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NAU and Coder Camps offer software development training

To help employers meet the growing demand for skilled software developers, Northern Arizona University and national programming boot camp Coder Camps are partnering to teach students full-stack software development in 12 weeks. Powered by Coder Camps’ new modular curriculum, the classes will be available through NAU in support of its mission to serve critical workforce… Read More →

NAU lab using virtual reality for education

Virtual reality at NAU

You’re in the lecture hall listening to the professor. You read the book, analyzed every graph, example and photo, but you’re still not getting it. There’s just not enough context, but a lesson in virtual reality just may be the trick to help you along in class. One Northern Arizona University professor launched a lab… Read More →

NAU, UA health students collaborate to improve patient care

A one-year inter-professional mentorship program is bringing together health profession students from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to better understand and improve the patient’s experience. The Community Health Mentor Program, which launched in 2015, stresses the importance of an inter-professional approach in order to provide successful health… Read More →

NAU president highlights successes, future of possibilities

“We are working together to build the future we know NAU deserves,” President Rita Cheng told students, faculty, staff and the Flagstaff community during the campus forum held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the High Country Conference Center. View the full powerpoint slideshow or watch the recorded presentation online. “As we gather here today, our university… Read More →

NAU president sees ‘possibilities in every direction’

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“At Northern Arizona University, we see possibilities in every direction,” President Rita Cheng told the Arizona Board of Regents during Friday’s annual Operational and Financial Review. During her presentation, the president highlighted the university’s many accomplishments over the last year, thanking the members of the campus community, Flagstaff and board for their contributions. “Northern Arizona University… Read More →

Arizona Forward honors environmental excellence

Deemed a “building of the future,” Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. Jurists praised the facility as among the greenest building of its kind in the world. Arizona Forward celebrated the 36th anniversary of its historic program… Read More →

TGen, NAU ID anthrax linked to Soviet-era disaster

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A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk, Russia, when it was part of the USSR.   The Soviet Union produced anthrax spores on an industrial scale but repeatedly denied the… Read More →

NAU ranked No. 1 in the nation for social media engagement

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Northern Arizona University has placed itself at the top of the mountain when it comes to social media engagement. The state university was ranked No. 1 by Rival IQ and Up&Up in what the companies described as “the first ever study of the effectiveness of social media across leading universities in the United States.” According to its news release,… Read More →

NAU brightens sustainable outlook with solar deal

solar panels, renewable energy

Northern Arizona University took its latest step toward long-term sustainable operations Tuesday by announcing that the university will host a large solar panel system on campus. NAU President Rita Cheng signed documents at a ceremony on campus to mark the project’s launch. Student representatives and officials from Arizona Public Service also attended. “There are many people… Read More →

NAU’s athletic training program expands to Phoenix

A national shift in credentialing for athletic trainers finds Northern Arizona University well positioned for expansion at its Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The master of athletic training program on NAU’s Flagstaff campus will graduate its first cohort in May 2016, and in July the Phoenix campus will welcome its first entering class. “The discussion started many… Read More →

NAU archaeologists document historic sites with 3D technology

Imagine being able to look at a historical site from every angle, measure the smallest details on the interior and identify how to preserve it without ever touching it. Photogrammetry technology combines hundreds of overlapping high resolution images taken with a digital camera mounted on a pole to create a 3D color virtual model of… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

NAU receives $1.5M TRIO Student Support Services grant

valley forward receives grant

Northern Arizona University has been awarded a TRIO Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its program through August 2020. The grant award will be $296,273 annually, totaling about $1,481,365, and will serve 240 first-generation, low-income students or students with disabilities each year. This is in addition to institutional support of approximately 200… Read More →

NASA honors NAU for asteroid observations

A team led by David Trilling, associate professor of astronomy at Northern Arizona University, has been selected to receive a NASA Group Achievement Award. According to NASA, the Spitzer Near Earth Asteroid Team is being recognized “for exemplary science implementation, analysis and execution of the Spitzer 2011 MD and 2009 BD near-Earth Asteroid Observations for… Read More →