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Latest Expert Answers

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February 20, 2024

In a recently published research study, a team of researchers from the Harbert College of Business and IBM discovered that business-specific subject matter expertise will emerge as an even more – not less – critical element of building and managing increasingly efficient, high-performance supply chains in the age of AI and digital technology.

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January 24, 2024

Harbert Professor of Practice Damion McIntosh advocates for expanding your financial news comfort zone.

Things you didn
January 16, 2024

Interoception is how we feel and understand internal sensations like hunger, pain or heart rate. Associate Professor April Smith is developing a new tool that targets interoception as an avenue to improve mental health. Her online intervention, Reconnecting to Internal Sensations and Experiences (RISE), has already shown success in active-duty service members and clinical patients and is currently being tested in college students and veterinarians.

SEC adopts Auburn-created course  for how to integrate AI into instruction and scholarship
January 09, 2024

Harbert College interviewed Asim Ali following the one-year anniversary of the launch of ChatGPT to find out how generative AI is impacting instruction and student performance at Auburn since then and how he and his organization are leading the adoption and powerful application of what he calls “the transformative technology of our time.”

A woman in exercise clothing writes in a journal as she lays on the floor next to an exercise ball
January 02, 2024

With the fresh start of the new year, many people resolve to achieve goals and make lifestyle changes, often related to health, wellness and physical fitness. How can they ensure they keep their resolutions throughout the year instead of ditching them after a few weeks? Experts from Auburn University’s School of Kinesiology have some insight.

A woman wrapped in a blanket blows her nose into a tissue while sitting near a Christmas tree
December 13, 2023

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but everyone knows that a December illness can ruin the fun. So, how can we take care of ourselves to avoid getting sick this holiday season?

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November 03, 2023

While smash and grab attacks, rising shoplifting and nagging inflation get all the headlines, research by Harbert professors Linda and O.C. Ferrell reveals that these and many other reasons retailers often give for their store closings and openings fail to paint the whole picture. Retail has changed dramatically – and we aren’t likely to return to the “good old days” of packed malls and long lines at big box stores this coming holiday season.

Guillaume Laurent
October 19, 2023

Auburn Professor Guillaume Laurent conducts research similar to the kind that recently garnered a team of scientists the Nobel Prize for Physics. In this Expert Answers Q&A, the physics professor explains the award's significance and how it may contribute to society.

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October 03, 2023

Joseph Giambrone, professor emeritus in the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Poultry Science with a joint appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Pathobiology, has penned this article about various impending worldwide pandemics.

Linda and O.C. Ferrell
April 26, 2023
Dennis Brothers
April 03, 2023
Santu Karmaker
March 24, 2023
Damion McIntosh
March 20, 2023
Soren Rodning
March 14, 2023
Marilyn Bulloch
March 07, 2023
Karen Marlowe
March 06, 2023
Jinyan Fan
February 15, 2023
Dennis Brothers
February 08, 2023
Joseph Giambrone
February 07, 2023
Brent Fox
February 01, 2023
Gerry Dozier and Hari Narayanan
December 13, 2022
Roberto Molinari, Geoffrey Williams and Stephanie Rogers
December 08, 2022
Jim Barth
November 29, 2022
Kelli Watts and Gregory Spray
November 10, 2022
Wendiam Sawadgo
November 01, 2022
David Marshall and Andrew Pendola
October 06, 2022
Xaq Frolich
October 03, 2022
Timothy Edgemon
September 21, 2022
James R. Barth
September 08, 2022
Andrea Perkins
August 26, 2022
James Witte, left, and James Birdsong
July 26, 2022
Melissa Halford
July 20, 2022
Heather Alexander
July 12, 2022
Marilyn Bulloch
June 23, 2022
Dr. Manuel Chamorro stands near cattle.
June 22, 2022
Masatoshi Hirabayashi
June 17, 2022
Ann Lambert
June 13, 2022
Glenn Richey
June 09, 2022
Constantinos Kyriakis
May 25, 2022
Ann Lambert
May 24, 2022
Mark Smith
May 17, 2022
Jim Barth
May 12, 2022
Linda and O.C. Ferrell
May 11, 2022
Dennis Bodewits
May 03, 2022
Eleanor Patterson
April 18, 2022
Lindsay Starkey
April 13, 2022
Dallin Bailey
April 11, 2022
 Diana Samek
April 04, 2022
Kerry Smith
March 30, 2022
Stephanie Kadletz
March 29, 2022
Matt Clary
March 07, 2022
Joesph Giambrone
February 28, 2022
Seth Oster
February 08, 2022
Damion McIntosh
January 13, 2022
Danielle Wadsworth
January 03, 2022
Jordan Burko Macatee
December 15, 2021
 Kimberly Key
December 14, 2021
Joseph Giambrone
December 13, 2021
Dennis Bodewits
December 08, 2021
Marilyn Bulloch
December 07, 2021
Justin Patton
November 19, 2021
Glenn Richey
October 20, 2021
Geoffrey Hill
October 05, 2021
Dustin Johnson and Joeleen Cooper-Bhatia
October 04, 2021
Joseph Giambrone
September 28, 2021
David Roueche
September 15, 2021
Spencer Durham
September 10, 2021
Frank Cilluffo
September 09, 2021
Masatoshi Hirabayashi
September 07, 2021
W. Gary Martin
August 17, 2021
Joseph Giambrone
August 05, 2021
Wayne Greene
July 15, 2021
Auburn professors Myoung-Gi Chon and Carolyn FitzGerald
July 06, 2021
Laurie Stevison
July 01, 2021
Marilyn Bulloch
June 30, 2021
Casey Cegielski
June 23, 2021
Stephen Erath and Nadia Bhuiyan
June 11, 2021
Joseph Giambrone
June 10, 2021
Keith Hebert
May 27, 2021
Glenn Richey
May 20, 2021
Matt Ulmer
May 19, 2021
Adam Maggard and Daowei Zhang
May 05, 2021
Joseph Giambrone
April 16, 2021
Auburn professors Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, Danilea Werner and Spencer Durham
April 09, 2021
Bob Norton
March 10, 2021
Joseph Giambrone
March 09, 2021
Jennifer Robinson
February 19, 2021
Melissa Halford
February 19, 2021
Kimberly Key
February 12, 2021
Joseph Giambrone
February 09, 2021
Jim Barth
February 09, 2021
Joseph Giambrone
January 08, 2021
Tracy Witte
December 17, 2020
Kimberly Key
December 08, 2020
Anthony Campbell
November 23, 2020
Jean Weese
November 20, 2020
Joseph Giambrone
November 17, 2020
Dr. Dora Bock
November 17, 2020
Glenn Richey
November 12, 2020
James Witte, James Birdsong and Bill Hutto
November 05, 2020
Mitchell Brown
November 04, 2020
Toshi Hirabayashi
October 28, 2020
Angela Wiley
October 27, 2020
John Carvalho
October 21, 2020
Joseph Giambrone
October 13, 2020
Joseph Giambrone
September 25, 2020
Bridgett King and Kathleen Hale
September 24, 2020
Joseph Giambrone
August 12, 2020
Nicolas Ziebarth
August 04, 2020