AUBURN – The National Council on Family Relations has selected Cassandra Kirkland, a graduate student in Human Development and Family Studies in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, to receive the 2011 Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
NCFR, the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families, issues the award annually to one graduate student member who has demonstrated excellence as a student with high potential for contribution to the discipline of family studies.
AUBURN – Alexander Vazsonyi of the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Czech Republic for this fall.
A professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn, Vazsonyi will hold the Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University, the second largest university in the Czech Republic.
AUBURN – Francesca Adler-Baeder, an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was recently named one of Auburn University’s 2009 Distinguished Diversity Researchers. The competitive award is given by the Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity and the Office of the Vice President for Research to celebrate and showcase the best diversity research being done on campus.
Selected among nominees in the category of “established diversity researcher,” Adler-Baeder’s work assesses community-based relationship education programs targeting low-resource and underserved populations of youth, couples and non-married parents. A hallmark of her work is the development and use of diverse partnership teams of researchers, students and community partners.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, in the College of Human Sciences, will host the 32nd annual Southeastern Symposium on Child and Family Development from Feb. 21-23. This student-run conference provides a supportive environment for graduate students to share their research and to develop a network of professional contacts with peers and faculty scholars from other universities in the region.
The conference is widely known as Quint State, to reflect the participation of five member institutions. Along with their Auburn counterparts, graduate students and professors from departments of human development and family studies at the University of Georgia, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Virginia Tech will participate in the three-day series of events.