AUBURN – Auburn University dedicated the Max Adams Morris ROTC Drill Field and historic marker today at the Nichols Center on campus.
The new field is located in front of Nichols Center; the marker was placed near the building, as close as possible to the old Max Morris Field, which was located on the current site of the Village Residence Halls and adjacent parking lot.
Morris was a 1942 graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute, or API, where he was an honor military student and a varsity football player. As a student, he received the Carnegie Medal for Heroism after he suffered severe burns rescuing Wayne Nelson Jr. and attempting to rescue H. Daughtry Perritt from electric shock at ROTC summer training camp at Ft. Benning, Ga., in 1941. Another cadet, Donald Kelly, saved Morris.
AUBURN – Construction will begin soon on a $28.8 million science center designed to foster multidisciplinary research collaborations across the Auburn University campus that will generate new knowledge and technology to benefit Alabama.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the 84,000-square-foot Auburn University Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce, or CASIC, were held Friday, Nov. 18, at the Auburn Technology Park. The CASIC building is being funded by a $14.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and matching dollars supplied by the state of Alabama along with support from Auburn University and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.
The new center will feature 20 laboratories as well as shared support spaces and specialized equipment areas for scientific research in bioenergy, water quality, food safety, genomics, information science and ecosystem health. Researchers from Auburn’s colleges of Agriculture; Engineering; Sciences and Mathematics; and Architecture, Design and Construction; and its School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will be housed in the facility.
AUBURN – Starting next week, student pharmacists from Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy will hold a series of community outreach activities locally and in Mobile to raise awareness about the health consequences of poor medication adherence, or not taking medication as directed. All events are free and open to the public.
Auburn University student pharmacists in Mobile and on the main campus are joining with students across the country in conducting activities throughout October, as part of a national effort to educate consumers on the importance of medication adherence.
AUBURN – Auburn University recently held its sixth annual Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence Ceremony at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The awards presented at the ceremony are the highest honors the university gives to faculty and this year honored the outstanding academic achievements of 20 faculty members. (Photos and videos of the event can be found here).
Auburn University Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy Boosinger hosted the event and Bob Howell, WSFA-12 evening anchor, was master of ceremonies. Dale Coleman, associate professor of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture, gave the invocation. Sarah Newton, Auburn University Board of Trustees member, gave congratulations and special remarks.
AUBURN – The National Science Foundation has awarded Auburn University a $3 million, five-year grant to instruct doctoral students in the sustainable production of biofuels and chemicals. The grant, an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, or IGERT, is the first awarded at Auburn.
The collaborative project, “IGERT: Integrated Biorefining for Sustainable Production of Fuels and Chemicals,” is led by Mario Eden, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Auburn.
“Exploring bioenergy is integral to Auburn’s strategic plan and the university is uniquely suited to lead this effort because of its established track record and expertise in biorefining research and education,” said Eden, the Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan associate professor in Auburn’s Department of Chemical Engineering. “Auburn researchers are advancing the technologies that enable production of fuels and chemicals from a wide range of bioresource feedstocks.”
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Office of University Outreach will kick off the new school year with an event to launch the 2011 College Prep Initiative, celebrating the partnership between Auburn University and Loachapoka schools, on Monday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Loachapoka High School. There will be an opening reception followed by welcome remarks at 6 p.m.
The event will provide an opportunity for students and families in the community to learn about and sign up for numerous educational programs offered by Auburn University. The College Prep Initiative is in its second year and was established to engage students and inspire them to attain postsecondary education. The goal of the initiative is to have a majority of the graduating class accepted into a college or university.