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Discover Auburn lecture ‘Deep Water in the Deep South’ looks at oil spill of 2010

Judith SheppardAUBURN UNIVERSITY – “Deep Water in the Deep South: Coastal Alabama’s Complicated Response to the BP Oil Spill” is the topic of the Feb. 6 Discover Auburn lecture.

Judith Sheppard, an associate professor in Auburn University’s Department of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts, will give the talk at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Jack Simms, former chair of the Department of Journalism, will introduce and moderate the free public program.

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Auburn professor to continue study of oil spill impact with Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative grant

AUBURN – Stephen “Ash” Bullard, assistant professor in Auburn University’s Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures in the College of Agriculture, has received a $132,000 grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, or GRI, Research Board to continue studies on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

GRI has awarded similar grants to selected researchers across the country to fund research through September. Bullard was one of only two recipients from the state of Alabama.

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Auburn to receive $938,000 in funds for Gulf oil spill response projects

AUBURN – Auburn University is slated to receive $938,000 from a BP initiative that designated $5 million in rapid response funds for Alabama’s Marine Environmental Science Consortium. The funds are for immediate state research programs in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Auburn’s funding is spread over multiple projects in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, College of Agriculture and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

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Alabama Governor’s recovery commission, Coast Guard Admiral to participate in Auburn-led coastal restoration conference

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.

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Auburn University to host forum on Gulf Coast recovery in Orange Beach

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.

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