vice-chair of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Recommendations from the 11-member congressional committee go to Congress and the Secretary of Education. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick appointed Hurst to the committee in 2013.
  • A research article co-authored by Tom Kolb, professor in the School of Forestry, has been highlighted in a commentary in Tree Physiology for novel use of tree-ring analysis, stable isotope chemistry and xylem anatomy to disentangle mechanisms of mortality of piñon pine trees during drought. The full article titled “Mechanisms of piñon pine mortality after severe drought: a retrospective study of mature trees” can be found here.