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What is a Health Promoting University?

By Mike Kensler “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” World Health Organization. One of the most important outcomes of the COVID pandemic across the United States and beyond has been the realization that the health and…
January 29, 2024
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Sustainable, Functional Nanocomposites for Energy Applications

Functional nanocomposites are composed with different combinations from a large selection of nanomaterials, such as nanocarbons, metal oxides/chalcogenides, carbides, phosphides, polymers, etc., which possess superior mechanical, thermal and electrical properties, leading to broad applications in smart structures, chemical sensors, energy storage and nano-electronic devices. However, the high cost and difficulty…
January 12, 2024

Undergraduate Gulf Scholars Program Seeks Student Applications

By Becki Retzlaff  Auburn Gulf Scholars Program, a partnership between Auburn and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, is accepting applications from undergraduates from the social sciences, natural sciences, human sciences, arts, humanities, business, design, and engineering to become Gulf Scholars. Students must be passionate about working in…
November 29, 2023
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Parks for People

By Binita Mahato A stroll through Town Creek Park, Auburn AL in Spring 2023 (credit: author) I vividly remember my parents visiting from India last spring. Every weekend, we would stroll in one of the parks in Auburn. For me, this was an everyday activity. For my parents, however, it…
September 15, 2023

Research: Auburn University’s STARS Assessment

By Randy MartinAs we face a future that hasn’t looked like our past, research will play a key role in helping us chart our course. The work of researchers has already alerted us to our current woes, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Going forward, it is essential that…
September 13, 2023

Sustainability Picnic 2023

By Hannah Schwartz A student holds a snake after grabbing some fresh flowers. Auburn University’s Sustainability Picnic returned this year for another incredible event with locally-sourced food, live music, and countless involvement opportunities. Over 330 students attended and were able to visit with other students as well as resources, clubs,…
September 11, 2023