AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences will honor Howard Buffett, chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and a 1982 alumnus of Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, for the 20th International Quality of Life Awards on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
The College of Human Sciences established the International Quality of Life Awards in 1994 to recognize people and partnerships that make significant and lasting contributions to individual, family and community well-being locally and around the world.
AUBURN – Researchers in Auburn University’s College of Education, along with Birmingham-based PUSH Product Design, are designing Apple iPad applications to improve the social and communications skills of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In June, Scott Renner and Margaret Flores will begin working with 10 students between the ages of four and 14 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The researchers will evaluate the children’s social and communication skills, teach them how to use the iPads and then observe and assess improvement of those skills in a classroom setting.
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AUBURN – Auburn University alumnus Tim Cook, chief operating officer for Apple Inc., will deliver the commencement address at Auburn’s spring ceremonies on Friday, May 14.
The university will award approximately 2,967 degrees at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Cook, a native of Robertsdale and a 1982 industrial engineering graduate of Auburn, will speak at both ceremonies.