AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An estimated 70 percent of women in the United States develop fibroid tumors in the uterus by age 50, and while the noncancerous tumors cause no symptoms for the majority of those women, they make life miserable for tens of thousands of others.
Within his own family, Wallace Berry has seen the pain and distress that uterine fibroids can inflict, and in his newest research undertaking, the Auburn University poultry scientist aims to use his findings to help reduce the incidence and severity of fibroid tumors.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – In Kenya, traditional cultures place a high value on honey and related products of the beehive – in the past it was part of the dowry or “bride price” for marriage, and a man needed to have at least 20 liters of choice honey to present to a prospective father-in-law when asking for his daughter’s hand.
More than just a tradition, this commodity could be the key to improving many aspects of Kenyan lives.
Auburn University’s Global Water Watch has joined with Kenya’s Green Belt Movement to find innovative ways of linking honey production with improved nutrition, higher incomes, community development and river protection.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An Auburn University researcher was part of a team who found that, in the combined 18 nights of NBC’s Sochi Olympic broadcast, male athletes received the plurality of the network’s primetime coverage, but not nearly to the extent of past Winter Olympic analyses.
Lauren Smith, an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University, along with a research team consisting of James Angelini, an associate professor at the University of Delaware, Andrew Billings, a professor at the University of Alabama and Paul MacArthur, an associate professor at Utica College, charted the amount of time the NBC broadcast network devoted to male and female athletes on its primetime Olympic telecast.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – John Fulton, a professor in the Auburn University Department of Biosystems Engineering and specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has been awarded the Alabama Farmers Federation Agriculture Professorship, College of Agriculture Dean Bill Batchelor has announced.
“During his time at Auburn University, Dr. Fulton has embodied the university’s threefold mission of research, instruction and outreach,” said Batchelor. “It is fitting that someone whose work has done much to advance agriculture in this state would be the first honoree of this professorship.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The American College of Sports Medicine has appointed Auburn University’s Bruce Gladden as editor-in-chief of its flagship journal, “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Gladden is a Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor in Auburn’s School of Kinesiology in the College of Education. A Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1980, he has an international reputation in the field of exercise physiology with more than 100 cited scientific publications and more than 3,500 citations to those publications.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Charles D. and Lisa Q. Miller of Birmingham have donated $1 million to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University to create a new endowed faculty chair. The philanthropic gift will provide funding to maintain a top faculty member with experience and expertise in engineering and business practices, enabling the college to offer a relevant business foundation to its engineering students.
“I am pleased about what this gift will create for Auburn’s engineering students,” said Charlie. “It will provide them with a solid understanding of business principles and enable them to stand out among their peers in the engineering and business world.”