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Auburn University helps launch inaugural European University Hunger Summit in Rome, Italy

AUBURN – Students and faculty from Auburn University will spearhead the inaugural European University Hunger Summit in Rome, Italy, April 23-24. The theme for the two-day event is “Universities Fighting World Hunger: New Directions for Students around the Globe.”

Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University, and June Henton, dean of Auburn’s College of Human Sciences, will participate in the opening ceremonies.

Students and representatives of organizations from around the globe will participate in the conference and will come from Belarus, Thailand, Ghana, Albania, Switzerland, Kenya, Gambia and Nepal, as well as the United States and Italy.

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Auburn University hosting fourth annual University Hunger Summit

AUBURN – Auburn University, on behalf of Universities Fighting World Hunger, will host the fourth annual University Hunger Summit at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Feb. 27-March 1.

Partnered with the United Nation’s World Food Programme, Universities Fighting World Hunger is a coalition of more than 80 higher education institutions around the globe committed to implementing short-term grassroots approaches and long-term academic solutions to ending hunger.

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Auburn University students to lead 60-mile march to Montgomery for hunger awareness

AUBURN – On Oct. 17, a group of Auburn students and other concerned citizens will embark on a 60-mile Hunger March from the Auburn University campus to the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery to raise awareness about the issue of world hunger.

Marchers will set out from the Auburn University Medical Clinic on Friday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. and travel southeast on College Street until it becomes U.S. 29. They will continue on to Ala. 81 North and conclude the first day, and 20 miles, in Tuskegee. On day two, Oct. 18, a 30-mile walk will follow U.S. 80 and finish in the Mt. Meigs area. On Sunday, Oct. 19, the final 10 miles will take the marchers to the steps of the capitol where they will arrive at about noon.

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