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May 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Auburn University Chefs to the Rescue

UPDATE: via Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau
Word is that Auburn University Chefs to the Rescue raised more than $50,000 last night for the tornado victims?? Congrats on a fun and successful event!…






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Added by Auburn Family on May 25, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Auburn researcher finds genetic link between obesity and Alzheimer's diseas

An Auburn University researcher has discovered a genetic link between obesity and Alzheimer's disease, which could be the first step in curing the memory-debilitating illness that affects millions of individuals, especially the elderly





Marie Wooten, associate dean for research and professor of biological sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, found that if a certain protein molecule, called p62, is absent from the brain in mice, they are much… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on May 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Exhibit of historic English Bibles on display at Auburn University’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library

AUBURN - To mark the 400th anniversary of the first publication of the King James translation of the Bible, Auburn University  Libraries' Special Collections and Archives Department is hosting a special exhibit of some of the rare and historic Bibles that it holds in its collection. The exhibit is open to the public through Nov. 30.

The exhibit covers the…

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Added by Auburn Family on May 23, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Auburn's EcoDogs sniffing out endangered species

These dogs seek out animals in the woods, but they aren't your typical hunting dogs. They have been trained to find endangered species so Auburn University researchers can document the location and number of the rare animals.



The question is, how do you put dogs on the trail of unusual, elusive critters that few humans have seen? The dogs aren't looking for animals per se, but are trained to find where the animals have been, that is, by finding… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on May 19, 2011 at 7:40am — No Comments

Auburn Students Create Digital Resumes and Portfolios

Graduation was today and about half of these students said goodbye to Auburn. The others will graduate at the end of this coming semester, or in the Fall.



Students in the Department of Communication and Journalism create digital resumes as part of their coursework. These sites serve not only as a resume,…

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Added by R. D. French on May 9, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Richard Marcinko :: Auburn Alum's Role in Osama Bin Laden's Demise

Richard Marcinko's Creation Takes Down Bin Laden

Auburn Alum Created Seal Team 6…

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Added by Auburn Family on May 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Spanish: Not Just Another Degree

As students come from high school to college and are thinking about what major they should choose many have a hard time choosing.  I myself have changed majors three times, (which I do not recommend for anyone) and have chosen a degree in communication.  I have been around many people that think you have to get a business degree or engineering degree to be able to get a job out of college.  This is not true.

I have a few close friends who had trouble picking a major also but decided…

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Added by Chad Wilkinson on May 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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