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Auburn University scientist presents research findings at Board of Trustees meeting

AUBURN – An Auburn University scientist is among a small group of international experts who are taking infrared imaging technologies and turning them into a fast, easy and effective method to control the spread of flu, SARS and other viruses.

David Pascoe, a College of Education professor who has researched thermal physiology for 20 years, today presented to university trustees a camera-like device that takes a snapshot of a person’s skin temperature. The image reveals if that individual has a fever and can be used by public safety officials in pandemic screening, such as determining if an airline passenger will pose a health risk to other travelers. In a demonstration to the Auburn Board, Pascoe showed skin temperature maps of a healthy individual and one carrying a virus.
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Auburn University officials dedicate Miller Writing Center

AUBURN – Auburn University officials dedicated the John C. H. Miller Jr. Writing Center Sept. 24 in the Governor’s Room at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

Speakers included Jay Gogue, Auburn University president; Sarah Newton, Board of Trustees president pro tempore; Margaret Marshall, newly named director of university writing; Sharon Roberts, co-chair of the Writing Initiative Task Force; and Matt Klauza, assistant to the center director and a Ph.D. candidate in English.

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Roberts nominated for Auburn Board of Trustees

AUBURN – Ben Tom “B.T.” Roberts of Mobile was nominated today to complete the term of the late John C.H. “Jack” Miller Jr. on the Auburn University Board of Trustees.

If confirmed by the Alabama Senate, Roberts will represent Choctaw, Clarke, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox counties on the Auburn Board through May 10, 2012. Roberts was selected for the position in a unanimous vote by the Auburn University Trustee Selection Committee, which includes Gov. Bob Riley, two members of the Auburn Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and two Auburn trustees.

Roberts is president of Roberts Brothers Commercial and Property Management Inc. in Mobile. He graduated from Auburn in 1972 with a degree in industrial management and has been active in Auburn alumni and development activities for many years.

Contacts: Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu), or
Brian Keeter, (334) 844-4650, (bkeeter@auburn.edu)

Applications encouraged for Auburn University District 1 Board of Trustees position

AUBURN – Applications are now being accepted for a position on the Auburn University Board of Trustees representing the district that includes Choctaw, Clarke, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox counties.

The District 1 vacancy was created by the recent passing of John C. H. “Jack” Miller Jr. of Mobile, an Auburn trustee since 2000. The new trustee will complete the remainder of Miller’s term, which expires May 10, 2012.

Applicants must be a resident of the open district and less than 70 years-of-age when appointed to the Auburn Board. Gov. Bob Riley is encouraging interested individuals who meet the residency requirements to apply by the Sept. 8 deadline.

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Sarah Newton elected president pro tempore of Auburn University Board of Trustees

AUBURN – Sarah Newton, principal of Fayette Elementary School, has been elected to serve as president pro tempore of the Auburn University Board of Trustees for the 2009 -10 academic year. Newton, an Auburn trustee since 2004, was unanimously chosen by other members of the Board.

Newton has worked as a teacher and administrator in elementary education since receiving a bachelor of science degree in that field from Auburn in 1974. She replaces Paul Spina of Pelham, whose term on the Board expires in September. The president pro tempore leads Auburn’s governing body in the absence of Governor Bob Riley, who is an ex-officio member and president of the Board as stated in the Alabama State Constitution.

Newton and her husband, Bill, who is also an Auburn graduate, are the parents of three sons.

Contact: Deedie Dowdle, (334) 844-9999 (dowdldk@auburn.edu), or
Neali Vann, (334) 844-9999 (vanncor@auburn.edu)

Governor Riley Encouraging Applications for Auburn University Trustee Position

AUBURN – The Auburn University Board of Trustees will soon have a vacancy, and Governor Bob Riley is encouraging interested individuals who meet the residency requirements to apply.  Applications for the Auburn University District 6 Trustee position are due on Monday, August 10, 2009.

The open position is for a trustee representing District 6, which includes Bibb, Chilton, Greene, Hale, Perry, Shelby, Sumter and Tuscaloosa Counties.  Applicants must be a resident of one of those counties and less than 70 years of age when appointed to the Auburn Board.  The District 6 position is currently occupied by Paul Spina of Pelham, an Auburn trustee since 1995.

In a letter addressed to members of the Auburn family, Riley said trustee candidates should be “leaders who are forward-looking, service-oriented and dedicated to furthering Auburn’s instruction, research and extension missions.”

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