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Rural Medicine Program students receive white coats, begin Auburn University studies

08/31/2016

The 2016 entering class of the Rural Medicine Program were awarded their first clinical white coats as part of an initiation ceremony at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. William Earl Bobo

08/31/2016

Dr. William Earl Bobo, molecular biology ’92, is a radiation oncologist at the Southeast Radiation Oncology Group in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Biologists take to Twitter to advocate for snakes

08/31/2016

A team of experts organized by David Steen, biological sciences faculty member in the College of Sciences and Mathematics and researcher with the Auburn University Museum of Natural History’s Alabama Natural Heritage Program, and Blue Aster Studio, a design firm in Bloomington, Indiana, will answer questions about snakes during a special #SnakeTownHall event on Twitter on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 6-8 p.m. CDT.

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King co-authors textbook

08/31/2016

David King, professor in the Department of Geosciences, along with Harold Levin, of Washington University, have co-authored a new edition of the widely-used geology textbook, “The Earth Through Time.”

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Goodwin awarded NSF Grant

08/24/2016

Doug Goodwin, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded an NSF Grant of over $500,000 for his research, "Conduits and Control of KatG Intramolecular Electron Transfer: Formation and Operation of a Novel Cofactor." 

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NSF provides grant to Drs. Overtoun Jenda and Pete Johnson for REU Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

08/24/2016

Tthe National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $287,697 over a three-year period effective May 1, 2016, to Drs. Overtoun Jenda (Principal Investigator) and Pete Johnson (Co-Principal Investigator) for the purpose of conducting Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Algebra and Discrete Mathematics during the summers. This program is a continuation of successful REU programs conducted by the Drs. Jenda and Johnson at Auburn in prior years.

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Rodger reappointed as Don Logan Endowed Chair of Mathematics

08/24/2016

Chris Rodger, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been reappointed as the Don Logan Endowed Chair of Mathematics. Rodger is the recipient of a wide range of awards and accolades, including: the 2006 Scharnagel Professorship; the 2008 Auburn University Outreach Award; and the Hall Medal, given by the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications.

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John Drummond, a COSAM alumnus and physician, reflects on the 1996 Olympics working with the Infection Control Committee

08/17/2016

Dr. John Drummond, a COSAM alumnus, has been an infectious diseases physician in Atlanta for nearly 40 years. He was on the front lines when the AIDS virus was first encountered and below he reflects on the differences and similarities with AIDS and Zika, and his work with the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

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COSAM welcomes new faculty and staff

08/16/2016

Quality faculty and staff allow the college to build upon the already-stellar reputation and strengths of a COSAM education. Our faculty and staff offer the intellectual capital upon which strong programs, innovative research, and student success are built. As we embark on a new academic year, the college would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of the COSAM family.

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Auburn University professor combating red tides through NSF CAREER Award

08/15/2016

AUBURN, Alabama -- Auburn University is familiar with battling against a red tide, but this time the foe is coastal red tides that have a significant negative impact on the environment and economy.

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Join us for 2016 COSAM Tailgates

08/03/2016

Join the College of Sciences and Mathematics for food, family, fun and entertainment at our annual tailgates! Tailgates will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 (vs. Texas A&M), and Saturday, Oct. 1 (vs. University of Louisiana at Monroe). Tailgates are located on the west side of the Sciences Center Classrooms building in the grassy area behind Parker Hall. All tailgates begin three hours before kickoff and last two hours. The events are free to COSAM alumni and friends. Register now at this link. For more information, contact Leisa Coleman at leisacoleman@auburn.edu or 334-844-7780.

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New program for incoming freshmen aims to assist with fundamental mathematics concepts and the college transition

08/03/2016

Auburn University is offering a new program, Plainsmen’s Prep: A Bridge to Calculus, from Aug. 4 - 12, which is designed to give approximately 70 incoming freshmen an exclusive opportunity to review pre-calculus and calculus topics needed to be successful in their college courses. Sponsored by Auburn University’s Office of Academic Support and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Plainsmen’s Prep: A Bridge to Calculus is also designed to acclimate students to the rigors of the Auburn University environment. Students will interact with Auburn faculty, staff and undergraduate students to help aid in their transition and give them at head start to their success at Auburn.

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

08/03/2016

John Trawick, applied mathematics ’90, has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company.

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Tree Gene Conservation Partnership

08/02/2016

Auburn University's Davis Arboretum joins the national conservation efforts of the American Public Gardens Association who is partnering with the United States Forestry Service’s Forest Health Protection to establish living gene banks of US  threatened tree species, by collecting seed from across its native range to capture broad genetic diversity then distributing propagules to public gardens for safeguarding in ex situ collections. Efforts focus on taxa native to US forests which cannot be conserved through traditional seedbanking methods. Launched in 2015, the Partnership funded four pilot projects leveraging established curatorial groups of the Plant Collections Network. 

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