AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior Azeem Ahmed has been named winner of the 2014 President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award, an honor presented to only one university student worldwide each year.
“We are excited that Azeem’s passion for tackling global hunger has been recognized in this award,” said Melissa Baumann, Auburn University assistant provost and director of the Honors College. “He has dedicated his undergraduate studies and extracurricular activities to understanding and alleviating the roots of hunger. This speaks to Auburn’s land-grant mission to improve the lives of Alabamians as well as people around the world.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Anti-hunger activist Roger Thurow will give a lecture titled “The Last Hunger Season: Meeting the Great Challenge of Feeding the World” Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Langdon Hall.
The lecture is presented by the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series in conjunction with Auburn’s Littleton-Franklin Lectures.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University is now a partner with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for World Food Day, which is recognized around the world annually on Oct. 16.
June Henton, dean of the College of Human Sciences, and Harriet Giles, director of external communications for the college, were asked by FAO in the spring to engage campuses worldwide through Universities Fighting World Hunger in raising awareness about domestic and global hunger.
A student committee representing UFWH campuses around the world suggested FAO use the new “Why Care?” campaign, which was started by four Auburn students in a Hunger Studies capstone course.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – June Henton, dean of the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University, was recognized at the White House this week as a Strengthening Food Security Champion of Change.
The White House recognizes Americans each week who are making positive change in their communities, but this was the first time food security was acknowledged.
Almost 1 billion people do not have access to a sufficient supply of nutritious and safe food, and 16 million children in the United States experience food insecurity each year, according to information provided by the White House. Henton and 11 other leaders were selected for using innovative approaches to ensure that no man, woman or child goes hungry and for inspiring others to do the same.
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 – The Committee of 19, Auburn University’s leadership team for the War on Hunger, has designated Oct. 11-16 as Hunger Awareness Week at Auburn University.
This annual weeklong event highlights the plight of the one billion chronically hungry people throughout the developing world and draws attention to the needs of individuals and families in the local community through events sponsored by various colleges and schools at Auburn. For the complete schedule of Hunger Week activities, go to www.auburn.edu/hunger.