Kudos to these faculty and staff
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- Coordinator of the Equity and Access office Lauren Copeland-Glenn and assistant professor of educational specialties Chris Lanterman presented “The Accessibility Scavenger Hunt: Empowering Students to Advocate for Campus Change” at the 2018 Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The presentation highlighted the collaborative efforts of the student organization, NAU 4 All, and the university’s Commission on Disability Access and Design in creating an accessible campus and institutional culture that embraces accessibility and universal design.
- The Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) voted Eric D. Yordy president-elect and conference chair of the 2019 summit in Montreal. ALSB is an international association for teachers in business and law working outside of professional law schools. Yordy is associate professor and interim executive director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at NAU.
- Larry Stevens and Chad Woodruff of the Department of Psychological Sciences authored “The Neuroscience of Empathy, Compassion, and Self-Compassion.” The book focuses on the current research, future research and societal conversation regarding the science behind empathy, compassion and self-compassion.
- A group of students, faculty and staff who are part of the NAU Study Abroad program were chosen to present at the Lessons from Abroad Southwest Conference on Sept. 22 at the University of Arizona. The conference is designed to ease the transition of recently returned study abroad students back into their home cultures and allow the opportunity to share experiences while networking with an international community.
- Many faculty members of the physics and astronomy department, along with some students, co-authored papers this summer:
- Christina Thomas and David Trilling were co-authors on “Solar system science with the Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST).” The paper details a community-led assessment of the NASA space telescope’s ability to explore solar systems.
- David Trilling, Andrew McNeill and Michael Mommert were co-authors on “Taxonomy and Light-curve Data of 1000 Serendipitously Observed Main-belt Asteroids.” The authors explain the findings from a study of main-belt asteroids observed using the Sutherland, South Africa, node of the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network.
- Juan P. Tolento and Tyler Robinson co-authored “A Simple Model for Radiative and Convective Fluxes in Planetary Atmospheres.” The paper outlines a model of shortwave and longwave radiative transport and proves its effectiveness in providing important information in planetary atmosphere research.
- Mark Salvatore and Christopher Edwards were co-authors on “A Complex Fluviolacustrine Environment on Early Mars and Its Astrobiological Potentials.” The paper examines the unusual coexistence of certain minerals in parts of Mars and the information this can produce about the geochemistry, water activity and climate of the planet’s early days.
- Étude O’Neel-Judy, Dylan Nicholls, John Castañeda and John G. Gibbs co-authored “Light-Activated, Multi-Semiconductor Hybrid Microswimmers.” O’Neel-Judy, who graduated with a degree in physics in May, was the lead author on the paper discussing modes of motion in photoactivated microswimmers made from titanium dioxide and cuprous oxide.