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Want to be a tailgate guru? App from Auburn can help

AUBURN UNIVERSITY — If you want tailgating done right, there’s now an app for that. Auburn University’s Food Systems Institute has created a multimedia app called AU Tailgate Times for iPhones and iPads.

The app, which can be downloaded at the iTunes store or on the Food Systems Institute website, brings together a wide range of information about the tradition of tailgating, with the focus on food and fun.

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Makeover gives new look to Parkerson Mill Creek on Auburn’s campus

After image of Parkerson Mill Creek in front of the new Auburn University Wellness Kitchen.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A small creek that winds past the football and baseball fields and old coliseum of Auburn University has been transformed this summer from eyesore to outdoor classroom.

The push to complete construction and campus restoration projects before fall typically marks the end of summer semesters at Auburn University. A summer project this year was the restoration of a section of Parkerson Mill Creek that runs through Auburn’s campus near the South Donahue Residence Hall and the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.

Through the years, this particular section had become overgrown and unsightly.

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Auburn’s Food Bank Garden feeds the community

Zack OglesAUBURN UNIVERSITY — Near the hustle and bustle of a university campus, eight rows of produce grow unnoticed for the sole purpose of feeding the residents of the community.

The Food Bank Garden, a short drive from the center of Auburn University’s campus, is a garden flourishing with vegetables, all to be donated to the Food Bank of East Alabama. This spring and summer is the first time in some years that the garden is back in operation, helping those in Lee County and surrounding counties.

“The Food Bank Garden was created to help out the community,” said Beth Guertal, professor of agronomy in the College of Agriculture, who started the garden in 2006. “I wanted to provide the local food bank with healthy and fresh vegetables to give to their customers.”

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College of Agriculture to hold Ag Week 2014 at Auburn University March 24-29

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The College of Agriculture at Auburn University will celebrate Ag Week 2014 from March 24-29 with activities that highlight the economic impact and expanding career opportunities of agriculture in Alabama.

Ag Week will kick off Monday, March 24, when the College of Agriculture and Ag Council sponsor “Feed Me…the Truth about My Food,” an interactive discussion on food and agriculture.” “Feed Me” will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Langdon Hall auditorium and include a short video; a presentation by Joe Swedberg, vice president of legislative affairs for Hormel Foods who will speak about Project Spammy; a faculty panel; and free Blue Bell ice cream.

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Auburn scientists use laying hens to study fibroid tumors

Auburn University poultry scientist Wallace Berry is using the laying hen as an experimental model in his research on fibroid tomors.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.

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New York Times science writer to discuss ‘Frankenfoods and Superweeds’ in Auburn lecture

Science writer Carl ZimmerAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Critically acclaimed science writer and New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer will discuss “Of Frankenfoods and Superweeds: Reporting from the Front Lines of Biology,” in a public lecture at Auburn University Feb. 25.

Zimmer, who is also a blogger for National Geographic, will speak at 4 p.m. in Lowder Business Building, room 113-A, as part of the College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series and in conjunction with the university’s  Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series.

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