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COSAM student, granddaughter of COSAM supporter, helps capture Auburn Oak arsonist

09/29/2016

Herron Taylor, junior in biomedical sciences, has received praise from Auburn fans across the nation for helping to capture the man accused of setting fire to one of the Auburn Oaks following the Auburn vs. LSU football game on Sept. 24.

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Stolzenburg lecture available to watch online

09/28/2016

Last week, author William Stolzenburg gave a presentation on his book, “Heart of a Lion.” The presentation is now available online at this link: https://youtu.be/0Ab5My-7tQM. Stolzenburg is a 2010 Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellow, has written hundreds of magazine articles about the science and spirit of saving wild creatures, and is also the author of the books “Rat Island” and “Where the Wild Things Were.”

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Auburn University researcher links collapse of Maya civilization with lack of hurricanes, reveals benefits of cyclones

09/28/2016

More than a millennium ago, in what is now southern Mexico and northern Central America, the ancient Mayan empire stretched across an area the size of Texas.

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Lori Bell selected as a Spirit of Excellence Award winner

09/21/2016

More than a millennium ago, in what is now southern Mexico and northern Central America, the ancient Mayan empire stretched across an area the size of Texas.

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NSF grants $298,424 to project NSF INCLUDES with Drs. Overtoun Jenda (PI) and Ash Abebe (Co-PI) as team members of Auburn University, the lead institution.

09/16/2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $298,424 to the collaborative research project NSF INCLUDES: South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM (SEAPD-STEM)" effective October 1, 2016. The pilot project has 21 colleges and universities in the Southeast with Auburn as the lead institution. The Auburn team includes our colleagues Drs. Overtoun Jenda (PI and Project Director) and Ash Abebe (Co-Principal Investigator), and other Auburn Co-Principal Investigators: Caroline Dunn (Special Ed, Rehabilitation and Counseling), Daniela Marghitu (AU Computer Science and Software Engineering), and Alan Wilson (School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences).

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Auburn University among first-time recipients of National Science Foundation’s new INCLUDES program awards

09/14/2016

The National Science Foundation, or NSF, issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, and among the award recipients is Auburn University’s Overtoun Jenda, assistant provost for special projects and initiatives and professor of mathematics. Jenda received $298,424 for his project titled, “South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM.”

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COSAM alumnus named president of Birmingham Rotary Club

09/14/2016

Fred McCallum, chemistry ’79, has been named president of the Birmingham Rotary Club. 

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Drs. Zhang and Y. Cao receive NSF grant

09/14/2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $38,913 to our affiliate faculty Dr. Guannan Zhang (Principal Investigator) and our colleague Dr. Yanzhao Cao (Co-Principal Investigator). Their 3-year collaborative research project "Mathematical Methods for Optimal Polynomial Recovery of High-Dimensional Systems from Sparse and Noisy Data" will start on September 15, 2016. Their project will be centered around the interdisciplinary training of graduate students in computational data science and engineering. The results obtained will be disseminated through journal articles, conference talks, and a collaborative website.

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Schneller to give Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture Sept. 28

09/14/2016

Stewart Schneller, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will give Auburn University's 2016-17 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. in 134 Chemistry Building.

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Browns donate $2 million to COSAM to set up the Rosemary Kopel Brown Chair in Mathematics

09/09/2016

Auburn alums John and Rosemary Brown donate $2 million to COSAM to set up the Rosemary Kopel Brown Endowed Eminent Scholar Chair in Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. A search committee has been formed for this new position. The goal of the inaugural appointment is to recruit a new eminent faculty member in one of the foundational areas of mathematics to Auburn University. 

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Govil signs book contract with Elsevier

09/06/2016

Dr. Narendra Govil has signed a book contract with Elsevier. The title of the book is Bernstein Type Inequalities for Polynomials and Rational Functions and will be authored jointly with Drs. Robert B. Gardner and Ram N. Mohapatra. The book will be published in Elsevier's Academic Press imprint and will likely appear in 2017.

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