In the Spotlight: May 4, 2018

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  • Anthropology professor Melissa Liebert co-authored a paper entitled “Tradeoffs between immune function and childhood growth among Amazonian forager-horticulturists” that has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper discusses how low-level immune activity can predict reduced child growth.
  • College of Arts and Letters professor Michael Amundson has won a grant from the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. The grant will support Amundson’s proposed project, “Glacier National Park Revisited: Rephotographing Clyde A. McCoy’s 1940 Color 3D.”
  • Bjorn Krondorfer, College of Arts and Letters professor and director of the Martin-Springer Institute, was selected for the Santa Fe Art Institute’s thematic residency program, Truth & Reconciliation. This prestigious program brings together 70 artists, creative practitioners, content experts and innovative thinkers to explore how the truth can be used as a means of reconciliation.
  • College Choice ranked Northern Arizona University in four lists for online health science degrees including Best, Best Master’s, Most Affordable and Most Affordable Master’s. NAU ranked No. 16 for best online, No. 13 for best online Master’s, No. 13 for most affordable online and No. 9 for most affordable online.
  • KNAU’s Aaron Granillo won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for best writing for his story “Arizona Prison Inmates Find Freedom Through Training Wild Horses.”This is the 12th consecutive year KNAU has won this award.
  • Paul Lenze, senior lecturer for the Department of Politics and International Affairs, presented “Leading from Behind: Obama and Trump in the Middle East” at the Middle East: Between Revolts & Insecurity conference at the University of Quebec-Montreal. This is the second year in a row Lenze has been invited to discuss U.S. foreign policy at the conference.
  • Northern Arizona University’s bachelor’s of science in allied health has been ranked No. 11 by This is an improvement from last year’s No. 24 rank.