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Auburn University’s Newland to give Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture on effect of environmental contaminants

Christopher Newland will give the 2010 – 2011 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture, “Why a Clean Environment Matters: The Behavioral Impact of Environmental Contaminants,” Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m. in Langdon Hall. He will be honored with a reception in Hargis Hall following the lecture. All students, faculty and community are invited to attend.

In his lecture, Newland will discuss methylmercury and lead, two environmental contaminants that have been added to the environment with industrialization. Studies of human populations and as well as experimental models have deepened understanding of the impact that these contaminants have had on behavior, academic skills, aging and even criminal activity.

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Auburn featured in the Princeton Review’s 2011 Guide to Green Colleges

AUBURN – Auburn University has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.”

The education services company selected Auburn for inclusion in its just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book created by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Auburn included in Princeton Review’s ‘Guide to Green Colleges’

AUBURN – Auburn University is one of the country’s most environmentally responsible universities according to The Princeton Review. The nationally known education services company selected Auburn for inclusion in a unique resource it has created for college applicants, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.”

The Princeton Review chose the 286 schools included in the guide based on the “Green Rating” scores the schools received in summer 2009 when The Princeton Review published Green Rating scores for 697 schools in its online college profiles and annual college guidebooks. Of the 697 schools that were given Green Ratings in 2009, the 286 schools in the guide received scores in the 80th or higher percentile.

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EPA designates Auburn as Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

AUBURN – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today designated Auburn University as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, enhancing Auburn’s efforts to address water quality and availability issues in Alabama and the region. This is only the fourth Center of Excellence to be designated in the Southeast and the first in the state of Alabama.

Auburn University President Jay Gogue and officials from the EPA and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize the partnership between Auburn, the EPA and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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AU to co-sponsor symposium on early 19th century Alabama at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Jan. 26

AUBURN – Auburn University will co-sponsor the symposium, “Cultural Crossroads: A New Country, ” about Alabama in the years 1800 to 1830, on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Speakers will include historian and author Leah Rawls Atkins on early settlement patterns; AU professor of history Kathryn Holland Braund on the shift from Native American to white European sovereignty; chair of the Jacksonville State University history department Harvey H. Jackson III on the rough and tumble life of the frontier; and director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History Ed Bridges on the visit of French general LaFayette to Alabama.

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