In the Spotlight: Aug. 24, 2018

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:


Cheyenne Jarrette