AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Institute for International Education has awarded Auburn University senior Don’Neshia Clark a Gilman Scholarship to study at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey this spring.
Clark, of Homewood, Ala., is a senior in Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction.
“My goal for studying abroad is to experience and gain a better perspective of the world around us,” Clark said. “Studying in Turkey will provide me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and understanding of the historical context of architecture.”
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program is a nationally competitive scholarship program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The scholarship offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad.
AUBURN – Kim Phuc Phan Thi, a prominent advocate for children affected by war throughout the world, will speak at Auburn University’s Langdon Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12. A reception will be held in the Langdon Hall courtyard beginning at 6 p.m. The lecture and reception are free to the public.
Phuc is best known from a 1972 photograph as the young girl running naked from her Vietnamese village after a napalm bomb attack during the Vietnam War. The striking photograph depicting the harsh reality of war later won the Pulitzer Prize.
AUBURN – A four-member team from Auburn University’s Physicians Executive MBA Class of 2011 recently competed and finished second in the inaugural Compete for Healthcare International Case competition hosted by Bocconi University’s SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. The competition provided an opportunity for master’s degree students from around the world to discuss the challenges facing modern health care systems.
More than a dozen teams from leading universities, including Cambridge University, Erasmus University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, began the competition, with the top three teams moving to the finals. The team from SDA Bocconi was declared the winner, with Auburn’s Physicians Executive MBA, or PEMBA, team finishing as first runner-up.
AUBURN – The International Collegiate Licensing Association has honored Auburn University with its Synergy Award: Program of the Year. Director of Trademark Management and Licensing, Susan Smith, and assistant director, Jennifer Blackmon, will accept the award at the ICLA Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. next week.
“We are honored and proud to accept ICLA’s Synergy Award on behalf of Auburn University,” said Smith. “But as implied by the name of the award itself, we also accept this award on behalf of our many licensing partners, Auburn University administrators, retail partners and dedicated licensees who make the program a success.”
AUBURN – Andrew Gillespie, the associate dean of international programs at Purdue University, has been named Assistant Provost for International Programs at Auburn University, effective April 15.
“Dr. Gillespie brings to Auburn significant experience in university international leadership and administration,” Auburn University Provost Mary Ellen Mazey said. “In his academic and administrative work at Purdue, he has provided leadership, support and facilitation of internationalization efforts through program development, faculty support and global outreach.”
AUBURN – Auburn University will welcome Duncan Cole, the consul general from Australia based in Atlanta and the latest in a list of international visitors, to campus this Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Bob McGinnis, Auburn University senior counsel to the president and former vice president for development, said the series of visits are part of a strategic plan to internationalize the university.