In the Spotlight: Sept. 26-30, 2022

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  • Fred DeMicco, executive director and professor in the School of Hospitality and Restaurant Management, and MBA student Elisabeth Gutt wrote an article that was recently published in Hospitalitynet. The article, “Creative Uses for the Princess Cruise Medallion Technology in the Lodging and Hospitality Industry” discusses the Medallion technology from the Princess Cruise line and different applications of this new technology for lodging and hospitality companies.  
  • Associate professor of astronomy and planetary science (APS) Chad Trujillo and APS chair David Trilling are among the list of authors on the new paper, “A Deep and Wide Twilight Survey for Asteroids Interior to Earth and Venus.” This paper discusses the results of conducting a survey using twilight time on the Dark Energy Camera with the Blanco 4m telescope in Chile to look for objects interior to Earth’s and Venus’ orbits. 
  • Third year Ph.D. student Shae Raposa‘s first first-author paper, “Non-isoplethic measurement on the solid–liquid–vapor equilibrium of binary mixtures at cryogenic temperatures, was published in the Journal of Chemical Physics. Co-authors include adjuncts of the astrophysical ice lab Will Grundy and Jennifer Hanley, astronomy and planetary science professor Stephen Tegler and Ph.D. students Anna Engle and Cece Thieberger. 
  • Recent Ph.D. graduates Colin Chandler and Will Oldroyd have a new paper with Trujillo. The article, “Migratory Outbursting Quasi-Hilda Object 282P/(323137) 2003 BM80” reports object 282P/(323137) 2003 BM80 having undergone sustained activity for 15 months thus far and details findings stemming in part from their NASA Partner Citizen Science project Active Asteroids. 
  • Postdoctoral scholar Aurelian Stcherbinine has a new paper out: “A Two Martian Years Survey of Water Ice Clouds on Mars with ACS onboard TGO.” 
  • Christopher Edwards, associate professor of astronomy and planetary science, is a contributing author on a new paper, “Migrating Thermal Tides in the Martian Atmosphere during Aphelion Season Observed by EMM/EMIRS. This article presents results from EMIRS/Emirates Mars Mission, which is presently orbiting Mars.  
  • Postdoc Cheng Ye, past postdoc Cong Pan and Edwards had a paper accepted in Earth and Space Science detailing the significant improvements to a processing pipeline for using THEMIS compositional data of Mars: “Simplified Automatic Atmospheric Correction for THEMIS Infrared Data. 
  • Special Collections Librarian Emeritus Richard Quartaroli, who presented at the Colorado River Basin History Symposium in Kanab, Utah in October, recently had a paper published by the Grand Canyon Historical Society (GCHS) in their Proceedings, September 2022: “John Wesley Powell, Jacob Hamblin, and ‘a Mormon map.'” His and other presentations may be viewed on the GCHS website. 
  • Northern Arizona University was awarded the 2022 USDA-NIFA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program (NNF). Functioning collaboratively with eligible higher education institutions, this competitive grant program develops intellectual capital to ensure the preeminence of U.S. food and agricultural systems. 
  • Northern Arizona University is considered one of EduMed’s nation’s premier institutions providing top online health care programs going into 2023.  
    • No. 8 for Best Nurse Practitioner Programs Online 
    • No. 10 for Best Online Dental Hygiene Programs 
    • No. 39 for Best Nursing Programs Online 
  •  Junior Theo Quax has been named the Big Sky Men’s Athlete of the Week and the USTFCCCA Men’s National Athlete of the Week. Quax earned his first individual victory of the season at the Coaching Tree Invitational, finishing 8.4 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. He ran a time of 23:26.3 on the 8K course.  
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