In the Spotlight: Jan. 20, 2017

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  • President Cheng with delegates
    Photo, from left to right: Daniel Palm, Executive Director of the Center for International Education; Tom Cheng; Gerardo Carrasco, Director, Centro de Geociencias at UNAM; Maru Alvarez; Javier Alvarez, Professor of Biology at UNAM; President Cheng; Rosaura, Dean of the College of Science at UNAM; Catalina Stern, Associate Dean of the College of Science at UNAM’ Vanessa Zepeda, Deputy Director of Universaria; Melissa Armstrong, Director of Interdisciplinary Global Programs

    On Jan. 13, President Rita Cheng traveled to Mexico City with a delegation from the Center for International Education, including executive director Daniel Palm, to participate in relationship-building activities with representatives from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Universia higher education network.

  • Alexandra A. Carpino, interim associate dean in the College of Arts and Letters, recently facilitated a colloquium she organized as part of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America in Toronto, Canada.  Entitled “Collecting and Presenting the Etruscans in North America,” Carpino’s conference looked at the past acquisition and display strategies used by a number of public and university museums throughout history.
  • NAU’s Science and Health Building was featured in the journal American Institute of Architects. In the article, Richärd+Bauer, the Phoenix-based firm that designed the building, was recognized for its innovative design. “Illuminated white stairs zigzag across the atrium, a nod to the crystalline formations found in nearby caves; the composition of the exterior rain screen panels references the rock strata in the mountains around Flagstaff.”
  • Northern Arizona University’s Army ROTC program recently received the 2016 Geronimo Award for Best Large Army ROTC Program, which recognized the hard work and commitment to both student success and developing two lieutenants for the U.S. Army.
  • Professor Bill Carter, author of “Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story about Copper, the Metal That Runs the World” is marking his book’s French debut on Feb. 13 with publisher Editions Intervalles. Carter, an assistant professor of practice in the School of Communication, will have a book tour in France in late spring/summer. Carter’s books have been translated into seven languages.
  • James I. Bowie, senior lecturer in sociology, was recently interviewed by the Orange County Register about the new logo adopted by the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers following their move from San Diego. Bowie, who also runs Emblemetric—a blog that analyzes logo design trends—said the new logo was “sharp, attractive and energetic.”
  • The American Institute of Economic Research named Flagstaff the best college town in Arizona and third best in the nation, behind Boulder, Colorado, and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The rankings were based on various factors related to demographics, economics and quality of life, with Flagstaff earning high marks in diversity, access to the city and entertainment options, including music, outdoor activities and bars and restaurants.
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