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NAU is No. 75 in National Research Ranking

For the first time in its 120-year history, Northern Arizona University broke through the country’s top 200 research universities, reaching No. 196 in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) research rankings for all universities in the country and No. 144 among all public universities. It also rose to No. 93 among all universities without a medical […]

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Developing a Workforce for the New Economy; Spurring Economic Development in Arizona

As the holiday season approaches, we look forward to spending time with family and friends. The Northern Arizona University community also looks forward to starting a new calendar year, filled with hopes, dreams and aspirations. A brand-new semester provides an opportunity to meet new people and reunite with others on our campuses. Along with our […]

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NAU Encouraging Students to Bring Their Aspirations

Twice a year – in the fall and spring – I share an update on the current health and future outlook of Northern Arizona University with students, faculty and staff, the local community, our Regents, supporters and stakeholders. At our Fall Campus Forum, I reported that NAU’s future is bright. Our retention numbers are strong […]

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NAU Undergraduate Research Tackling Critical Issues

Northern Arizona University undergraduate Chris Keefe combines his passion for biology and computer science to tackle the sixth leading cause of death in the United States – Alzheimer’s disease. He uses microbiome bioinformatics and develops computer software to investigate connections between disease symptoms and bacteria that live in mice intestines. Chris is one of thousands […]

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Summertime is Full of Activity at NAU 

It’s finally summer in the high country! Our Northern Arizona University commencement festivities in May kicked off the season with pomp and ceremony. Commencement brings out the best in all of us, and we are grateful to our community for welcoming so many visitors who came to celebrate the more than 4,900 graduates. As we […]

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NAU Supporting Arizona’s Economy, Possibilities

Everywhere I look on the beautiful Northern Arizona University campus these days, I am reminded of change and its inherent potential. Flagstaff is transforming from a winter wonderland to a spring that calls us to spend every possible moment outdoors. This spring, more than 4,900 students are celebrating their commencement and the bright future awaiting […]

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