October 2019

Model Simulates Volcanic Eruptions

Oct. 24, 2019 —
A volcano erupted twice, spewing “lava” water vertically into the air, during a demonstration on a Northern Michigan University parking lot. Because it is difficult to predict volcanic eruptions, much less study them from a safe distance, assistant professor Hans Lechner used an analog model to create an attention-grabbing simulation of the effect for his physical geography class on Wednesday.

Carlson Receives Peter White Scholar Award

Oct. 17, 2019 —
Josh Carlson, associate professor of Psychological Science, is this year's Peter White Scholar Award recipient at Northern Michigan University. The funding supports an additional testing component related to his research on the neuroscience of anxiety disorders and the impacts of a treatment called attention bias modification. Carlson's project previously secured a prestigious $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

NMU Named Bicycle Friendly University

Oct. 17, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University has achieved bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University status, according to the awards announced Oct. 17 by the League of American Bicyclists. NMU is making its first appearance on the annual listing. Promoting sustainable transportation, which includes enhanced cycling infrastructure and programming, is one of five initiatives identified in the university's first-ever sustainability plan.