AUBURN – When Gov. Robert Bentley signed a proclamation designating March as “Transition Awareness Month” in Alabama, it also highlighted the beginning of Auburn University’s third decade of providing service to youth and young adults with disabilities.
The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute, a research and outreach center of Auburn’s College of Education, will host the 21st annual Alabama Transition Conference March 7-8 at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National. The conference, one of the longest-running events of its kind in the country, focuses on helping students with disabilities bridge the gap, or transition, from high school to post-secondary employment opportunities.
AUBURN – Auburn University will host its fourth annual Boshell Diabetes Research Day on Friday, March 4 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, featuring some of the nation’s top diabetes and obesity researchers.
“Scientists will present some of the latest breakthroughs related to diabetes and the role of obesity in its development,” said Robert Judd, the Boshell Chair in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases in Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “We will have presentations and scientific posters from a number of Auburn faculty and students as well as from other major institutions.”
AUBURN – The Auburn University Women’s Resource Center will host its fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, “Woman²: Rising to the Next Power,” Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 22-23 at the Auburn University Student Center. The conference is open to all area college and high school students and members of the community.
Workshops will cover a range of topics, from career preparation and money management to the issues of healthy relationships and world hunger. Amy Hecht, Auburn University’s assistant vice president for student affairs, will give the keynote address.
AUBURN – U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry and members of Gov. Bob Riley’s Coastal Recovery Commission have been added to the list of speakers and panelists for Auburn University’s forum, “Alabama Road to Restoration: Integrated Recovery Strategies for the Gulf Coast.”
The conference is scheduled for Oct. 5-6 in Orange Beach, Ala., and will be an opportunity for stakeholders to explore ways to support and shape recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast region related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The forum at the Perdido Beach Resort is open to the public; pre-registration is required.
AUBURN – Auburn University will provide a forum for innovators and consumers of assistive technology when it hosts the first Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference, or ALATEC, Oct. 7-8 at the Auburn University Student Center.
Sponsored by Auburn’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Auburn University Center for Disability Research and Service, the event will showcase products, practices and services available to individuals with disabilities.
AUBURN – Auburn University will host a forum in Orange Beach, Ala., Oct. 5-6 to explore ways to support recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast region related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The forum at the Perdido Beach Resort is open to the public; pre-registration is required.
The forum, “Alabama Road to Restoration: Integrated Recovery Strategies for the Gulf Coast,” will convene those with significant roles in the restoration and renewal of the communities, economy and environment affected by the oil spill. Speakers include local citizens and businesspeople, local officials, directors of regional and state agencies, health care professionals, legislators, scientists and senior administrators from federal agencies.