In the Spotlight: Aug. 18, 2016

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Eric Yordy, associate professor of Business Law in Northern Arizona University’s W. A. Franke College of Business, was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business at the organization’s 2016 conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ALSB is an international association of business law and ethics professors with approximately 1,000 members. It has 12 affiliated regional associations and sponsors two academic journals. Yordy will serve a five-year rotation, planning the international conference in 2019 and serving as president of the organization in 2019-20.
  • An article published by the BBC relies on anthrax research conducted in the Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics by Talima Pearson, assistant director of the center and assistant research professor, alongside Paul Keim, Regents’ professor and director of the center. Keim and his team have been conducting groundbreaking anthrax research since the early 2000s with studies published around the world.
  • Bill Carter, assistant professor of practice in Creative Media and Film at the School of Communication, was recruited by MIT’s Sloan School of Management to create a film highlighting the Big Data conference in Bogota, Colombia last May. The film is a result of Carter’s two-year partnership with MIT. He also is working with MIT on multiple future projects, including films in Asia, Latin America and Europe as well as trying to raise money for renewable energy projects. Carter looks forward to building more relationships between MIT and NAU’s faculty and students.
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