Auburn University will kick off its Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Celebration Week with a breakfast featuring Quinton Ross, president of Alabama State University, as the keynote speaker. The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Nirmit Patel won’t call himself a bounty hunter. That’s too cheesy, he said. But he will accept his role in helping make Facebook safer – through bounty hunting, of course.
Lacey Armstrong, once a participant in the Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy program, is now its executive director.
In another affirmation of its drive forward to excellence, Auburn University achieved a research milestone Monday - being elevated to an “R1” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
If at the heart of every miracle is transformation of a hopeless situation, then the Vinson family of Phenix City, Alabama, received their miracle with the successful skull tumor surgery for their dog, Scooby.
Nearly 50 years after earning his degree from Auburn University, Walt Woltosz returned to The Plains Dec. 15 to deliver a commencement address to the university’s newest graduates. Woltosz shared some of the lessons he’s learned – the ones he believes helped shaped his life – since earning his degree in aerospace engineering in 1969.
A team of university scientists from across the U.S. is waging a nationwide offensive against a dastardly weed that the turfgrass industry in Alabama and beyond deems Enemy No. 1.
Auburn University has been selected to participate in the prestigious Churchill Scholarship program in which students are eligible to apply for graduate studies at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College in the United Kingdom.
News of traumatic brain injuries and suicides among professional and college football players has made many question the violent nature of the game. Rule changes, such as the NCAA’s targeting rule, have been imposed to promote player safety, and yet concussions continue to occur.
The National Academy of Inventors, or NAI, has named Joseph Kloepper, a professor of plant pathology in Auburn’s College of Agriculture, as one of the association’s 2018 fellows.
Most adults have not yet gotten a flu shot this season, according to a recent poll. While it is still early in the season, experts at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy encourage people to take advantage of the vaccine.
One of the closest comets in modern times is passing by Earth – but don’t worry, there’s no danger of it hitting us. It will come relatively close in scientific terms – seven million miles away. For the average person, the comet will be visible with the naked eye and will provide a rare sky-watching event. For researchers, the proximity of the Comet 46P/Wirtanen to earth will offer a chance to collect data on comets and learn more about the building blocks of the solar system.
The Princeton Review’s 2019 best business schools rankings put Auburn University’s Online MBA program at No. 13 in the nation for the second year running, while student satisfaction ratings helped push the Full-Time MBA to No. 3 for resources to minority students and No. 5 for best administration.
Beginning spring 2019, the Auburn community will have a new childcare option in Big Blue Marble Academy, which is establishing a new facility in the Auburn Research Park, owned by the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, or ARTF. The Big Blue Marble Academy will provide year-round childcare for children aged infancy through preschool, as well as after-school care.
Following a national search, Auburn University has selected Shali Zhang, dean of libraries and professor at the University of Montana (UM), as its next dean of libraries, effective Feb. 19, 2019.
An Auburn University alumnus and leader in developing communication systems for persons with severe disabilities will be the keynote speaker at the university’s fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 15. Walt Woltosz graduated from Auburn in 1969 with a degree in aerospace engineering and is a cofounder of Words+ Inc. and Simulations Plus Inc.
Tessa Hastings is the first Auburn University student to be awarded a highly competitive research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2019 already is shaping up to be a super year for Wilson Morgan—a super year that starts with a trip to the Super Bowl. That’s the Auburn University junior’s grand prize for submitting the winning application and essay in the 2019 Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training competition. He is the first Auburn turf management student to be tapped for the honor in the contest’s 16-year history.
The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has launched an online graduate certificate program developed for professionals to advance their knowledge about restoration ecology.
Residents of Geiger, a small community in Sumter County, Alabama, drive more than 20 miles to reach a grocery store. They admit that this makes healthy eating a challenge. More than 35 percent of the county’s population lives below the poverty level, and obesity tops 40 percent.
Auburn University’s Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project is receiving national recognition through a comic book-style story on National Public Radio Online and an NPR radio spot that airs Thursday, Dec. 6.
Her name is Faith, and call it name-sake irony, or divine providence, the 10-year-old Friesian mare has made a recovery nothing short of miraculous after being treated at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine for a disease that is usually fatal.
The College of Human Sciences at Auburn University honored Lionel Richie and Judy Woodruff as exemplary contributors to the well-being of individuals, families and communities around the world at the 25th annual International Quality of Life Awards on Dec. 3 at the United Nations in New York City.
The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has announced the retirement of three faculty this year. Professors Brenda Allen, Arthur Chappelka and Larry Teeter will retire as of Dec. 31.
Like most accountants, James Long knows that being exact is essential in this profession where only one bottom line is correct. But when it comes to teaching the subject he loves, he understands that multiple teaching methods are required to reach different students.