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Patkowski awarded professional improvement leave

02/09/2017

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Easley selected to RSC Editorial Board

02/28/2017

Christopher J. Easley, the Knowles Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry in COSAM, has been selected to serve as an Associate Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journal, Analytical Methods.  In January of 2017, he visited Cambridge, UK for the annual Editorial Board meeting, and he will begin his 3-year term on the board in late February of 2017.  More details about Analytical Methods and the Editorial Board can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/about-journals/analytical-methods/editorial-board-members/.   In the photo, Dr. Easley is shown standing in front of King's College, which is within the University of Cambridge system, during his visit in January.

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Kallenberg invited to deliver a plenary lecture at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) in 2018

02/27/2017

Dr. Olav Kallenberg is invited to deliver a plenary lecture at The 40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications (SPA 2018) which will be held from June 11-15, 2018, at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a large international conference sponsored by the main societies in stochastics. For more information, see http://imstat.org/meetings/submissions/2018/06/11/1469558164234.html

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Zalik invited to deliver a plenary talk at University of Delhi, Delhi, India

02/27/2017

Dr. Richard Zalik is invited to deliver a plenary talk at The Third International Workshop on Wavelets, Frames and Applications, to be held from December 14-20, 2017.  The conference is organized by the Department of Mathematics, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Connie Faro, biomedical sciences ’95

02/16/2017

Connie Faro is an OB/GYN at the Women’s Hospital of Texas. Faro works alongside her uncle and cousin, delivering more than 200 babies each year. She was recently featured on The Today Show’s series, “24 Hours With…” where a camera followed her for a full day. 

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Auburn University’s Museum of Natural History and Red Clay Brewery partner to conserve Alabama wildlife

02/16/2017

“Drink Beer! Save a Species!” is the new mantra of the College of Sciences and Mathematics’ Alabama Natural Heritage Program, which has teamed up with Red Clay Brewery in Opelika to conserve native Alabama wildlife. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 23, one dollar of each pint sold of a new brew, Drymarchon Berliner Weisse, will benefit conservation efforts of COSAM scientists who are working to reintroduce the Eastern Indigo snake to the Alabama landscape.

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COSAM professor studies lifelong effects of stressors during development through $1 million NSF CAREER Award

02/16/2017

Haruka Wada, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is scientifically proving the old adage, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

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The drive to strive: COSAM to host regional, state Science Olympiad

02/02/2017

The College of Sciences and Mathematics’ Office of Outreach has long hosted regional Science Olympiad competitions for K-12 students. This year, for the first time, the COSAM Office of Outreach will host the middle and high school state competitions.

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Hansford receives Andalusia High School’s Outstanding Graduate Award

02/02/2017

Dr. William “Bill” Hansford, pre-med ’64, has received Andalusia High School’s Outstanding Graduate Award, an honor given to graduates whose personal lives, professional accomplishments, and community service exemplify the ideals of Andalusia High School.

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COSAM students study abroad in Swaziland, South Africa

02/02/2017

Michael Wooten and Christine Sundermann of the Department of Biological Sciences, and Leslie Cordie of the College of Education, led a hands-on study abroad experience in Swaziland, South Africa. Seven Auburn students from a variety of majors, including plant pathology, pre-vet and pre-med, spent 18 days camping while doing fieldwork across Swaziland and experiencing different cultures. The Department of Biological Sciences provided support for two undergraduates from the University of Swaziland to attend the course, allowing an opportunity for cross-cultural learning. To watch a video documenting the trip, click here.  Photo courtesy of Adam Brasher

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DePriest creates professorship in honor of special mentor

02/02/2017

Paul DePriest, mathematics '75, has established a professorship through an estate gift in honor of his former instructor, Jack Rogers.

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COSAM benefactor publishes new book

02/02/2017

Longtime COSAM supporter and Dean’s Leadership Council member Dr. T. Lee Baumann, has published a book, “The Drug-Free Restless Legs Syndrome Handbook.”

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