Auburn Stories

Beth Schwartz

Beth Schwartz has been selected as the new assistant dean of biomedical sciences. She will be conducting an assessment of the program and will be creating new partnerships in this role.

January 17, 2024

Graphic promoting podcast with picture of Joshua Sahib

This week’s segment of the Everything Auburn podcast focuses on the Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship. This episode features Joshua Sahib, managing director of the center in the Harbert College of Business, who discusses the ways in which this initiative is combining outreach programming and academic studies to address the needs of family businesses and more.

January 16, 2024

Jaimi Tapp at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

As director of operational readiness, Auburn Aviation alumna Jaimi Tapp's job is to make sure more than 100 million passengers move through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport without issue.

January 16, 2024

Photo of Byron P. Franklin Sr., guest speaker for annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

Approximately 250 people gathered for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast led by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators — East Alabama Chapter, in collaboration with Auburn University’s Office of University Outreach and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) on Monday, Jan. 15.

January 15, 2024

A woman poses for a headshot outside

Olga Harrington Pinto, a postdoctoral researcher in Auburn's Department of Physics, was granted access to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) where she calculated the CO2 detection for the first time from Centaur 39P/Oterma.

January 12, 2024

A family smiles outside

Hae Sagong, assistant professor in Auburn University’s College of Nursing, focuses her research on Korean immigrants’ experiences with health care in the rural south.

January 12, 2024

A young man leans over a large piece of wood and works on cutting it with a circular saw and

The Auburn Mass Timber Collaborative will work to advance research, education and outreach in mass timber design and construction with a focus on the forestry, architecture, engineering and construction industries in the Southeast.

January 10, 2024

A group of Auburn people in front of the steps to RBD Library

The same steps that Harold Franklin walked to integrate Auburn University 60 years ago served as the backdrop for a commemorative event on Jan. 9. A large group gathered in the atrium of the Mell Classroom Building, including a number of Auburn’s “firsts,” like the families of Harold Franklin, Josetta Brittain Matthews and James Owens.

January 09, 2024

SEC adopts Auburn-created course  for how to integrate AI into instruction and scholarship

Harbert College interviewed Asim Ali following the one-year anniversary of the launch of ChatGPT to find out how generative AI is impacting instruction and student performance at Auburn since then and how he and his organization are leading the adoption and powerful application of what he calls “the transformative technology of our time.”

January 09, 2024

Rod Turochy, associate director for Outreach for the Auburn University Transportation Research Institute and James Madison Hunnicutt professor in traffic engineering, and Larry Rilett, AUTRI Director, work with several housing authorities in the Black Belt region. Many of these neighborhoods have low automobile ownership rates, meaning more pedestrian traffic is on sidewalks and streets.

January 08, 2024