Northern Arizona University Archives

Rita Cheng: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

How Arizona wildfires impact water supply, economy

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Arizona is home to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America, with a single stand stretching from near Flagstaff all the way to the White Mountains of the east. And in the last 10 years, 25 percent of it burned, said Patrick Graham, Arizona state director for the Nature Conservancy. Fire suppression and… Read More →

The 5 most haunted places in Arizona

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Just in time for Halloween, we thought you might like to consider a ghostly visit to one of the five most haunted places in Arizona. Hotel San Carlos, 202 N. Central Ave. Phoenix Blood splattered on Leone Jensen’s white gown as she hit the pavement from the rooftop of the seven-story hotel. Heartbroken and lonely,… Read More →

Retail property sells at Aspen Place at the Sawmill

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Cassidy Turley announced that Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc., through its affiliate Broadway Tenth/Flagstaff, LLC, purchased a retail property leased to Whole Foods in Flagstaff, Ariz., for $11.69M The property is located at 320 S. Cambridge Ln. and is part of the Aspen Place at the Sawmill development. Executive Managing Directors Ryan Schubert and Michael Hackett… Read More →

TGen and NAU pandemic flu test patent approved

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The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect — and assist in the treatment of — the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in… Read More →

Arizona State Credit Union rewards grads

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Arizona State Credit Union awarded $38,000 to 19 deserving students and alumni of Arizona universities and colleges through its Community Leaders Scholarship and Loan Reduction Grant program. The seventh annual grant and scholarship program supports the Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to provide financial assistance to students and alumni of in-state colleges and universities. “The Credit… Read More →

ASU’s Arntzen Named Bioscience Researcher of the Year

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Charles J. Arntzen, PhD, the founding director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been named the 2014 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year. The award is given annually to the life science researcher in Arizona who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of biological… Read More →

TGen and NAU celebrate 5-year research pact

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Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) announced a five-year agreement to promote innovation and quality research benefiting Arizona. The NAU-TGen Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) implements the allocation of state funding as directed by Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature, and reaffirms the commitment of both institutions toward quality research,… Read More →

Cheng succeeds Haeger as NAU president

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The Arizona Board of Regents has approved the selection of Rita Cheng as president of Northern Arizona University. The vote came during a special board meeting Wednesday in Phoenix. Cheng has been the chancellor of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale since mid-2010. She’ll begin as NAU’s 16th president on Aug. 15. The regents will be… Read More →

Avnet Tech Games Winners Announced

Arizona State University student team members Haylee Hilgers, right, and Jason Hyacinthe won the EMC Green Data Center Challenge at the Avnet Tech Games.

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced the 2014 winners of the Avnet Tech Games. Close to 200 students from Arizona community colleges and universities competed head-to-head for top honors in the Avnet Tech Games Arizona onsite competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. In addition, college… Read More →