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For the faculty and staff of Auburn University
Jan. 13, 2017

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

Auburn University to host King Week events Jan. 15-18

Auburn University will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting several events Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 15-18, to commemorate the late civil rights icon's life and legacy. Events throughout the week are open to the public and will reflect the theme, "Faith and Reconciliation." In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Auburn University campus will be closed Monday, Jan. 16.

Auburn's Division of Student Affairs Outreach and St. Dunstan's Episcopal Student Center at Auburn University will host events on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday, the East Central Alabama Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and the City of Auburn will host a diversity breakfast. [Read more]

Auburn Professor Hanqin Tian named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Auburn University Professor Hanqin Tian has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. The designation recognizes members for their distinguished contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership.

Tian serves as the Solon and Martha Dixon Professor and University Alumni Professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and director of Auburn University's International Center for Climate and Global Change Research. The AAAS fellowship recognizes Tian for his distinguished contributions to the field of global biogeochemical cycles, "particularly for pioneering work in quantifying human impact on biosphere-atmosphere exchanges of major greenhouse gases." [Read more]

Auburn University professor emeritus named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

John Weete, Auburn University professor emeritus and former associate dean, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI.

Election to NAI fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have shown a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. [Read more]

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