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Billor invited to speak at the 26th Colombian Symposium on Statistics

07/28/2016

Dr. Nedret Billor is invited to be a plenary speaker at the 26th Colombian Symposium on Statistics, to be held at Sincelejo, Colombia, August 8-12, 2016. The Symposium is an event organized by the National University of Colombia gathering local and international experts in the main research areas of Statistics. She will give a one-hour talk and a three-session short course (4.5 hours) on outlier detection and robust statistical methods.

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Trawick named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Southern Power

07/26/2016

John G. Trawick, formerly senior vice president of commercial operations and planning for Southern Company Services, was recently named senior vice president and chief operating officer for subsidiary Southern Power. In this role, Trawick will lead the operations of Southern Power's expanding electric generation fleet, as well as project development and construction and asset optimization.

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Temperature's Rising: Study shows local urban areas can be as much as 18 degrees warmer than surrounding rural locations

07/20/2016

Scientists have long understood the effect large urban areas like New York City or Atlanta have on temperature – these mega cities are warmer than nearby rural locations due to increased energy usage, the enormous presence of heat-absorbing impervious surfaces like concrete, steel and asphalt, and dwindling green spaces. Scientists refer to these heat-producing urban centers as “urban heat islands.” What is less understood is whether smaller urban areas create the same urban heat island effect.

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Recent marine biology graduate teaches ocean conservation in Hawaii

07/20/2016

Jenny Roberts, marine biology ’14, is spending her summer educating a boat of tourists about Hawaiian culture, sea life and ocean conservation. In the winter months, or Humpback Whale season in Alaska and Hawaii, Roberts, who specializes in cetaceans, teaches tourists about Humpback Whale behavior and migration patterns.

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COSAM alumnus leads Juno spacecraft research

07/20/2016

COSAM physics alumnus Phil Valek (B.S. '97, Ph.D. '01) is the lead investigator for the Juno spacecraft JADE instrument, which is a set of sensors charged with detecting the electrons and ions that produce Jupiter’s auroras.

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Q and A with Dr. Kacie Jackson Saulters: the journey from first-generation college student to assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown University

07/20/2016

How did you choose to come to Auburn?

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McDonald awarded a three-year research grant by NSF

07/15/2016

Dr. Jessica McDonald is awarded an NSF three-year research grant of amount $120,000 and the title of her research project is "Structure, Colouring, and Flows in Graphs."

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Dhar’s paper selected as Editor’s Pick for 2015

07/06/2016

Associate Professor Sarit Dhar’s article, “Silicon carbide: A unique platform for metal-oxide-semiconductor physics,” was selected as an Editors’ Pick for 2015 in Applied Physics Reviews. To read the paper, click here. 

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Warner publishes paper on turtle aging, reproduction, and mortality in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

07/06/2016

Daniel Warner, a research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently published a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The title of the paper is, “Decades of field data reveal that turtles senesce in the wild,” and in the publication, Warner and the other authors of the paper explore the effects of aging on a population of approximately 1,000 individual painted turtles in the backwaters of the Mississippi River over a 24-year period. The authors expected turtle reproduction would increase with age as the turtles grew larger, and there would not be an age-dependent increase in mortality. The research findings painted a different picture. To read the paper, click here.

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COSAM 2016 Faculty Staff Campaign department winner is crowned

07/06/2016

Congratulations to the Department of Geosciences for having the most participation in COSAM’s 2016 Faculty Staff Campaign. Representing the Department of Geosciences with 81 percent participation was Team Captain Sheila Arington.

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COSAM’s chemistry graduate program ranked fourth in the nation

07/06/2016

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s graduate school program was listed as the No. 4 program in the country on the 2016 Top Chemistry Graduate Programs rankings that were recently released by GraduatePrograms.com. Each year the website publishes top graduate school rankings, which are compiled based on student and alumni feedback in areas such as quality of instruction, student diversity, campus safety, and earning potential.

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