AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s tribology and lubrication science minor, the first of its kind in the nation, recently received a gift from North Carolina-based RSC Chemical Solutions to provide scholarship and programmatic support.
Housed in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the program provides Auburn students the opportunity to earn a minor in tribology, the multidisciplinary study of contact, friction, wear and lubrication of surfaces. The applications of tribology and lubrication science range widely to include bearings, tires and engines in automobiles; human joint replacement; manufacturing; nanotechnology; oil product chemistry; power generation; hard-drive technology; and electrical contacts.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges this week reaffirmed Auburn University’s accreditation.
The approval was announced Tuesday during the SACS Commission on Colleges annual winter meeting in Atlanta.
Following usual procedures for decennial reviews, the Commission on Colleges reached its reaffirmation decision after teams of educators from peer institutions reviewed Auburn’s compliance with the principles of accreditation. Preliminary review was conducted by an off-site team in October 2012, and the second team visited in March to confirm Auburn’s continued compliance with accreditation standards and federal requirements and the university’s plans for enhancing student learning in the future.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – In its 20th year of recognizing people and partnerships that make significant and lasting contributions to people’s well-being locally and around the world, Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences honored Howard G. Buffett and Tim Cook at the annual International Quality of Life Awards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in New York City.
Buffett, chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, was this year’s International Quality of Life Award Laureate. He received the honor from actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria and Rwanda President Paul Kagame.
Cook, Apple’s CEO and a 1982 alumnus of Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from his friend, Don Logan, the former president and CEO of Time Inc. and a 1995 IQLA Laureate. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have brought distinguished recognition to Auburn University and/or the state of Alabama.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An Auburn University alumnus had the winning bid in the online auction of War Eagle VII’s jesses and a lure used during the pregame eagle flight at the epic 2013 Iron Bowl.
Bill Nelson of Birmingham bid $12,600 to benefit the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Southeastern Raptor Center to own what he described as “certainly one of the best pieces of sports memorabilia Auburn has to offer.” The 1970 Auburn College of Engineering graduate said the eagle pregame flight is one of his favorite gameday traditions.
An auction opened Dec. 11 for the jesses and lure used by Nova, War Eagle VII, at the Auburn-Georgia football game. Fans can place bids at the auction site, www.getluredin.com. The auction will close Monday, Dec. 16.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will award 1,432 academic degrees Dec. 14 in Auburn Arena during two fall graduation ceremonies featuring addresses by Auburn alumnus and former football player Stan White, now an insurance executive and football analyst.
The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges, schools and programs of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; Nursing; and Sciences and Mathematics. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; and Human Sciences. The ceremonies can be viewed live through the university’s website at www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Although rivals on the athletic field, students from Auburn University and the University of Missouri are working together to help save tigers in the wild through a conservation program called the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition. The coalition joins together academic institutions with tiger mascots to help spread awareness of the survival challenges tigers face, including habitat destruction, poaching and the pet trade.
“Tigers are such beautiful animals, and with it being our university’s mascot, and with Aubie being consistently ranked one of the best in the nation, it makes sense that Auburn students would work to help Aubie’s wild cousin, which is on the brink of extinction in its natural habitat,” said Ashley Newell, a senior in zoology/pre-veterinary medicine and a campus representative for Auburn’s Tigers for Tigers program.