In the Spotlight: March 9, 2018

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  • For the fifth year in a row, NAU’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has been recognized with the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This award highlights the outstanding work of Tammy Laird, Anton Ciochetti, Brent Helsel, Joseph Sturm and Francine Dalgai.
  • ranked Northern Arizona University No. 42 on its Top-Ranked Online Bachelor’s Programs in Criminal Justice list. The rankings were based on academic merit, student experience, program value and its similarity to the on-campus program.
  • Northern Arizona University researcher Greg Caporaso’s paper “QIIME allows analysis of high-throughput community sequencing date” exceeded 10,000 citations this week, according to Google Scholar, making it one of the most highly cited papers published by an NAU scientist. The paper explores the bioinformatics software platform QIIME used in Caporaso’s lab in the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at NAU.
  • Northern Arizona University was recently included in three rankings for the Top Military-Friendly Online Colleges, the Top Yellow Ribbon Online Colleges, and the Most Affordable Military-Friendly Online Colleges. NAU ranked No. 35 for Top Military-Friendly Online Colleges, No. 14 for Top Yellow Ribbon Online Colleges and No. 10 for Most Affordable Military-Friendly Online Colleges. The ranked were based on military culture, online support, financial aid and flexibility.
  • Educational leadership professor Ishmael I. Munene has edited a new book titled “Contextualizing and Organizing Contingent Faculty Reclaiming Academic Labor in Universities.” The book looks at the context and organizing strategies of non-tenure-track faculty around the world as they seek to reclaim the dignity of academic labor.
  • Tobias Kreidl, Information Technology Services, received the Citrix Technology Professional award to the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) program for the third consecutive year. The program provides participants with the opportunity to engage with Citrix leaders to help shape the future of cloud computing technologies. Kreidl also was renewed as a member of the NVDIA virtual GPU Community Advisor program and co-presnted the lead session report on behalf of its members at the annual GRID Days event in Santa Clara from Feb. 27-March 1.