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Celebrate Valentine's Day as we plant new oaks!
Office of Communications & Marketing

The Auburn Family is invited back to campus on Feb. 14 to be a part of history as we plant two new live oaks at Toomer's Corner. Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and continue through the morning. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open early for business, and Auburn's baseball, softball, and equestrian teams will all be in action during the afternoon. Make plans to visit the Plains and spend Valentine's weekend, Auburn style!


Bomb-sniffing dogs that hunt off-leash and the future of K9s
New York Post

How do you build a combat dog?

From the woods abutting an open field in a remote part of North Carolina, a man emerges. He is burly and bulky, at least 6 feet tall, making threatening moves. He is clearly a threat.

He moves to the center of the clearing and within seconds is neutralized by Garfie, a Labrador retriever who leaps up and clamps down on the man’s right arm. The man struggles to shake Garfie off, thrashing his arm and entire body to no avail. Garfie has his man.


Pharmacy faculty, engineering student find common ground in research collaboration
The Newsroom

Rusty Arnold, an associate professor in Auburn's Harrison School of Pharmacy, believes in academic units working together and crossing departmental lines to further research.

That collaboration does not stop at the faculty level as Arnold, a recipient of the President's Collaborative Units Award, also benefits from the work of undergraduate students such as chemical engineering major Christy Pickering.

Pickering, a senior from Hazel Green, Alabama, was recently awarded a $5,000 Gateway to Research Scholarship from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for her work in Arnold's lab, called "Development and Application of Gold‐Lipidic Nanocomposites to Enhance Chemotherapeutic Delivery and Release." She was one of seven recipients nationally.



Last Updated: Feb. 2, 2015

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