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Released: 25-Mar-2020 10:40 AM EDT
NMU Launches Indoor Agriculture Program
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Northern Michigan University will begin offering an indoor agriculture associate degree program this fall. Through a hands-on, multidisciplinary approach, graduates learn equally about plant biology and the construction/maintenance of indoor growing systems, preparing them for a variety of career opportunities.

Released: 26-Nov-2019 2:15 PM EST
Bridging Climate Change Disconnects
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There is overwhelming evidentiary support and consensus within the scientific community related to climate change, but an NMU professor says the keys to meaningful change include effective communication that recognizes the sources of resistance and connects with audience members through an emphasis on shared values.

Released: 26-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
NMU and Shimadzu Dedicate Medicinal Plant Chemistry Lab
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Northern Michigan University students enrolled in the nation's first medicinal plant chemistry program have access to cutting-edge instrumentation used in and beyond the cannabis industry through NMU's partnership with Shimadzu. Representatives of both entities recently dedicated a new lab on campus.

Released: 13-Dec-2016 10:30 AM EST
NMU Offers New Medicinal Plant Chemistry Degree
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Northern Michigan University will offer the only four-year degree of its kind in medicinal plant chemistry that combines experimental horticulture and advanced analytical chemistry with an optional entrepreneurial track. Students will gain knowledge and skills applicable to the emerging cannabis and herbal supplement industries, food and fermentation science, environmental analysis, various lab positions or graduate school.

Released: 13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
NMU Seeks to Increase Indigenous Women in STEM
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Northern Michigan University has received nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native women in STEM fields and train K-16 educators to introduce American Indian methods and materials in the curriculum.

Released: 25-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT
NMU Archaeology Class Unearths Beaver Island History
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Relatively little physical evidence exists of the early occupants and fascinating history of Beaver Island on Lake Michigan, A Northern Michigan University summer archaeology field school is gradually filling that void while giving students hands-on experience in excavation techniques and artifact analysis.

Released: 25-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT
NMU Student Teaches Visually Impaired Woman to Golf
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When a 62-year-old visually impaired woman expressed an interest in learning to hit a ball off a tee for a Leader Dogs for the Blind charity golf tourney, an NMU student was eager to accept the challenge.

Released: 22-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Students Expand Perspective of Birds
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Northern Michigan University students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky over Brockway Mountain during the spring migration, owls being banded by researchers at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and barn swallows nesting beneath the bridge where the AuTrain River spills into Lake Superior. Some were surprised to spot American white pelicans this far north.

Released: 8-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST
Project Removes Pets from Abusive Environment
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Some domestic and sexual abuse survivors delay or refuse safe shelter because they can't take their companion animals with them. A collaborative project offers foster care for pets so survivors will be more likely to seek their own protection.

Released: 30-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST
NMU Art Museum Loans Shiras Prints to Paris Exhibit
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Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum loaned several prints by renowned wildlife photographer George Shiras III to an exhibition at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris.

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