Auburn University

Newscast
9:14 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Auburn & NASA Research Agreement, Call for Lethal Injection Transparency

John Mason (L), Auburn Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Patrick Scheuermann (R), director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
Credit Auburn University

Auburn University has entered into a Space Act Agreement with NASA to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing.

The act was signed yesterday by Dr. John Mason, Auburn's vice president for research and economic development, along with Patrick Scheuermann, director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

The agreement will allow Auburn students to engage in NASA's missions and opportunities, investigate and develop technologies and share NASA facilities and technical expertise.

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Newscast
9:38 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Same Sex Adoption Hearing, Conecuh Snake Release

Eastern indigo snake

Mobile County’s probate court will hear arguments today on whether or not same sex couples can adopt children.

Several Alabama counties have already started approving adoptions for gay couples.

Susan Watson is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama. She says if adoptions are approved, it will be one step closer to gaining equality for same sex couples.

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Newscast
9:53 am
Wed June 17, 2015

More Industry at Mobile Aeroplex, Free Clinics in Southeast Alabama

MAAS Aviation hangar in the Netherlands

The Mobile area is winning even more aviation jobs from this week’s Paris Air Show. A German aviation company is expanding its south Alabama operation.

MAAS Aviation says it will build a new facility in Mobile for painting aircraft. The $39 million plan will include the creation of 80 new jobs along Alabama’s gulf coast.

The new MAAS facility will be at the Mobile Aeroplex site near the new Airbus manufacturing plant. Along with painting airplanes, it will repair and overhaul aircraft as well.

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News
4:38 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Former Madison Police officer pleads not guilty, Auburn receives donation, Nature Conservancy

The former police officer who injured an Indian grandfather in February appeared in court today. 

Former Madison police officer Eric Parker entered a not guilty plea in a Huntsville federal court building today.

Parker is accused of using unreasonable force and violating the human rights of 57 year old Sureshbhai Patel. Patel was walking down the street in suburban Madison in February when he was stopped by police officers.

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Newscast
9:13 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Moore blocking same-sex marriage, Urban Farm Camp and climber rescued

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

Same-sex marriage is officially legal in Alabama starting today, but Chief Justice Roy Moore is doing everything he can to stand in its way.

Moore issued a letter last night ordering all state probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He argues that the federal district court’s ruling does not trump state law.

Ben Cooper is the chairman of Equality Alabama, a volunteer organization defending LGBTQ rights in Alabama. We spoke with Cooper before the law took effect, and he said some of these challenges were expected.

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Uber-South
4:57 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Rideshare Company Comes To Ala. College Towns

The car-hailing service Uber announced it will bring service to 22 college towns, including Tuscaloosa.
Credit Uber

The car-hailing service Uber is hoping students around the country, including those at some of the South's largest universities, will make the mobile app part of college life this fall.

The company announced Thursday that it will bring service to 22 college towns, including Tuscaloosa and Auburn - home to the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

The app lets users see a map of nearby drivers using personal vehicles or upgraded black cars and SUVs, get an estimated time of arrival and cost and order a ride. It's all designed to compete with traditional taxis.

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Alabama State-Grant
4:26 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

ASU Using Grant To Form Data Analytics Program

Alabama State University officials say they're planning to use a National Science Foundation grant to establish a data analytics lab.
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Alabama State University officials say they're planning to use a National Science Foundation grant to establish a data analytics lab.

University officials said in a release Monday that the school will use the $399,000 grant to focus on "big data," a term that's increasingly used to describe a volume of data so large and complex that it's difficult to interpret using standard database and software techniques.

Officials say the university will partner with Auburn University on a research project aimed at infusing data analytics in mathematics and statistics courses.

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Science & Health
6:28 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Auburn University Upgrades Aviation Program

Bill Hutto, Auburn University Airport director, speaks to members of the media on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Auburn Regional Airport about the planned creation of a new Auburn University Aviation Center.
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Auburn University officials say upgrades to the school's aviation program will focus on research and supporting the aerospace and aviation industries.

School officials on Tuesday said a new aviation center will oversee Auburn's flight school and work with the Harbert School of Business on professional flight management and aviation management programs.

School officials say they're hoping the upgraded aviation program will support economic development in Alabama. The center will be housed at the Auburn University Regional Airport.

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Arts & Life
6:36 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Auburn University War Eagle Dies at 34

Tiger (War Eagle VI)
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Auburn University officials say an eagle that once soared over home football games has died at age 34.

University officials said in a statement that Tiger — known as War Eagle VI — underwent surgery for a cataract in her left eye Tuesday and veterinarians determined more operations were necessary. Dr. James Bellah, director of the Southeastern Raptor Center said she risked complete vision loss without additional surgery. Bellah says the bird appeared to be recovering after surgery but died overnight.

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Anti-Speaker Ad
4:15 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Auburn Sports Contract Focus Of Hubbard Race

Auburn University's former lobbyist appears in the television spot accusing Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard of getting confidential information to win the college's broadcasting contract more than a decade ago.
Credit mikehubbard.com

A decade-old old broadcasting contract at Auburn University is taking center stage in a new campaign ad.

Auburn University's former lobbyist appears in the television spot accusing Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard of getting confidential information to win the college's broadcasting contract more than a decade ago.

Lobbyist Buddy Mitchell says he gave Hubbard copies of the proposals to broadcast Auburn sporting events. Mitchell says that enabled Hubbard to undercut his competitors and win the 2002 contract.

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National Security Board
3:58 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Ala. Military Counsel To Serve On Nonprofit Board

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr has been named to the advisory board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
Credit U.S. Army / Wikipedia

Auburn University officials say the school's senior counsel for national security, cyber programs and military affairs has been named to the advisory board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

In a release Monday, officials said retired Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr. will serve a one-year term in the position. INSA officials say the organization is a nonprofit working to develop solutions to the country's national security issues.

The group's more than 1,000 members include current and former intelligence, military and government agency officials.

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Auburn University
7:57 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Auburn Trustees Approve Budget of $1.054 Billion

Auburn University's Board of Trustees approved a 2014 budget of $1.054 billion.
Auburn University

The Auburn University Board of Trustees has approved a 2014 budget of $1.054 billion.

   The Opelika-Auburn News reports (http://bit.ly/15xghAz) that the board approved the budget at its regular meeting on Friday.

   The budget is broken up into three parts: Auburn's main campus, Auburn University at Montgomery, the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

   Auburn University's main campus receives the bulk of the budget, with 80.7 percent or $851 million.

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Auburn University-Cyber Operations
4:38 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Auburn Named Cyber Operations Center Of Excellence

The National Security Agency has designated Auburn University and three other schools as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.
Credit Auburn University

The National Security Agency has designated Auburn University and three other schools as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. The others are Carnegie Mellon University; Mississippi State University; and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Auburn officials say the program, which now has a total of eight schools, is designed to cultivate more cyber professionals in an ever-changing global environment.

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Power outage Auburn University
7:34 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Power Restored on Auburn Campus After Outage

Auburn University officials say power is restored after an outage left parts of the university in the dark.
Auburn University

A power outage left parts of the Auburn University campus in the dark before electrical service was restored.

   Many buildings on campus went dark around 1 p.m. Tuesday, but the lights were back on about 45 minutes later.

   University spokesman Mike Clardy says it's not clear what caused the problem.

   Employees were working in the dark at the football building during the outage, and students posted comments on social media about other buildings being without power.

Auburn Football
8:12 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Auburn Switching to New Ticket System on Saturday

Auburn University is using a new football ticketing system this season. Officials hope scanners will speed up entry for fans and reduce the problem of counterfeiting.
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Auburn is switching to a new type of football ticketing system that officials hope will speed up entry for fans and reduce the problem of counterfeiting.

   Workers at Jordan-Hare Stadium will now have scanners to check the bar codes on tickets.

   It's the first time the system has been used for home football games at Auburn, but it's been used previously for baseball and basketball games.

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