AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Award-winning food author and biochemist Shirley Corriher will be among the speakers highlighting Auburn University’s 2014 Research Week April 14-17, an event that showcases top faculty and student research and creative scholarship. The week’s focus will be on food systems, safety and security, but also will feature many other disciplines.
Corriher’s keynote address, “The Secret Life of Food,” and reception will be held Wednesday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. She is a consultant on the television show, Good Eats, and her books, “BakeWise” and “CookWise,” each won the James Beard Award, one of the top awards for food and beverage professionals in North America. Her publications have received high acclaim from Real Simple and Cooking Light magazines as well.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will have a new residency in veterinary reproductive medicine for companion animals funded through a charitable gift from the American Kennel Club and the Theriogenology Foundation.
Auburn is one of three veterinary medical programs in the U.S. – and the only one in the South – to receive funding, which will enhance Auburn’s national reputation in theriogenology, or reproductive medicine, in both large and small animal medicine. The other recipients are the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California Davis.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Michael Wooten, a professor in the College of Sciences and Mathematics Department of Biological Sciences, has been named Auburn University’s Presidential Administrative Fellow for 2014.
The fellowship program is designed to help individual faculty members gain senior administrative experience while applying their academic expertise to issues and programs that impact a broad segment of the university community.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Bob Humphreys, chairman, CEO and president of Delta Apparel Inc., will give an address on “The Global Apparel Industry – Challenges for U.S. Companies” at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, in Ballroom A of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The talk is free and open to the public.
Humphreys is being invited to campus Feb. 20-21 as the spring 2014 Department of Consumer and Design Sciences executive-in-residence. He is scheduled to visit with administrators in the College of Human Sciences, faculty and graduate students in the department, and undergraduate students studying apparel merchandising, design and production management.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts continues its 2013-2014 season with the smash Broadway hit “9 to 5: The Musical” directed by Chase Bringardner, opening Feb. 20, on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre and running through March 2.
The production marks an important milestone for theatre on the Auburn campus. In 1913, the first stage company, Auburn Footlights, formed as a student organization and following World War I, penned the name Auburn Players. To mark the centennial, AU Players, with the support of the College of Liberal Arts will host an alumni and friends reunion around the production of “9-to-5: The Musical” the weekend of Feb. 28 through March 2.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An upcoming conference in Prattville will provide expert tips and guidance for current and prospective entrepreneurs in all aspects of the food business.
The second annual Food Entrepreneur Conference, Feb. 27-28 at the Prattville Marriott, is coordinated by the Auburn University Food Systems Institute and will include experts from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Auburn Fisheries Business Institute and the Small Business Development Center speaking on topics ranging from writing a business plan and finding financing to product marketing and navigating a maze of regulations.