Northern Arizona University Archives

NAU researchers using genetic fingerprinting on cattle fever

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

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

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

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 →

How Arizona wildfires impact water supply, economy

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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

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

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

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 →