Bill Carter is the recipient of the School of Communication’s 2021 Donna Henrichs Teaching Award. This award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates teaching excellence through the use of innovative pedagogy, innovative student-centered classroom experiences and student mentoring activities. Carter, an associate professor of practice, teaches creative media and film production as well as UTV classes. He connects with students in a way that helps ignite that spark of curiosity for learning and his students appreciate his hands-on… Read more
The Summer Seminar Series, hosted by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday from June 10 to July 15. Lectures will be presented over Zoom and offer a Q&A session with speakers after each presentation.
The theme for this year’s series is “An Open Door: Diversity in 2021,” which explores diversity and inclusion through multiple lenses and reflects SBS’s commitment to diversity, community, exploring issues of justice and power and fostering active engagement… Read more
Archaeologists at Northern Arizona University are hoping a new technology they helped pioneer will change the way scientists study the broken pieces left behind by ancient societies.
The team from NAU’s Department of Anthropology have succeeded in teaching computers to perform a complex task many scientists who study ancient societies have long dreamt of: rapidly and consistently sorting thousands of pottery designs into multiple stylistic categories. By using a form of machine learning known as Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), the… Read more
Yvonne Luna, chair of the Department of Sociology and associate professor of sociology, was selected by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities to be one of 35 higher education professionals in the 2021 Emerging Leaders Program. The program was created to prepare early- to mid-career academic… Read more
Meredith Heller, senior lecturer of women’s and gender studies, was the recipient of the John Leo and Dana Heller award for her recent book titled, “Queering Drag: Redefining the Discourse of Gender-Bending.” The award honors the work and contributions to the Popular Culture Association and the LGBTQ studies… Read more