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Minor Family Legacy Supports Forestry in Arizona and Worldwide

Charles O. Minor, the founding dean of the NAU School of Forestry in 1958, and his wife, Mary, left important legacies in the Southwest, including their involvement in the first professional forestry program, a high proportion of the public and tribal foresters in the region and the multiple generations of their family members who work

Education

Done in 180 seconds: NAU grad students showcase research in 7th annual 3MRP finals

Fungal sex, protecting the mental health of mothers with newborns in the NICU and the perceived effects of a teacher’s accent on their students’ comprehension were among the innovative research projects Northern Arizona University graduate students presented at the 7th annual 3MRP finals last week. 3MRP, or 3 Minute Research Presentation, offers graduate students the opportunity

Science

NAU astronomer receives prestigious 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award

A Northern Arizona University astronomer who studies the atmospheres of solar system worlds, exoplanets and brown dwarfs has been recognized for his academic leadership and the quality and innovation of his research. The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) recently named Tyler Robinson, assistant professor in NAU’s Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, a 2021 Cottrell Scholar. This

Arts & Culture

Halloween horror in the (super)humanities: NAU English professor discusses her research into the scary and creepy

Karen Renner scares pretty easily. In most professions, that wouldn’t be unusual. In Renner’s—she studies horror media and, when given the chance to guest-edit a journal, chose evil children as the topic—it’s a little more surprising. Renner, an associate professor in the Department of English at Northern Arizona University, talked to NAU News about Halloween

Education

NASA awards $4.6 million to NAU’s PLANETS project to diversify, develop STEM resources for kids

The NASA Science Mission Directorate granted $4.6 million to Northern Arizona University’s Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) project to fund another five years in the development of high-quality science and engineering curriculum and resources. PLANETS is a program designed for the development and dissemination of NASA out-of-school time

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