Three School of Communication and UTV Studios students recently saw their short films win eight awards as well as nominations for a number of categories in the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. Under the advisement of professor William Carter, senior Angela Houston, junior Ember Crowley and recent graduate Huntr McMillan submitted three projects produced through UTV Studios, NAU’s independent film studio within the School of Communication, to film festivals around the world. While some have yet to announce… Read more
Associate professor of sustainable communities Diana Stuart and associate professor of geography, planning and recreation Brian Petersen co-authored the book “Climate Change Solutions: Beyond the Capital-Climate Contradiction.” The book represents an application of critical theory to examine proposed solutions to climate change. Drawing from Marx’s negative conception of ideology, the authors illustrate how ideology continues to conceal the capital-climate contradiction or the fundamental incompatibility between growth-dependent capitalism and effectively and justly mitigating climate change.
Jessica R. Barnes, senior lecturer in geography, planning and recreation, was awarded funding from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) to travel to India to develop curriculum for geography and planning classes at NAU using multimedia and map-based exploration of segregation and inequality in informal urban settlements. The work will build on her participation in the 2019-20 Council of American Overseas Research Centers and AIIS Faculty Development Seminar where she previously traveled to India for… Read more
Sonja Smith, a cultural anthropology graduate who recently wrote about racism and the pandemic in the online journal The Conversation, spoke with KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny about the deep divide between Arizona’s tribal nations and the bordering towns. Read more and listen to the discussion at https://bit.ly/3eVApmv
Even during times of COVID-19, the Growing in Beauty Partnership Program team at NAU’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) adapts and finds creative ways to support Navajo Nation families of children with developmental delays.
IHD’s Growing in Beauty Partnership Program, directed by Cathron Donaldson, is an early intervention program that works in conjunction with the Navajo Nation Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. The project provides in-home services and support for young children with developmental delays and disabilities… Read more
Leah Mundell, a lecturer in the department of anthropology, has received a grant from the Edmond H. and Rosamond B. Spicer Foundation for an interdisciplinary research project that is part of Community and University Public Inquiry (CUPI) in the NAU Sustainable Communities Program. CUPI students will partner with Northern Arizona Interfaith Council to evaluate language assistance services in the Flagstaff Unified School District and work with immigrant community leaders to expand access to resources during the COVID-19 crisis.