Northern Arizona University

COVID-19

How Arizona universities are riding the waves of COVID-19

As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in Arizona and the rest of the nation, the state’s three public universities are wrangling their approaches to the pandemic in similar but separate ways. Arizona State University developed a saliva-based test and aims to monitor the spread through frequent mass testing. The University of Arizona, unlike its

Education

Amid unprecedented pandemic, NAU graduates more than 2,500 in the Class of 2020

Northern Arizona University’s Class of 2020 will celebrate with a virtual commencement on Sunday, Nov. 22, with more than 2,500 students applying to graduate this semester. NAU’s virtual ceremony will be available at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, though the recording will be available via nau.edu/commencement for several weeks. Viewers in the first 24 hours

Science

NAU disease ecologist awarded $3 million grant to lead international effort to combat pervasive livestock pathogen

Northern Arizona University researcher Jeff Foster is leading an international effort to study and track the spread of one of the most important infectious diseases in humans and livestock worldwide. Brucellosis infects an estimated 500,000 people and millions of animals each year—cattle, pigs, sheep, goats— resulting in long-term illness and significant economic loss, though very

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