The Cross-Cultural Center for Excellence will host Laura Ling, an award-winning journalist, web and TV host on Monday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center ballroom. Ling has dedicated herself to bringing attention to critical global issues, including slave labor in the Amazon, the drug war in Mexico, Internet censorship in China and women’s rights in Turkey.
Fourteen Auburn University students and recent graduates are recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, doubling last year’s number of awardees. The purpose of the fellowship program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. In addition to these 14 recipients, six other students were designated as honorable mentions.
Four years ago, the Auburn University Food Systems Institute, or AUFSI, combined its knowledge of food safety and food business to organize the first Food Entrepreneur Conference for aspiring entrepreneurs and small farmers. Many other university departments and state organizations supported the event and participation has grown.
Auburn University will hold its "This is Research: Student Symposium 2017" on April 13 in the Student Center, giving Auburn and Auburn Montgomery students an opportunity to share their research university-wide. More than 470 undergraduate and graduate students, up from 350 last year, have registered to participate through oral presentations, posters and creative scholarship displays.
"The Circle" is the first work of fiction selected for the Common Book: One Book One Auburn program since its inception in the fall of 2010. Author Dave Eggers will be on the Auburn University campus Sept. 12-13 to speak about the international bestseller and his experiences.
Auburn University aviation students love flying—especially on a school day field trip to Textron Aviation headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, where they were presented with a new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft.
Auburn University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m., to celebrate the construction of a new performing arts center. Located across from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art on South College Street in Auburn, the center’s proximity to the museum creates a new arts district for the university, community and region. The center is expected to be complete by 2019, with programming beginning that year.
Students from kindergarten through 12th grade can get the scoop on the dairy business and bone up on their milk facts when they attend Dairy U, an educational, hands-on workshop set for Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., at the Stanley P. Wilson Beef Teaching Unit on the Auburn University campus.
Auburn University Professor James Barth will receive the Southeastern Conference's Auburn Faculty Achievement Award for 2017.
Auburn University doctoral student Joel Tumwebaze is leading the fight against hunger not just locally, but on a national scale. He was selected to serve on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Next Generation Delegation – a group of 20 students from across the world who are studying agriculture, food, health and related disciplines. The group will convene at this year’s Global Food Security Symposium in Washington D.C. March 29-30.
A traveling exhibit commemorating the centennial anniversary of Alabama's involvement in World War I is coming to Pebble Hill in April.
Auburn fans making plans to attend A-Day Saturday, April 8, can expand their fun by attending two College of Veterinary Medicine events: the Southeastern Raptor Center's "Wing Fling" on Friday, April 7 and Open House on April 8.
Award-winning actress Marlo Thomas will be the keynote speaker for the 15th annual Women's Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium and Luncheon on Monday, April 3 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The Auburn University Landscape and Nursery Association, formerly PLANET, will host its annual spring plant sale Friday-Sunday, March 31 through April 2, in the parking lot at the corner of South College Street and East Samford Avenue. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 31 and April 1 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2.
The Auburn University Council of Engineering Graduate Students is hosting NanoDays 2017 on Wednesday, March 29. The annual event will take place at the Agricultural Heritage Park Pavilion, 620 S. Donahue Dr., Auburn, and will be open to the community from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free.
The Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University is helping the state of Alabama fight a growing national problem–the abuse of prescribed and illicit drugs.
The W. James Samford, Jr. Foundation in Opelika has endowed The Philip Lutzenkirchen Excellence in Public Speaking Award. The funds will support a public speaking competition in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University in honor of the late Auburn tight end and communication graduate, Philip Lutzenkirchen.
The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences recognized James Earl Kennamer, a 1964 game management graduate and former faculty member, as the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient during a presentation at its advisory council meeting March 1 in Auburn.
Auburn University is leading a gathering of nearly 100 university and multi-sector leaders this week to discuss how universities can take a leadership role in creating zero food waste and hunger free campuses.
The week of spring break at Auburn University, 121 Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2017 students began preceptorships throughout the state and beyond to gain real world experience in their chosen disciplines under the supervision of veterinarians around the United States. During the eight-week experience, students apply what they have learned in classrooms, laboratories and clinical rotations.
The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences' Weaver Lecture Series will feature two internationally renowned scientists March 30 and April 11. The series was established in 1996 through an endowment provided by Earl H. and Sandra H. Weaver.
Professor of theater Dan LaRocque never pictured himself in a classroom. However, after abandoning the stage in New York City, he found himself at Auburn University.
Iowa State University President Steven Leath will become Auburn's 19th president.
Oladiran Fasina has been selected to lead Auburn University's Department of Biosystems Engineering, Paul Patterson, dean of the College of Agriculture, announced Thursday. He will officially step into the role April 16. Fasina is currently a professor in the department and served in 2016 as the College of Agriculture's interim associate dean for research and interim assistant director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.
Korea Corner, an educational and cultural resource center on the Auburn University campus, will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:45 a.m. March 28 in 2235 Haley Center. Korea Corner was established with support from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach. The ribbon cutting and a reception to follow are open to students, faculty and staff and the public.
Donors to Auburn University's Tiger Giving Day helped fund two "Plainsmen's Prep: A Bridge to Calculus" scholarships for incoming freshmen. The program gives them an opportunity to review pre-calculus and calculus topics needed to be successful in their courses at Auburn.
A program at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art provides an experience for Auburn’s art students that can translate to their professional careers. The program is "A Little Art Talk," held at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month during the academic year, and is led by students in Kathryn Floyd’s "20th-century Art from 1945 to the Present" class.
Auburn University's College of Architecture, Design and Construction has been ranked as one of the top eight schools nationally for its diversity initiative. The distinction comes from Metropolis Magazine, which focuses on architecture, culture and design.
Auburn University student entrepreneurs will present mobile apps and online platforms, software analytics and storage solutions during the finals of the Tiger Cage business pitch competition on Friday, March 31.
While some Auburn University students are relaxing at the beach this week for spring break, 45 others are lending a hand with various service projects as part of the Alternative Student Breaks organization.
The Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education and KnowCyber LLC have launched the SmartCyber Leadership for Critical Infrastructure interdisciplinary executive education program. The intensive cybersecurity awareness and mitigation program will equip senior and mid-level leaders in energy, transportation, manufacturing, health care and other vulnerable industries to manage cyber risks to their data, information networks and process control systems.
Auburn University student Kaylee McCormack has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the Technical University of Denmark in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, this fall.
Most people in the Southeast are familiar with the Peachtree Road Race—the annual 10K held in Atlanta on the Fourth of July. The tradition started in 1970 and has grown to attract 60,000 runners from around the world each year. Almost as popular as the race itself is the T-shirt runners receive when they cross the finish line.
The TigerFit health and physical fitness assessment, sponsored by the School of Kinesiology, is free until the end of spring semester. Auburn faculty and staff and members of the community have the opportunity to check current fitness levels or get started on an exercise program.
The one thing biology Professor Robert Boyd hopes his students gain from their time in his class is a cure for their plant blindness.
President Trump has revised his previous executive order that banned travel from seven countries.
After a housing boom and bust triggered a broader financial crisis in 2008 and, eventually, the Great Recession, American lawmakers responded in familiar fashion.
The Auburn Alumni Association recognized the four recipients of its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, in an induction ceremony March 4 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The lifetime achievers are Pat Dye, former Auburn head football coach; Nelda Lee '69, a pioneer of women in aviation and aerospace engineering; Navy Adm. Mike Rogers '81, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency; and Dwight Wiggins '62, retired CEO of the Tosco Refining Co.
Auburn University has named Mike Clardy assistant vice president for communications and marketing following a national search, announced today by Don Large, executive vice president. Clardy, who has been serving as interim assistant vice president since 2015, will begin the new position immediately.
Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs has been named a 2016-2017 NACDA Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year.
Does a small amount of stress change a person physiologically so he or she can handle large amounts of stress later in life?
Auburn University honored its 2016-2017 Faculty Awards recipients Tuesday night at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, recognizing some of the institution’s most innovative teachers, researchers and scholars for their unique and distinguished contributions to the university’s mission.