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Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Auburn University Awarded Traditional Section 6 Funding for Plant Life

Auburn University’s Department of Biological Sciences is the recipient of two grants for the endangered green pitcher plant and a federally threatened species, the white fringeless orchid. Auburn University is one of the first in the entire state of Alabama to receive traditional Section 6 funding for plant life. Learn more about how this team of dedicated professionals is making a difference in our community for upcoming generations.


COSAM Enhances Training for Students at Auburn University

The UMB4AU Foundation raised funding to provide a new training tool for COSAM students, a synthetic cadaver. Find out more about this exciting opportunity for pre-health students at Auburn University


Author Mary Helen Brown Signs Books at Leadership Council Luncheon

Local author Mary Helen Brown taught at Auburn University for 30 years and penned her first novel, Headed for Home. See photos of the author as she made a special appearance signing books at a COSAM’s Leadership Council luncheon.



Understanding the Evolution of Animals: It All Starts with Comb Jellies

In the latest issue of Journey magazine, read about how Dr. Ken Halanych works on “understanding some of the earliest animal lineages” and the “early evolution of animal life on this planet” in his lab. Read the article online.

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