Faculty researchers showcase work as part of This is Auburn Speaker Series

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Five Auburn University researchers will present at this week's This is Auburn Speaker Series, set for Friday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Held in conjunction with Auburn University's "This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2016," the talks will showcase the research and creative scholarship of Auburn faculty.

Presentations will include "Making Sure Your Vote Counts" by Kathleen Hale of the College of Liberal Arts; "Signals - How We Communicate About Nearly Everything" by Brian Connelly of the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business; "Improving Healthcare Access Through Pharmacy-Based Innovations" by Salisa Westrick of the Harrison School of Pharmacy; "Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management" by Caralise Hunt of the School of Nursing; and "Conserving Wildlife in a Human Dominated World" by Chris Lepczyk of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

"The talks will provide an opportunity to hear from some of Auburn's top scholars about their innovative and timely research," said Jennifer Kerpelman, associate dean for research, outreach and graduate students in the College of Human Sciences.

The This is Auburn Speaker Series is held on Fridays before home football games for fans wanting to learn more about Auburn people, history, sports, programs and research. For more information, go to http://www.auburn.edu/thisisauburnspeakerseries.

The This is Research: Faculty Symposium is designed to provide a forum for collaboration, offer information about support offices on campus and increase the visibility of Auburn research to external constituencies, such as advisory board members, representatives from industry and foundations as well as community members. This event is one of two This is Research symposia scheduled this school year. A spring event, "This is Research: Student Symposium 2017," will be held in April in the Student Center. More details on the symposia are available on the This is Research website at http://www.auburn.edu/thisisresearch.

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