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Auburn University hosting Alabama Water Policy Symposium May 10

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A statewide partnership seeking a comprehensive water policy for Alabama will hold a symposium at Auburn University Friday, May 10, to inform Alabamians about current progress and also to solicit public comment. The symposium will be held in 207 Comer Hall Auditorium, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The theme is “Science-based Water Planning and Policy – What We Know, What We Need to Know, and How We Get There.”

Sam Fowler, director of the Auburn University Water Resources Center and a symposium organizer, said he encourages anyone interested in the discussion and development of a comprehensive water policy, whether citizens, stakeholders or elected officials, to attend.

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New York Times bestselling author headlines Women’s Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Andy Andrews, a New York Times bestselling author, will provide the keynote address at the 11th annual Women’s Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium and Luncheon on Monday, April 22, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

Andrews has spoken at the request of four U.S. presidents and was hailed by the New York Times as a “modern day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America.” His works include “The Traveler’s Gift,” “The Noticer,” “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?” and “The Butterfly Effect.”

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German Consul General to be keynote speaker at Auburn University symposium on immigration and migration in Alabama

Becoming Alabama 2012AUBURN – Lutz Hermann Görgens, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, will deliver a keynote address at “Becoming Alabama: Immigration and Migration in a Deep South State,” Jan. 20-21 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

The two-day public symposium, hosted by Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts, will feature scholars and professionals exploring immigration and migration from Spanish exploration to the 1813 Creek War through the present.

Görgens, a native of Düsseldorf, Germany, is the official representative of the German government to the Southeastern United States. During his career, Görgens has worked as a desk officer for the Federal Foreign Office in Bonn, Germany, and later as first secretary and head of the Economic Section for the Germany Embassy in Mexico. He later became a deputy consul general in Boston, head of the Economic Section in the German Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, and head of the European Internal Market Affairs Unit of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. He holds a Ph.D. in German history and literature from the University of Tübingen.

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Auburn University hosting symposium on immigration and migration in Alabama Jan. 20-21

AUBURN – Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts will host a two-day public symposium, “Becoming Alabama: Immigration and Migration in a Deep South State,” Jan. 20-21 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The symposium will feature scholars and professionals exploring immigration and migration from Spanish exploration through the 1813 Creek War to the present.

Isabel Wilkerson and Carmen Agra Deedy headline a roster of presenters who will provide historical context for the people who moved into, out of and within Alabama during the last 200 years.

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Auburn symposium to present cross-cultural perspectives on teaching, learning

AUBURN – Auburn University will host a two-day symposium on “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning” on Feb. 19-20 for higher education faculty members across the state and beyond, as well as its own faculty.

In sessions led by international scholars, topics include: managing a multicultural classroom; how culture affects writing; and teaching and learning in higher education in the context of Korean, African American, Hindu, Hispanic, Muslim and Confusian cultural perspectives.

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Women’s Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium featuring experts on ‘Navigating the Challenges in Today’s Economy’

AUBURN –The Women’s Philanthropy Board, in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences, will present its seventh annual Spring Symposium on Monday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. At this year’s symposium on “Navigating the Challenges in Today’s Economy: Preserving Wealth and Pursuing Philanthropy,” business and government leaders will discuss financial and economic issues.

Speakers will include Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general for the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office; David Altig, senior vice president and director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Burt White, managing director of research for LPL Financial; and U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, Leura Canary.

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