Rusty Arnold, an associate professor in Auburn's Harrison School of Pharmacy, believes in academic units working together and crossing departmental lines to further research.
More than 40 Auburn University faculty have research projects related to one of America's most chronic health concerns – diabetes. The research being conducted at Auburn and at other universities will be highlighted at the eighth annual Boshell Research Day Friday, Feb. 13, at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The Alabama Natural Resources Council will host its annual outreach symposium and awards banquet on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center off Interstate 65 north of Montgomery. The public event will provide landowners and professionals across natural resources disciplines with information and also honor those who practice wise stewardship of the state's natural resources.
Auburn University's Involvement Ambassadors have launched the "This is Why" campaign to showcase student organizations and encourage students to get involved. The campaign will be a semester-long series of events extending from January to April, with each month focusing on a different aspect of involvement on Auburn's campus. To kick off the campaign and Organizations Week, the first theme is "New Year, New You."
The College of Agriculture's E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series, in conjunction with Auburn University's Littleton-Franklin Lectures, will present Nobel Prize recipient Jack Szostak, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School delivering a lecture titled "The Origins of Cellular Life" Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in 113 A Lowder Business Building.
Auburn University has been recognized for its efforts to create cross-cultural opportunities with the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education as a result of a partnership with Keimyung University in South Korea.
Farm-raised oysters, one of the hottest items on the menus of the South's trendiest restaurants, will take center stage at the first-ever Alabama Oyster Social hosted by Chef David Bancroft of Acre restaurant in Auburn on Friday, Jan. 30. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, SFAAS, and their on-going efforts to establish oyster farming on the Gulf Coast.
Auburn University is launching two new "This is Research" symposiums in 2015 to showcase the exciting work of students and faculty across many disciplines.
The Office of Sustainability has launched Auburn University's Sustainability Story 2014. This online presentation provides an overview of the efforts Auburn's campus is making to enhance all areas of the university's mission: research, instruction and outreach, and how sustainability initiatives are being implemented throughout the university's operations and programs.
Auburn University's Samford Park is undergoing a facelift to clear walkways, add vibrant year-round color and increase greenspace.
The Auburn University Museum of Natural History has initiated a new program, "First Wednesdays," providing an opportunity for the community to explore the approximately two million specimens found in the museum's eight collections. On the first Wednesday of every month, tours are available by appointment from 4 to 6 p.m. During the tour, items from the museum's collections will be on display and staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Freelance designer David Oakey will be the keynote speaker for the 28th annual Grisham-Trentham Lecture Series at Auburn University on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The public lecture is at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Auburn University will hold the eighth annual Boshell Diabetes Research Day on Friday, Feb. 13, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The event will bring together experts from around the United States to present current topics related to diabetes, a disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans, and the role of obesity in its development.
COSAM alumnus Samuel Pettijohn, physics '67, was one of only seven African-American students when he was enrolled at Auburn University. A native of Cornelia, Ga., he was the first African-American undergraduate student to receive a degree from Auburn, and in January 2013, in celebration of 50 years of integration, he was recognized for his culture-changing achievement during a ceremony hosted by the university.
The Auburn University Honors College kicks off its k(no)w poverty? Lecture Series Jan. 22 in 2370 Haley Center at 6 p.m. Michael Lynch, managing director of Project Horseshoe Farm in Greensboro, Alabama, will give a public talk on "Poverty In The Black Belt: A Complex Issue And A Grassroots Initiative To Help Support Vulnerable Members Of The Community." The lecture series is an opportunity to discuss issues relevant to poverty in the community, region, state and world. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the Campus Food Pantry.
Artist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe returns to his native Alabama this January as the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts' spring 2015 Breeden Scholar in Residence. With formal training in the visual arts, Lowe has worked for the past 20 years both inside and outside art-world institutions by participating in exhibitions and developing community-based art projects.
Chicago-based artist John Himmelfarb's exhibition, "TRUCKS," will be on view at Auburn University's Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art from Saturday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, May 10. The survey of work, more than a decade in the making, showcases the iconic image of trucks as represented in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
Auburn University will host a week-long tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday through Friday, Jan. 19-23, to commemorate the late civil rights icon's life and legacy. Events throughout the week will reflect the theme, "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere." In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Auburn University campus will be closed Monday, Jan. 19.
Auburn University's online graduate programs in business, education and engineering are listed among the top programs nationally in the just released 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.
To illustrate the expanding scope of its community and outreach programming, the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve has begun a branding program through which it will also be known as the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center.
Auburn University has introduced a new design for its collegiate license plate that is now available for purchase.