AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Graeme Lockaby, associate dean of research in Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has been named interim dean of the school, announced today by Provost Timothy Boosinger.
“Dr. Lockaby will provide excellent leadership for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences,” Boosinger said. “He has been at Auburn for 28 years and is a nationally respected authority for his work in forest sustainability.”
A national search will begin in July for a permanent dean. Lockaby succeeds Jim Shepard, who is returning to the faculty fulltime as a professor.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics introduced its one-of-a-kind Magnet Laboratory and 6, 000-pound superconducting magnet at an open house today.
The facility, housed in the Department of Physics, will support plasma physics research for Auburn University faculty and students, as well as national and international scientists who will come to Auburn to perform experimental and theoretical studies. The magnet will allow researchers to shape the structure of the magnetic field and as a result, to perform potentially ground-breaking experiments.
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VCOM, received notification from its accrediting body that it was approved to establish a new branch campus in Auburn, Alabama. VCOM is fully accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, COCA, of the American Osteopathic Association, the only accrediting agency for pre-doctoral osteopathic medical education, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. VCOM now has the final accreditation approval by COCA to go forward with full licensure with the State of Alabama and to begin recruiting students.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has been named one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”
The education services company selected Auburn University for inclusion in the recently released fifth annual edition of its book created in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. Schools were chosen for the guide based on a survey conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure each school’s commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The survey included questions on schools’ course offerings, campus infrastructures, activities and career preparation.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Eighty-eight professional students from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will be awarded degrees during the college’s 107th commencement on Tuesday, May 6. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Auburn Arena.
In addition, 12 Master of Science in Biomedical Science, thesis and non-thesis, will be conferred and three professionals will be awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science.
The 88-member class includes 35 students from Alabama; 39 students from Kentucky and two from West Virginia under a cooperating agreement with each state through the Southern Regional Education Board. The remaining 12 at-large students hail from as far away as North Carolina, New York, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Wyoming, Minnesota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
New Auburn graduate Susie Bridges poses with the sculpted eagles in Samford Hall.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The sculpted eagles from atop the gates in Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner have been placed in the Samford Hall lobby, so spring graduates can continue the tradition of taking photos with them.
The eagles are perched on two custom-made pedestals in front of an Auburn backdrop. They were taken down from the gates in March and stored on campus for safekeeping prior to the start of the redevelopment of the corner.
New graduates can take photos Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.