Auburn University President Jay Gogue received the 2014 Glenn Howze Academic Freedom Award from the Auburn chapter of the American Association of University Professors during the spring meeting of the University Faculty on March 25. Gogue is the second Auburn president to receive the award. The chapter’s first Academic Freedom Award went to President William Muse in 1994. Harbert College of Business Professor Herbert Jack Rotfeld, right, president of the Auburn AAUP chapter, cited Gogue for active and ongoing support for the faculty’s role in shared governance. The award is named for the late Glenn Howze, a leading advocate for shared governance who served as the 1998 chair of the University Senate.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has received confirmation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International, or AABI, that its flight education and aviation management programs have been reaffirmed for accreditation.
“Auburn University has a rich history in aviation education,” Auburn University Provost Timothy Boosinger said. “We look forward to continuing to provide a high quality aviation education experience to help prepare future leaders in the industry.”
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.
While Hayley’s visit was routine, blood work and a check of her lymph nodes, for owners Elizabeth Eustice and Joan Taylor of Columbus, Ga., and the veterinarians and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine, her arrival was significant – she was the first client in the door of the 208,000-square-foot Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. Just like she’s done on every visit, the white poodle pranced around to greet everyone, happy to see familiar faces.
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 – Through nine nights of NBC’s Sochi Olympic broadcast, male athletes have again received the bulk of the primetime coverage, but not by as large a margin as in past years.
Lauren Smith, an assistant professor in Auburn University’s School of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts, along with a research team consisting of assistant professor James Angelini of the University of Delaware, professor Andrew Billings of the University of Alabama and associate professor Paul MacArthur of Utica College are charting the clock-time of the Olympic telecast. Thus far, male athletes have received 47.6 percent of NBC’s primetime coverage, women athletes have received 37.6 percent of the coverage and pairs events have received the remaining 14.8 percent.