Welcome to the Community for Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows Blog


An Online Community for Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows

Each year over 900 students and 300 scholars from over 80 nations participate in the Auburn experience.  This online resource is dedicated to helping visiting scholars connect and share their experiences as they move through their residency at Auburn and beyond. Postdoctoral Scholars Association (PSA) at Auburn University is dedicated in providing resources, information and representation for postdoctoral scholars. PSA aims to connect all the postdocs at AU through the website and social activities. PSA currently has over 40 members.


Farmers Markets

At Auburn University: The 2016 season will run from Thursday, May 12, to Thursday, Aug. 25. Hours are 3 to 6 PM, Ag Heritage Park http://agriculture.auburn.edu/community-industry/the-market-at-ag-heritage-park/ Opelika Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday, 3-6 PM across the street from the Southside Center for the Arts, 1103 Glenn Street


SummerNight Downtown Art Walk and Cookie Walk Parade Friday June 10th

SummerNight Downtown Art Walk and Cookie Walk Parade Friday June 10th Auburn, Ala. – The SummerNight Downtown Art Walk, hosted by the City of Auburn/Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Auburn Arts Association, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Auburn Downtown Merchant Association is almost here! Mark your calendars for Friday, June 10, from 6-10 p.m. and join us for a creative evening in downtown Auburn. SummerNight is a FREE, downtown entertainment district event.   An Artist Marketplace, a Cookie Walk parade, live music, late-night shopping and dining with downtown merchants and children’s activities are...


Art Exhibition at Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center June 3-30

18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Reception Auburn, Ala. – The 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition will be on view at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center through June 30, 2016. On display in the main gallery, works by 32 area artists spanning all mediums except photography will be featured. A reception will be held Friday, June 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center to recognize the artists who submitted works for this show. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information about the 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Reception, please...


Breakfast For Visiting Scholars and Post Doctoral Fellows

You are invited to attend a breakfast to welcome and recognize all the visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows here at Auburn University on March 24th, Thursday. As a scholar/postdoc, you are an important part of the Auburn Family. We want to use the breakfast as an occasion to get to know you better and interact over some ideas about how we can strengthen the visiting scholar/postdoc community and allow you to make the most of your experience here at Auburn University. To register or to find out more about the event, visit the Website


Join us for the Breakfast on November 16th!

Hosted by: Office of International Programs, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Graduate School Date: November 16th, 9:30am – 11:00 am. Guest Speaker: TBA Location: Lobby of Foy Hall adjacent to the OIP Offices Food & drink: Pastries, fruit and beverages will be provided. Note: You may bring one guest. (When you RSVP) Cost: None Send Questions to: Dr. Len Vining (vininlj@auburn.edu) To register or to find out more about the event, visit the website.


Fiddler on the Roof

You are invited to join us for a Broadway-style play entitled, Fiddler on the Roof. This is a Classic musical set as a comedy-drama that has many cross-cultural lessons. The story centers on a father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his religious and cultural traditions as outside cultural influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith. It will make you laugh even as you...


The Auburn Indian Music Ensemble

The Auburn Indian Music Ensemble is a group of students that learns and plays traditional music of the Indian subcontinent. North Indian classical and semi-classical music emphasizes the intricate interplay of melody (Raga) and rhythm (Tala). Students learn several examples of this music in the classes at Auburn, and have performed in annual recitals. Directed by Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury, the Indian Music Ensemble will perform on Monday, April 27, at 6:00 pm in Goodwin Recital Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and support the students. The ensemble is made up of instrumentalists and vocalists performing traditional classical and semi-classical...


International Scholar English Center

The International Scholar English Center (ISEC), a free English language tutoring service for international students, faculty and visiting scholars in all disciplines, conducts individual tutorial sessions by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email Mary Diamond at eslhelp@auburn.edu. ISEC is open Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm.