In the Spotlight: Oct. 18, 2013

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Ophelia Wang, remote sensing and GIS specialist in the NAU Lab of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology, is a co-author of Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora, which has been published in Science.
  • Annette McGivney, journalism senior lecturer, won a national magazine writing award for her story, “Arch Rival,” that was published in the Nov. 2012 issue of Arizona Highways magazine. The story, about a “scary yet wonderful” off-trail backpacking trip McGivney made to Royal Arch in Grand Canyon, won the bronze award for Best Travel Feature in the 2013 International Regional Magazine Association Awards.
  • NAU’s Philosophy in the Public Interest has been selected as this year’s winner of the American Philosophical Association’s prize for excellence and innovation in philosophy programs. The association noted the program is “truly indicative of the innovation, excellence and inspiration that we seek in an award winner.” The award will be presented during the association’s annual meeting in December in Baltimore.