Six research projects to encourage and advance academic collaborations between Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, or AAES, researchers at Auburn University and scientists at Cuban agricultural universities and research centers are underway, funded by the first-ever grants awarded through the Auburn University/AAES–Cuba Grants Program.
Allen Furr, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, has been named Auburn University's first Faculty Fellow for Transformational Leadership by the Office of the Provost following an internal search, effective Aug. 1.
Auburn University has announced the recipients of its 2016 Faculty Awards, recognizing some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to the university’s mission.
Researchers in the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University are working with community pharmacies to enhance immunization services and increase immunization rates of Alabamians.
Bailey, a four-year-old African Boerboel, recently delivered what is believed to be the largest litter of puppies – 19 – ever born at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
For the more than 3,700 spring graduates of Auburn University, employment is the next step. Those who won't go on to pursue another degree likely spent most of the spring semester fine-tuning their résumés, sending out applications and heading to interviews.
The thought of allowing teenagers overnight access to a museum to develop an exhibition of their work might raise some eyebrows, but artists and art institutions are often known for experimentation. The staff members of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University recently turned over the curatorial reins to 18 pre-registered junior high and high school students in this year’s Teen Takeover event.
Auburn University Department of Public Safety & Security's interim executive director Chance Corbett graduated from the inaugural Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy on Friday, May 20. He was one of 25 participants chosen to participate in the nine-month leadership program from a broad pool of applicants representing all public safety fields. Corbett was also elected by the inaugural class as the class president and will assist other state public safety leaders in choosing participants for the second session, which is set to begin later this year.
Why do some birds have red feathers? Geoffrey Hill, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University, finally found an answer to this deceptively challenging question.
Auburn University Assistant Vice President for University Outreach Royrickers Cook has announced the formation of the Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement. The new center represents a name change for Outreach's current K-12 Initiatives office and also an expansion of initiatives serving the educational community and promoting college access for underserved students in the state. The current K-12 Initiatives director, Stacey Nickson, will serve as director of the new center.
Auburn University will receive $5 million from the state's 2017 fiscal year budget toward construction of a new Aviation Education Facility, following Gov. Robert Bentley's recent signing of the bill.
Auburn University Outreach is offering two new camps for Alabama youth this summer with a focus on music production and vocal performance. They are offered by University Outreach's Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement, in partnership with the Youth Programs division in the Office of Professional and Continuing Education.
Thousands of weather balloons are launched each year to track basic weather data. However, an estimated 18 percent of those balloons—which cost roughly $600 per launch—are recovered, costing the National Weather Service nearly $45 million annually.
Seven Auburn University students and recent graduates have won this year’s National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships by demonstrating their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. In addition to these seven winners, eight other students were designated as honorable mentions, a record for Auburn University.
Summer adventures are underway for Auburn University's 2016 Living Democracy students, who will live and work in diverse Alabama communities for the next 10 weeks.
Here's how dictionaries tend to define a dreamer: one who lives in a world of fantasy; one who is impractical and unrealistic; a person whose ideas or projects are considered audacious or highly speculative; someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations.
Crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, mudbug – for most people, these names refer to a delectable crustacean commonly served boiled. For two Auburn University scientists, a crayfish is an enigmatic creature with a genetic heritage that is as much mysterious as it is fascinating.
Auburn University's commencement speakers referred to the Auburn Creed as they spoke to the newest group of Auburn alumni. Twitter executive Chris Moody spoke to graduates at the ceremonies held May 7, while Retired Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III spoke at the ceremonies on May 8. Moody is an alumnus of Auburn's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, where he studied mechanical engineering. Austin earned his master's degree in counselor education from Auburn's College of Education.
Raising broiler chickens takes water – a lot of water. But rainwater harvesting could substantially reduce Alabama poultry growers’ dependence on municipal water sources or well water and reduce growers’ annual water bills by as much as $16,000 or more and pay for itself in as few as four to five years.
Auburn University's Department of Geosciences has been selected to receive the 2016 University Senate Departmental Award for Excellence in Education, an honor that carries with it a $30,000 grant that will be administered in three yearly installments of $10,000 and used for activities that enhance teaching and learning.
Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy will award 131 professional doctor of pharmacy degrees during the school's commencement on Tuesday, May 10. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Auburn Arena.
Auburn University College of Education graduate Anne Roge has been awarded a James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellowship, which assists teachers earning a master's degree with a focus on Constitutional studies. Named for the nation's fourth president, the fellowship will fund up to $24,000 toward Roge's graduate studies in American history at Auburn. This is the third consecutive year that an Auburn student has won the fellowship.
A web resource hosted by Auburn University that is used by millions of visitors from around the world has been recognized for excellence in digital history. The online Encyclopedia of Alabama, or EOA, has won the Alabama Historical Association's inaugural Digital History Award for excellence in projects that deliver information on Alabama's past using the internet and social media tools. The award was presented at the association's annual meeting in Montgomery.
Members of the Auburn-Opelika community learned about biodiversity while lending a helping hand to Auburn University scientists during a recent, daylong BioBlitz, cataloging nearly 200 species.
In the first Iron Bowl of Fashion, Auburn University claimed victory over the University of Alabama.
Auburn University officials will travel to the White House this week to participate in an invitational roundtable on criminal justice reform and the role of higher education.
The Market at Ag Heritage Park kicks off its 12th season Thursday, May 12, from 3-6 p.m., but shoppers should take note: The location has changed.
A Twitter executive and a retired Army general, both Auburn graduates, will be guest speakers at Auburn University’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, in Auburn Arena. Approximately 3,793 new graduates will receive diplomas.
The new building for the Auburn University School of Nursing will be large enough to accommodate more students and faculty than the school currently has, and its design will offer the ideal environment for preparing students for health care practice now and in the future.
This year marked the first time Auburn University nursing students joined Auburn High School students in their quest to record oral histories of area veterans.