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For the faculty and staff of Auburn University
April 4, 2017

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

Raymond J. Harbert College of Business breaking ground on $40 million facility

Fifty years after Auburn University founded a school of business, the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business will celebrate the groundbreaking of a facility that will play a vital role in its future growth.

The college will host a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 7, at 2 p.m. for a second building that will house graduate programs and classroom and meeting spaces for undergraduate and graduate students. The event is open to the public. Read more about the new business building.

Senior awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Belgium

Auburn University senior Jean Phillippe "Tres" Bodet III was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Belgium where he will serve as an English teaching assistant.

Bodet is pursuing a double major in psychology and communication and a minor in French with the College of Liberal Arts and is a member of the Honors College. Read more about Bodet.

Auburn student team BioErgo Solutions wins Tiger Cage competition with device to help prevent workplace injuries

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported approximately 2.9 million non-fatal occupational injuries in 2015, resulting in millions of dollars in treatment costs. However, three Auburn University graduate students believe they can help make workplaces safer.

Rong Huangfu and Mengdie Chen of China and Robert Granzow of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, created BioErgo Solutions, a bio-ergonomic device that uses wearable technology and body sensors that capture data when workers are subject to awkward postures or repetitive motions—risk factors for injuries. The team wowed a panel of industry professional judges Friday night and won the third annual Tiger Cage business pitch competition, presented by Auburn’s Harbert College of Business. Read more about the Tiger Cage winners.

Professor Graeme Lockaby to present prestigious William H. Patrick Lectureship at international meeting of soil scientists

Graeme Lockaby, a professor in Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, will present the William H. Patrick Memorial Lectureship at the 2017 international annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America in October in Tampa, Florida.

Lockaby is Clinton McClure Professor of Forest Biochemistry and Environmental Health and associate dean of research at the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. He also serves as director of the Center for Environmental Studies at the Urban-Rural Interface. Read more about Graeme Lockaby.

Campus Kitchens Project recognized as Kitchen of the Year

The Campus Kitchens Project at Auburn University has been named Kitchen of the Year, a national honor presented at the fourth annual Food Waste and Hunger Summit.

According to The Campus Kitchens Project, the award honors the chapter that excels not only in safe and efficient operations, but in the many components that support operations, including community partnerships, participation in the in Campus Kitchens Project network, volunteer engagement and more. Read more about Auburn's Campus Kitchens Project.

Davis Arboretum hosting inaugural Auburn Azalea Festival

The Davis Arboretum at Auburn University will host its inaugural Auburn Azalea Festival on Saturday, April 15. The event will begin with a spring native plant sale at 8 a.m., featuring the Auburn Azalea plants series.

Beginning at 10 a.m., area artists and makers from The Local Market will have a pop-up shop displaying handmade jewelry, pottery, art, photography, foods and a variety of other goods for purchase. Read more about the Auburn Azalea Festival.

Consul general of Ireland visited campus March 30

Pictured, from left, are Auburn Abroad Coordinator Lauren Roalkvan; Head of the School of Industrial and Graphic Design Clark Lundell; McWhorter School of Building Science Professor Scott Kramer; Senior Counsel to the President Anna Gramberg; Consul General Shane Stephens; Health Administration Program Director Rene McEldowney; School of Industrial and Graphic Design Professor Ross Heck; Auburn Abroad Coordinator Korbin Dimmick; and School of Industrial and Graphic Design Professor Randy Bartlett.

Shane Stephens, consul general of Ireland in Atlanta, met with faculty from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, the College of Liberal Arts and with coordinators of Auburn Abroad on Thursday, March 30. The visit was the latest in a series of visits from international dignitaries and is part of a strategic plan to enhance education by providing more international experiences for students.

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