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Auburn University to use Department of Commerce grant to bridge digital divide throughout Alabama

AUBURN – Auburn University’s Economic & Community Development Institute, or ECDI, a partnership of Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will use $1,003,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce for a project designed to bridge the digital divide and promote engagement in the digital economy across all of Alabama’s 67 counties.

The project will employ interactive computer-based programs to educate and train Alabama residents and community leaders in the social and economic benefits of broadband technology and will utilize targeted statewide and regional media campaigns to increase awareness of broadband’s practical applications.

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Survey ranks AU economics professors among most productive in nation

AUBURN – Economics faculty at Auburn University achieved high rankings in a newly published study in the Southern Economic Journal that examined research productivity and impact in the area of economic education from 1991-2005.

Economics departments were ranked on total citations and citations per author. Auburn ranked 14th, just ahead of such noted institutions as Princeton and the University of Toronto. The top three ranking universities for research in this discipline were Vanderbilt, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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