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Alumni news: Khandaker Zahid (MS 2005) joins Chevron

05/23/2013

Alumni news:  Khandaker Zahid (MS 2005) joins Chevron

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Paper Featured in Phys. Rev. Letters

05/22/2013

Alumni news:  Khandaker Zahid (MS 2005) joins Chevron

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Congratulations to Nur Uddin Md Khaled Chowdhury

05/22/2013

Congratulations to Nur Uddin Md. Khaled Chowdhury for receiving an AAPG grant in aid through SEAPEX, the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society, for his thesis research on the petrofacies and geochronology of Gondwanan sequences in South Asia. Khaled was the only AAPG awardee from the state of Alabama, and he also received a large research grant from GSA in April. Khaled is shown here in the field in Jharia basin in Bihar, India. The rocks are alternating arkosic cross-bedded sandstones and laminated mudrocks of an upper Paleozoic Gondwana sequence.

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SETCA 2013 at Auburn

05/20/2013

Congratulations to Nur Uddin Md. Khaled Chowdhury for receiving an AAPG grant in aid through SEAPEX, the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society, for his thesis research on the petrofacies and geochronology of Gondwanan sequences in South Asia. Khaled was the only AAPG awardee from the state of Alabama, and he also received a large research grant from GSA in April. Khaled is shown here in the field in Jharia basin in Bihar, India. The rocks are alternating arkosic cross-bedded sandstones and laminated mudrocks of an upper Paleozoic Gondwana sequence.

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Dr. Ralph B. Bennett Memorial Endowed Fund for Excellence

05/20/2013

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DMS) received the Dr. Ralph B. Bennett Memorial Endowed Fund for Excellence. The Fund will be used to recognize outstanding DMS graduate students in the form of Dr. Ralph B. Bennett Memorial Graduate Fellowship. The Fund may also be used as an undergraduate scholarship for students majoring in mathematics or statistics according to the Agreement.

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Nicholas Giordano named dean of Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics

05/15/2013

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Following a national search, Purdue University Professor and Head of the Department of Physics Nicholas Giordano has been named dean of the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, effective Aug. 5.

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SWSM Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Caley Allen

05/13/2013

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Following a national search, Purdue University Professor and Head of the Department of Physics Nicholas Giordano has been named dean of the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, effective Aug. 5.

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Behind the predictions at The Weather Channel: student group receives tour

05/09/2013

Students in assistant professor Chandana Mitra's Climatology class in the Department of Geology and Geography visited The Weather Channel in Atlanta in March. The purpose of the trip was to engage students in learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

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Dr. John Dykes makes emergency trip to Panama to save two-day old infant

05/09/2013

Dr. John Dykes, microbiology '05, is conducting a three-year fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Miami Children's Hospital. As a fellow, Dykes rotates through the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Echocardiography, and inpatient and consultation services. When needed, he assists in medical transport and flies with the specialized pediatric paramedic transport team to retrieve high-risk patients. Recently, he even made an emergency trip to Panama to pick up a two-day-old baby who was suffering from a complex congenital heart disease called Transposition of the Great Arteries, a condition where the major vessels leaving the heart are switched, and oxygenated blood cannot get to the baby's systemic circulation. This is the infant-rescue story in Dykes' own words:

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Arboretum honored for sustainability at first annual Spirit of Sustainability Awards

05/09/2013

The Donald E. Davis Arboretum received a Spirit of Sustainability Award from the Auburn University Office of Sustainability. Winners were announced at the first annual Spirit of Sustainability Awards ceremony on April 16. The campus-wide awards program was established to recognize Auburn University students, faculty, staff and alumni that exemplify the Auburn spirit by demonstrating accomplishments promoting sustainability on campus or in the community at large.

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Engleman discusses what to look for in the summer night sky, upcoming celestial events and tips

05/09/2013

Do you want to learn more about the night sky? Nicole Engleman, a graduate student in physics at Auburn who has taught the astronomy lab, suggests two simple things people can do to enhance their sky-watching enjoyment: purchase a pair of binoculars and locate a start chart.

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COSAM opens Biodiversity Learning Center

05/09/2013



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New Summer Course, 'Survey of Multi-modality Molecular Imaging' to be offered.

05/06/2013

Recently university approval was given to offer a 2 hr course for senior undergrads and graduate students called "Survey of Multi-modality Molecular Imaging."  The course is a collaboration between Drs. Peter Panizzi (Pharmacy) Thomas Denny (Au MRI / Electrical Engineering), Ronald Beyers  (Au MRI / Electrical Engineering), Raj Amin (HSOP), Michael Miller (OVPR / COSAM) and Anthony Moss (COSAM). In short, the course is designed to present background, significance, usage and limitations to current imaging modalities, like basic / fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, bioluminescence imaging, x-ray, CT, and MRI.  There are also selected tours of the Auburn's various imaging capabilities / cores / centers, which will be scheduled so that members of the class will meet at that location on the indicated day.  No transportation will be arrange by the lecturers for this purpose. The tentative time for the course is Tuesday / Thursday  1:30-3pm starting out in the HSOP.  

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Geology and Geography Canoe Trip

05/01/2013

Recently university approval was given to offer a 2 hr course for senior undergrads and graduate students called "Survey of Multi-modality Molecular Imaging."  The course is a collaboration between Drs. Peter Panizzi (Pharmacy) Thomas Denny (Au MRI / Electrical Engineering), Ronald Beyers  (Au MRI / Electrical Engineering), Raj Amin (HSOP), Michael Miller (OVPR / COSAM) and Anthony Moss (COSAM). In short, the course is designed to present background, significance, usage and limitations to current imaging modalities, like basic / fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, bioluminescence imaging, x-ray, CT, and MRI.  There are also selected tours of the Auburn's various imaging capabilities / cores / centers, which will be scheduled so that members of the class will meet at that location on the indicated day.  No transportation will be arrange by the lecturers for this purpose. The tentative time for the course is Tuesday / Thursday  1:30-3pm starting out in the HSOP.  

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