AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Nursing students at Auburn University and Auburn Montgomery will have the opportunity this spring to work with staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., providing care to wounded service men and women.
“With a growing number of service members, veterans and their family members seeking care outside of the Military and Veterans Affairs health systems, it’s imperative for our students to be properly prepared to address their physical, as well as emotional, needs,” said Schools of Nursing Dean Gregg Newschwander. “We are fortunate to have an agreement with Walter Reed to provide this clinical opportunity.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction programs continue to be ranked among the nation’s best. In the annual DesignIntelligence survey, “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2014,” the college’s graduate and undergraduate programs in industrial design and its undergraduate architecture program are ranked in the top 10 degree programs in their fields nationally. The rankings are based on annual surveys of leading practitioners in the fields.
Auburn’s industrial design graduate program is ranked third nationally for 2014, up from fourth last year. The industrial design graduate program has been ranked in the top 12 programs nationally seven out of the last eight years. Ranked sixth for 2014, the undergraduate Industrial design program in the School of Industrial and Graphic Design has been ranked in the top 10 since 2007.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr., Auburn University’s senior counsel for national security programs, cyber programs and military affairs, has been named to the Board of Advisors for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, or INSA. He will serve a one-year term, which began in October of 2013 and will conclude in September of 2014.
INSA is the premier intelligence and national security organization providing a unique venue for collaboration, networking and examination of policy issues and solutions. Representing an unprecedented alliance among senior leaders from the public, private and academic sectors, INSA members form an unparalleled community of experts that collaborate to develop creative, innovative and timely solutions to the intelligence and national security issues facing the United States.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY — The Auburn Business Incubator has launched a virtual incubator program as an expansion of its programs to assist start-up and early stage companies.
Located in the Auburn Research Park, the Auburn Business Incubator is a full-service mixed-use incubator managed by the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation. The incubator is a technology-based program charged with the mission of assisting start-up and early stage companies in being successful by linking them to a network of services from the university and community.
Since opening in May of 2011, the success of the incubator has prompted the development of additional services designed to provide further assistance to start-up and early stage businesses operating within the local and extended communities.
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.”