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Visiting Writers Present Interactive Program

Nov. 6, 2019 —
The next Visiting Writers Program event at Northern Michigan University will feature an interactive augmented and virtual reality installation comprised of poetry, documentary video and sound. Jen Scappettone and Judd Morrissey will speak about their project, Lament; Or, The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well, which is based on research in the Copper Country. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Northern Center.

NMU Dedicates Shimadzu Laboratory

Nov. 1, 2019 —
Northern Michigan University held a dedication earlier this afternoon for its new Shimadzu Analytical Core Laboratory for Medicinal Plant Sciences, which opened this fall. Undergraduate students in the rigorous chemistry program have rare access to cutting-edge instrumentation and technology applicable to numerous career options in and beyond the burgeoning cannabis industry.

NMU Grad Thrives at DreamWorks Animation

Nov. 1, 2019 —
Gabriel Thorburn credits his bachelor's degree in art and design from Northern Michigan University with helping to launch his career in animation post-production. He works for DreamWorks Animation as an online editor, collaborating on projects such as the Netflix series' Dragons: Race to the Edge and the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, which includes Trollhunters, 3Below and Wizards.

Art Museum Receives MCACA Grant

Nov. 1, 2019 —
For the second straight year, Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum has received a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The 2020 award of about $14,200 will allow the museum to expand programming, promote exhibitions and bring guest speakers and curators to campus.

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.