AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Thanks to the recession, as well as insider trading, Ponzi schemes, and rate fixing scandals, public trust in financial institutions has plummeted over the years. TIAA-CREF President and CEO Roger Ferguson will offer solutions to some of the problems plaguing the industry when he visits Auburn University and the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business March 17-18.
Ferguson will offer his insights during a campus forum scheduled for Monday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in 125 Lowder Business Building. The session, “Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Services Industry: The Way Forward,” is open to faculty, students and the community. Reservations for the free event can be made at https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=CORN26E.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two free, public advance screenings of the film, “I Learn America,” a documentary by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, will be held Wednesday, March 5, in Auburn. The film will be shown at 4 p.m. at Auburn University in Haley Center, room 1203, and again at 7 p.m. at Auburn High School in the multimedia center. A discussion will follow each screening.
In “I Learn America,” five immigrant teenagers from Myanmar, Guatemala, Poland, Dominican Republic and Pakistan, respectively, come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn to learn their new land. The New York City public school is dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students from 50 countries speaking two dozen languages.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – On Feb. 26, Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley joined students at D.C. Wolfe Elementary School to construct glass mosaic quilt panels as part of the Children’s Patchwork History Program. Auburn University is a partner in the multi-institutional outreach workshop, which is designed to teach Alabama history, geology, mathematics and art through the creation of the stained glass quilt which will be displayed at the school.
The program for elementary school children teaches participants the significance of quilting to Alabama’s history, how the geology of each unique region relates to the diverse plants and wildlife of the state and how to construct a mosaic glass quilt.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s seventh annual Boshell Research Day will bring together experts to present research related to diabetes and the role of obesity in its development.
The Feb. 28 meeting at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center will focus on research presentations and discussions on an interdisciplinary level “to bring everyone together under one umbrella to discuss significant ongoing research,” said Dr. Robert Judd, director of the Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Research Program and an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An inaugural forum of university leaders will convene at Auburn University Feb. 27-28 to identify ways that collective action by universities can solve hunger. The ninth annual Universities Fighting World Hunger, or UFWH, summit will begin immediately after the forum’s conclusion and run through March 2 with 300 students and educators from UFWH member institutions expected. The forum is organized by the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
The forum will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. More than 50 university leaders from the United States, Canada and Central America, as well as senior representatives from the U.S. government, United Nations, private sector and foundations will be in attendance.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A diverse group of speakers will share how their Auburn experiences have shaped their innovation, determination and success at Auburn University’s “This is Auburn.” Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4 – 6 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The public event will feature distinguished Auburn students, alumni, staff and friends.
“As an Auburn Family, it is vital to create environments for individuals to share their stories and inspire those around them,” said Marissa Stanley, graduate student and co-organizer of the series. “People attending the event will get to experience life through a different lens.”