AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University and military researchers are studying the structures and activity of the brains of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in an effort to better understand post-traumatic stress disorder and post-concussion syndrome.
The project brings together the Auburn University MRI Research Center, the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory in Ft. Rucker, Ala.
Faculty and graduate students in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Psychology are testing 160 soldiers – those diagnosed with PTSD, those diagnosed with PCS and healthy control soldiers. A percentage of the healthy control soldiers have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, but do not have PTSD or PCS.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will commemorate Sept. 11 with an Honor Walk for military veteran students Wednesday at 9 a.m. on Cater Lawn. The walk will be in the form of a labyrinth designed on the grass.
The event will include appearances from Johnny Green, director of Auburn University Veterans Resource Center; Timothy Ullman, retired air wing commander who served as an Air Force chaplain; the Auburn Police and Fire Divisions; retired Marine Corps Maj. Jeffrey Dyal, a Lila White Fellow at Auburn University; Rev. Kerry Holder-Joffrion from Turning Point Consultants LLC; and the ROTC color guard.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has been named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s list of Military Friendly Schools for 2013 “for being among the top 15 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students.”
The list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Auburn is one of 1,700 U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools cited as doing the most to educate America’s veterans. Auburn will be listed in G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools and will be included in an online listing at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
Auburn University has 284 veterans and 416 veterans dependents enrolled this semester.
AUBURN – Auburn University has been awarded $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to help develop a plan for sequestering carbon in longleaf pine forests on military bases – thus reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
Professor Lisa Samuelson, director of the Center for Longleaf Pine Ecosystems in Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, will lead the project that includes as collaborators the USDA Forest Service’s Southern Research Station and the University of Florida. The overall grant for the study is $2.4 million.
AUBURN – Some college students are eager to go to the proverbial extra mile to get an advanced degree, but for 30 Auburn University students, that extra mile stretches into thousands. The students are active-duty military men and women pursuing Master of Business Administration degrees through interactive distance learning software from as far away as Africa and Afghanistan.
The students, officers in the United States Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, log into a streaming video service provided by Auburn’s College of Business and make use of cutting-edge digital classroom management software to interact with professors and peers.