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Auburn University’s Hospitality Gala offers opportunity for students to blend textbook learning with real-world experience

AUBURN – Students in Auburn University’s hotel and restaurant management program will put into practice what they’ve learned in the classroom when they host The Hospitality Gala on May 2 at The Hotel at Auburn University.

This year’s event, which benefits educational initiatives of the hotel and restaurant management program, is titled “An International Affair” and will feature the cuisine of three award-winning international chefs as well as silent and live auctions.

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Auburn University holding International Quality of Life Awards ceremony at United Nations

AUBURN – Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences will hold its 15th annual International Quality of Life Awards ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the United Nations in New York.

Teresa Heinz, chair of The Heinz Endowments and Heinz Family Philanthropies, will be honored as the 2008 International Quality of Life Awards laureate while music artist Emmylou Harris will receive the College of Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Auburn mathematics students benefit from Fulbright classroom instruction

AUBURN – Since 1946, Fulbright scholars have crossed the oceans to participate in the international education exchange program designed primarily to enhance lecturing and advanced research on the hosts’ campuses. Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics has the unusual benefit of not only hosting Fulbright scholar Cristina Fernandez of Spain for her research on coding theory, but also of welcoming her teaching skills in the classroom.

“Having Dr. Fernandez offer an honors calculus course in the college is a rare opportunity for our freshmen to not only learn in a cross-cultural setting, but to experience an internationally acclaimed and talented professor in the classroom,” said Dean Stewart Schneller.

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Peace Corps official to speak at Auburn University on benefits of international experiences

AUBURN – The director of special initiatives for the Peace Corps, Kyo “Paul” Jhin, will speak at Auburn University on Friday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. in 1203 Haley Center.

Jhin, who received a doctorate in mathematics education from Auburn University’s College of Education, will speak on the subject of how international volunteer service can help create more well-rounded students and educators.

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International students receive welcome to AU through Auburn Family Friend program

AUBURN – Members of the local community have an opportunity to help welcome students who are new not only to the Auburn University campus but also to the United States through Auburn Family Friend, a program of AU’s Office of International Student Life.

Auburn Family Friend matches new international students with volunteers from the community who will help smooth the student’s transition to life in America.

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