Northern Arizona University Archives

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 →

Understanding Ducey’s $1 billion university research infrastructure plan

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Lasting economic impact, the kind that spans generations and creates jobs today and in the future, depends on a series of strategic investments and commitments made by both the public sector and the private sectors. AZBio applauds Governor Doug Ducey for his foresight and commitment to the future of Arizona as demonstrated by his plan… Read More →

Collaboration drives development in Flagstaff

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by in AZRE Magazine

Northern Arizona may not have the same towering skylines or network of commuter trains as Metro Phoenix or Tucson, but the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona doesn’t want companies to be fooled by its laid-back demeanor. ECNoA, an economic development organization supported by 16 regional agencies in Northern Arizona, works collaboratively across public and private… Read More →

Building better learning environments for higher education

The design and construction of projects at universities play a critical role in improving learning and teaching environments. Arizona universities are raising the bar for higher education environments with more creative architectural designs and collaborative areas that incorporate new technologies and sustainability features. Newer projects show an increased emphasis on interactivity and creating collaborative environments… 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 →

Richard Heath named executive director of NAU campus in Prescott Valley

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by in Az Business Leaders

Northern Arizona University hired Richard L. Heath as the new executive director of the NAU campus in Prescott Valley. He will start work on October 24, 2016. Heath brings strong relationships in this region through his current role as the executive director of the Greater Prescott Regional Economic Partnership. “Richard will bring his passion for NAU and… 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 →

NAU recognized for excellence in diversity

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Northern Arizona University recently received the prestigious 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses. “This award is truly an honor and reflects the investment and… 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 →

Beneficial effects of exercise change with age, study says

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For older adults, a 30-minute workout may not be as effective at the cellular level as it is for younger people. According to a new study, age may play a significant role in a cell’s ability to respond to that activity. Tinna Traustadóttir of Northern Arizona University led the study, which was published in Free Radical Biology and… Read More →

NAU brightens sustainable outlook with solar deal

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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 →

And the 2016 winners of RED Awards are …

by in AZRE Magazine

Every year, AZRE magazine recognizes the best projects, leading brokerage teams and top companies in Arizona commercial real estate at the Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. On Thursday March 3, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, AZRE magazine presented the 11th annual RED Awards. Take a look at our 2016 winners.   Photos: Mike Mertes… Read More →

Cytomegalovirus threat outweighs Zika risk, NAU says

As the Zika virus continues to spread across the globe and gain worldwide attention for associated potential birth defects, an NAU researcher is calling for greater public awareness of cytomegalovirus—the most common viral cause of birth defects in the United States. Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, assistant clinical professor of occupational therapy at NAU’s Phoenix Biomedical Campus, began researching… Read More →