Northern Arizona University Archives

Experts say healthy forests improve quality of life

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Dense forests that blanket millions of acres in northern Arizona are a lightning strike away from a potentially catastrophic wildfire that could threaten our quality of life statewide. Healthy forests impact air quality and maintain our water supply through watersheds that feed the Verde and Salt rivers. They also contribute to our state’s economy through… Read More →

Fort Valley Apartments sell for $3.65M feverpitched

Bruce Hanley represented Clear Sky Capital Partners in the acquisition of the 44-unit Fort Valley Apartments in Flagstaff, AZ for $3,650,000. The seller was Fort Valley Apartments LLC. Fort Valley Apartments is a class “B” property built in 1966 with units averaging 1,002 SF/each. Located in close proximity to Northern Arizona University and Arizona Snowbowl… Read More →

NAU named ‘Best for Vets’ and military friendly

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Northern Arizona University has been designated a ‘Best for Vets’ university for student veterans, making the Military Times list for 2016. NAU ranked 66 in the nation. NAU also made the 2016 list of military friendly schools, earning the designation for the fourth year in a row. Erin Grisham, associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at… Read More →

Sun Corridor Network joins Internet2 Oleg Dudko

Arizona’s Sun Corridor Network has joined Internet2, the premier research and education technology community in the US, as a Research and Education Network member. This membership integrates Sun Corridor Network into a community of more than 300 US universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations and 90,000 community anchor institutions.… Read More →

AzMPI partners with schools to stress education

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Today’s students need to hit the ground running. “One of the fascinating things I share with my classes every semester is how important the bachelor’s degree is to employment,” said Gary Vallen, a professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University. “Studies performed by the industry demonstrate the same fact;… Read More →

NAU researchers using genetic fingerprinting on cattle fever Nutdanai Prathan

Amidst new outbreaks of a disease that can be fatal to cattle, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded NAU a $490,000 grant for an ongoing research project on Babesia, an organism carried by ticks and responsible for cattle fever. David Wagner, associate director for Northern Arizona University’s Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, said his team has… Read More →

NAU designs bioscience course to develop STEM workforce


Enabling high school students to solve a scientific problem affecting the community may help establish a new model for cultivating a local high-tech workforce. Funded by an $840,000 National Science Foundation grant, faculty at the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University will bring together community partners in healthcare, science and education… Read More →

Environmental Excellence Awards honor state’s best


The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards, held in partnership with SRP. The project is the first Made in America streetcar in nearly 60 years. Arizona Forward celebrated its 35th milestone anniversary of this historic program, in addition to the competition’s… Read More →

NAU breaks enrollment records with largest freshman class

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On the first day of classes, Northern Arizona University is recording its highest total enrollment for the fall semester and the largest freshman class in school history. NAU’s overall student population is 29,035, up from 27,197, and the university welcomed 5,141 first-time freshman compared to 4,765 last fall. The overall GPA for incoming resident students… Read More →

Rita Cheng: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Rita Cheng, president, Northern Arizona University Rita Cheng serves as the 16th president of NAU. As a first-generation and non-traditional college graduate, Cheng firmly believes in making higher education accessible and affordable for all students. Current challenge: “We have to continue to be as entrepreneurial as possible, offering programs that are connected to not only life… Read More →

NAU researchers show impact of drought on forests Mário Mihál

In forests around the world, drought leaves a legacy that endures even after the rains return. Three Northern Arizona University researchers contributed to a study published today in Science that showed surviving trees took an average of two to four years to recover and resume normal growth rates after droughts ended. The finding runs counter… Read More →

UMB hires Richard Ziegner as director of healthcare banking


UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), announced that it has hired Richard Ziegner as executive vice president and director of healthcare banking. Ziegner is responsible for leading the bank’s efforts in the healthcare sector and providing capital and financial solutions to healthcare providers. Ziegner has more than 20 years of… Read More →

TGen developing accurate test for Lyme disease Illia Uriadnikov

Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children’s Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to support research into the development of a quick, affordable and accurate method of diagnosing Lyme disease. The most common vector-borne illness in the U.S., Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000… Read More →

Universities scramble to balance budgets after state cuts


At Northern Arizona University, Christopher Gass said he and other engineering students looked forward to having a new building to house the 3-D printers, machines such as laser cutters and other technology they need to complete capstone design projects. But with Arizona’s public universities losing $99 million in state funding in the recently approved state… Read More →