AUBURN – Auburn University interior design assistant professor Lindsay Tan has been awarded the Center for Health Design’s Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification, or EDAC, credential.
The credential is awarded to individuals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to apply an evidence-based process to the design and development of healthcare settings.
Tan is the first Auburn University faculty member and one of only a handful of professionals in Alabama to earn the credential.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Board of Trustees agreed on Feb. 3 to establish the International Hunger Institute, providing the university with another tool to use in the fight against domestic and global hunger.
The proposal from the College of Human Sciences was based on the college’s ongoing relationship with the United Nations World Food Programme and the university’s role as a land-, space- and sea-grant institution.
“No other institution is as well positioned to create an international hunger institute as Auburn University,” said June Henton, dean of the College of Human Sciences.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Center for Children, Youth and Families has been awarded a three-year, $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance to continue the Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative.
The initiative is an applied research project to build and sustain healthy relationships and stable marriages throughout Alabama. It is implemented through a partnership between Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs and family resource centers around the state.
AUBURN – Kelly Tu and Larissa Ferretti, graduate students in Auburn University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences, have received fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, respectively.
“I am so very happy to see two graduate students receiving such prestigious awards,” said Paul Harris, associate director of Auburn’s Honors College. “It is a direct reflection of the outstanding caliber of graduate level teaching and research being conducted at Auburn.”
AUBURN – The Halliday-Cary-Pick House, built in the 1840s and the second oldest home in Auburn, will become the newly developed Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at Auburn University.
June Henton, dean of Auburn’s College of Human Sciences, made the announcement Monday at the ninth annual Spring Symposium for the Women’s Philanthropy Board, which will relocate to the Cary Center. “This historic gift and subsequent creation of the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is a tremendous benefit for Auburn University and the Auburn community,” Henton said.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences will honor PBS, an American nonprofit broadcasting system with 356 member stations, as the recipient of the 2010 International Quality of Life Award in a ceremony at the United Nations on Monday, Dec. 6. President and CEO Paula Kerger will accept for PBS. The College of Human Sciences will also honor Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and First Lady Patsy Riley with its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.
This annual event, now in its 17th year, was launched in 1994 by Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences to recognize people and partnerships that have made significant and lasting contributions to individual, family and community well being locally and around the world.