Northern Arizona University Archives

Getting an angel to open the checkbook

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Governor Jan Brewer touts her policies and business regulatory climate as the reason Arizona is growing new businesses. That may be a factor, but it’s not the major reason Arizona topped the Kaufman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity in 2012. If it were the case, Arizona would have been on top again in 2013—instead of… Read More →

UA Part of $6M research of American Indian Health


Public health researchers at the University of Arizona, along with researchers at two other higher education institutions in the state, have earned a $6 million grant to investigate health issues in American Indian communities. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded the five-year grant to a statewide team… Read More →

Arizona Students Awarded United Health Scholarships

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Six Arizona students have been awarded a scholarship from United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue a career in health care. The students  joined future health leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the United Health Foundation’s Fifth Annual Diverse Scholars Forum. Kaitlyn Benally of Tuba City is a sophomore at Northern… Read More →

Jeri Jones – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Jeri Jones – CEO, UnitedHealthcare Jones has been with UnitedHealthcare for more than a decade and currently oversees employer and individual markets for Arizona, Utah and Idaho. Prior to taking this role, Jones was chief of staff for the West Region of UnitedHealthcare, responsible for strategy and execution of the regional vision and business plan.… Read More →

ASU recognized for American Indian education


A new study, “For Our Children: A Study and Critical Discussion of the Influences on American Indian and Alaska Native Education Policy,” cites Arizona State University as one of the most influential universities in American Indian education and recognizes American Indian Studies Director and Professor John Tippeconnic as one of the most “influential people in… Read More →

NAU Introduces Personalized Learning


Ushering in a new chapter in 21st century higher education, Northern Arizona University (NAU) announced the launch of its Personalized Learning program, offering accredited, competency-based online bachelor’s degrees for just $5,000 a year. Initial degrees include Computer Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Small Business Administration. Students can begin the application process at “Personalized Learning… Read More →

Arizona Opera's New, $5.2M Center Opens on Central Avenue


  Arizona Opera opened its new $5.2M, 28,000 SF Opera Center on Central Avenue in Phoenix. The building project, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, included two phases. Phase 1 houses an intimate black box performance venue, rehearsal space, and orchestra loft and patron viewing gallery. General contractor was Brignall Construction; architect was Motley… Read More →

HSMAI prepares next generation of hospitality leaders

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To create the perfect meal, preparation is key. The same might be said for creating the perfect employee in the hospitality industry. “Though some things like a friendly smile and a well-prepared meal will never change, the hospitality industry has gone through major changes in last few years,” says David R. Landau, program chair for… Read More →

Liberty Property Trust to Develop Liberty Center at Rio Salado


  Liberty Property Trust announced that it will develop a sustainable, mixed-use business park on 100 acres purchased from the City of Tempe last month. The company is developing a site plan for the new park which will be known as Liberty Center at Rio Salado. “After several years of continued success at our nearby… Read More →

Arizona bioscience job growth outpaces nation

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Arizona’s bioscience sector added jobs at nearly four times the national rate over the past decade and experienced double-digit job growth during the economic recovery, a new report shows. Since Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap was launched in 2002, Arizona’s bioscience jobs have increased by 45 percent to 99,018 in 2011. Nationally, the growth rate during this time… Read More →

The Sweetest Spot in Flagstaff: Sweet Shoppe & Nut House

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Coming from mountainous Manitou Springs, Colo. (population 5,113), Flagstaff seemed like a home away from home. Despite the significantly larger population, the classic architecture and bounty of local businesses made Flagstaff feel like a dilated version of the tiny, hippy town back home that I had grown to love. Despite my Colorado Springs residency, neighboring… Read More →

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Hosts 4th Quarter Wine Club Release At Firesky

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This Saturday, December 15, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards is hosting a celebration complete with wine and light fair ― the 2012 4th Quarter Wine Club Release. During this special event held at Firesky Resort & Spa, guests will enjoy the tasting of two Arizona Stronghold Vineyard Site Archive wines as well as food from Taggia –… Read More →

Advancing Arizona’s Heroes

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This week, our nation took time to celebrate the enormous contributions and sacrifices of those who have served in our Armed Forces. Just in time for Veterans Day, the Arizona Chamber Foundation released its latest policy brief, Economic Opportunity for Arizona Veterans. This new report highlights the importance of veteran employment and outlines specific policy… Read More →

TGen, NAU awarded $2 million to study biodiversity

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Potential connections between the biodiversity of soil microorganisms and the carbon cycle will be studied by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) under a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The TGen-NAU project was one of 14 recently awarded a grant by NSF under the Dimensions of… Read More →