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For the faculty and staff of Auburn University
Aug. 16, 2022

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

President Roberts surprises students with ride to class for first day of fall semester

To kick off the first day of fall semester, Auburn University President Christopher B. Roberts spent the morning giving students a ride to and from their classes. From Haley Concourse to Foy Hall and other surrounding campus destinations, Roberts welcomed students back to campus with Aubie as a special guest.

Roberts said he is excited to continue connecting with students and has created an Instagram account to further interact with the Auburn Family.

Click here to see a video of Roberts driving students to class.

Chemical engineering professor earns $1.87M NIH grant to expand cellular process research

At the intersection of biology and engineering, Panagiotis Mistriotis, assistant professor in the Auburn University Department of Chemical Engineering, is making a name for himself.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, or NIGMS, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, recently awarded his laboratory a $1.87 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, or MIRA, to allow Mistriotis and his research group to further examine fundamental cellular processes to develop novel therapeutic interventions against the initiation and progression of pathophysiological phenomena, including cardiovascular disease, aging and cancer.

Read more about the NIH grant.

Auburn launches new live webcam

Auburn University has launched a new live webcam on top of the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center with a view of Samford Hall and the surrounding area. The webcam is one among several the university offers to spotlight different places on campus.

To view the new webcam, click here.

To view all campus webcams, go here.

Updates on the use of electric scooters and other personal electric mobility devices

In the past several years, e-scooters and other forms of personal electric mobility devices, or PEMDs, have arrived on campus, and their use is expected to grow. Safety is always a top priority for the Auburn community. So, as we welcome new transportation options, we encourage our community to stay safe and be courteous.

Earlier this year, the university adopted a policy on the use of electric scooters and personal electric mobility devices on the Auburn University campus. This policy establishes rules and procedures for the safe operation, storage, charging and parking of electric scooters and other PEMDs (e.g., scooters, electric skateboards, electric bicycles, etc.) The purpose of the policy is to promote safety on campus while permitting the use of these devices by students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Read more about the updates on the use of electric scooters and other personal electric mobility devices.

Honors College students kick off school year with Week of Service

Eighty Auburn University Honors College students arrived on campus a week early this semester to serve the community and work toward eliminating poverty in Alabama.

The Week of Service, in its ninth year, inspires students to bring awareness to poverty and is a call to action to better the community through understanding, advocacy and helping others who need it most.

Read moer about the the Honors College students' Week of Service.

Student research symposium posters viewable on RBD Library Digital Wall

Posters from the “2022 Auburn Research: Student Symposium” are currently being displayed on the Digital Wall in the Innovation and Research Commons of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The symposium is an annual spring event that shares student research and creative scholarship with a broad audience consisting of faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students and the public.

“We’re very proud to be able to display the marvelous variety of research posters that students worked so hard to create for this year’s student research symposium,” said Aaron Trehub, assistant dean for Technology and Research Support at Auburn University Libraries. “The work is quite good and geared more for a wider audience rather than just serious researchers in the field. Everyone should enjoy them.”

Read more about the student research symposium posters.

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