In the Spotlight: July 6, 2018

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  • Physics and astronomy assistant professor Ryan Behunin and master’s student Megan Chamberlain presented at the Fluctuation-induced Phenomena in Complex Systems conference in Bad Honnef, Germany. The seminar’s purpose is to look at the different aspects of fluctuation-induced phenomena and discuss the future and techniques. The presentation Behunin and Chamberlain gave was on fundamental noise in brillouin lasers.
  • Physics and astronomy assistant professor Christopher Edwards co-authored “Structural relationship between the Karakoram and Longmu Co fault systems, southwestern Tibetan Plateau, revealed by ASTER remote sensing,” published by GeoScience World. The paper explores how the fault systems do not intersect and how it affects the Tibetan lithosphere. The article was recently featured on The Geological Society of America’s website.
  • NAU ranked No. 8 in Great Value Colleges for an Online Master’s in its teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) program. The ranking is based on tuition, student-faculty ratio, national recognition and tuition discount for online students.
  • College Choice ranked NAU’s Educational Technology program No. 9 in the nation for the Best Online Master’s in Educational Technology Degrees, and  No. 8 in the most affordable list. The rankings are determined by quality, reputation, affordability, value and satisfaction.
  • Assistant research professor in the School of Earth and Sustainability and Biological Sciences Erika Nowak was invited to speak at “Snakebite: From Science to Society.” The conference focused on developing solutions for snakebites. Nowak talked about informing people more on snakes to prevent them from getting bitten.
  • Comparative cultural studies professor Jason BeDuhn received a $5,000 seed grant from the American Council of Learned Societies. The awards are given to individual scholars for their research in humanities and related social sciences. BeDuhn will be conducting research on the nature of selfhood and humanity.
Tallie Valverde