AUBURN UNIVERSITY – For the second year, the City of Auburn has pledged a five-to-one match for individual and corporate contributions of up to $50,000 for the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program for Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
According to the agreement, the city is providing the grant in the form of matching funds to encourage community engagement and support for this resource for outdoor recreation and education.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has announced a formal collaborative agreement between the university’s Cyber Initiative and Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will focus resources and expertise on security issues in the cyber domain. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the U.S. Department of Energy system.
The increasing complexity of technology and critical infrastructure requirements for cyber security has created an urgent demand for the development of information transfer, storage and security solutions across the nation. Also, the number of cyber-based threats and attacks affecting government, industry and financial institutions are increasing at an exponential rate. In response, UT-Battelle, the management contractor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Auburn University have agreed to collaborate on programs and projects that address these critical issues.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s Anti-Bullying Summit which brings together educators, mental health practitioners and community groups to address bullying and cyberbullying has been recognized as an extraordinary program by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.
“The summit, over the last three years, has provided a forum for more than 500 educators and community leaders to learn about the far-reaching impacts of bullying in schools and communities,” said John Freeze, associate director of the Office of Professional and Continuing Education. “The program has been instrumental in bringing together practitioners, researchers and learners alike to share information and learn from each other. It’s a remarkable and touching experience to see the participants leave with a renewed perspective on just how devastating and far-reaching the consequences of bullying can be, as well as with a reinvigorated commitment to put an end to it.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An online master’s degree program in soil, water and environmental science at Auburn University has gained final approval and will officially launch spring semester 2014, giving working professionals in fields related to natural resource management the opportunity to further their education and build their expertise via distance education.
The fully online program, which the Alabama Commission on Higher Education approved Sept. 13, is a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary program offered through the Agriculture Interactive Distance Education Alliance, or AG*IDEA, a consortium of universities offering distance education programs and courses in agricultural disciplines. In addition to Auburn, participating AG*IDEA institutions include the University of Georgia, North Carolina State University and Texas Tech University.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Liberal Arts will present a free, public discussion with Anthony Lee and Willie Wyatt Jr., who were instrumental in integrating Macon County schools and then attended Auburn University as freshmen in 1964.
Wyatt and Lee will discuss their experiences related to the integration of Auburn University on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Student Center, room 2222, as part of the college’s CLA Reads celebration and the university’s commemoration of 50 Years of Integration at Auburn.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Rick Steves, a well-known authority on European travel, will offer a free, public lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, from the auditorium of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
He is expected to discuss “Travel as a Political Act,” the title of one of his latest books in which he reflects on how a life of travel has broadened his own perspectives and how travel can be a significant force for people and understanding in the world.
Steves’ visit is sponsored by the College of Human Sciences and the Office of International Programs, with support from the Auburn University Special Lectures Fund and Auburn Connects! Common Book Program.