POSTED: 2:24 PM, October 16, 2014

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

The Voting Rights Act:  Race, Law and the Future of our Elections

Drs. Brown and Hale will discuss the changing national landscape in elections administration as it pertains to race and ethnicity, including voter ID, language assistance for non-native English speakers, and other access issues.

Reception and conversation will follow the presentation.

Dr. Mitchell Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science researching the empowerment of marginalized groups in America and abroad. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on this topic and is an instructor in the Certified Election & Voter Registration Administrators program.

Dr. Kathleen Hale is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. She is an award-winning author, the Director of the Auburn University MPA program, a board member of the Election Center, a member of the Professional Education Certification Board of the Election Center, and a regular instructor in the Certified Election & Voter Registration Administrators program.

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 23 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Sponsored by:  Africana Studies Professional Affiliates and the Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 2:17 PM, October 16, 2014

Musings on the Cybersecurity Market

A lecture by Mark Sparkman of the RAND Corporation

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics.

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POSTED: 2:14 PM, October 16, 2014

Civil War Lecture Series

The Unfinished Revolution and Twenty-First Century America:  Commemorating Reconstruction's Sesquicentennial

Dr. Keith S. Hebert, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 22 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor. Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  The Department of History and the Auburn University Libraries

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POSTED: 2:52 PM, October 9, 2014

Civil War Lecture Series

The Civil War Centennial and the Sesquicentennial

Dr. Kenneth W. Noe

Alumni Professor and Draughon Professor of Southern History, Department of History, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 15 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  The Department of History and Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 2:49 PM, October 9, 2014

The Library will be overrun!

Humans versus Zombies

Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m.

Registration at the Parking Deck entrance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Game briefing starts promptly at 8 p.m.

You must have your Auburn University student I.D. to register!

 

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POSTED: 2:41 PM, October 9, 2014

Beyond Suffering and Suffrage:  The Past, Present and Future of International Civil and Human Rights

A DVD program distributed by the Alabama Department of Education and sponsored by Regions Bank. The program presents an esteemed panel of participants who recount memories of the day; the struggle; and how Alabama, the U.S., and the world were impacted by the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham on September 15, 1963. The forum was part of the city of Birmingham’s commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement. Led by Dr. Condoleezza Rice, a Birmingham native and former U.S. Secretary of State, and moderated by CBS This Morning co-anchor and O Magazine editor-at large Gayle King, the result was a candid and provocative discussion.

The DVD and accompanying study guide are located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library in the Media and Digital Resource Lab under call number E 185.61 .C5855 2013.

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POSTED: 2:37 PM, October 9, 2014

By David Michaelson and Don W. Stacks,  and published by Business Expert Press in 2014, this volume is available in electronic format.

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POSTED: 2:30 PM, October 9, 2014

By Richard C. Russell, Domenico Otranto, and Richard L. Wall and published by CABI in 2013, this volume is located in the Charles Cary Veterinary Medical Library in Greene Hall under call number RA 641 .A7 R87 2013.

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POSTED: 3:18 PM, September 25, 2014

Inspired by a desire to provide easy and efficient opportunities for students to communicate with the Student Government Association, the SGA has so far installed three Auburn Answers iPad kiosks in high-traffic areas of campus including the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  The iPad Auburn Answers  kiosk is located in front of the Caribou Coffee Café located in the Mell Street entrance lobby area on the Second Floor of the RBD Library.

Communicating is a simple four-step process:  students are prompted to enter their name and e-mail address;  and then are provided a chance to provide comments or suggestions which the system sorts into one of nine categories.  This next goes to the SGA directors of student feedback and who, in turn, respond to the students directly via e-mail.  This information is then compiled and sent to University administrators who can better address the concerns received.

In addition to the RBD Library location, Auburn Answers iPad kiosks are located in Village Dining and also near Chick-fil-A in the Student Center.

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POSTED: 3:07 PM, September 25, 2014

ICPSR (the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) hosts over 20 data collections funded by government agencies and various foundations. Using these funds, the carefully curated data are free to the public. Please join ICPSR as it highlights a number of these collections as part of its 2014 Data Fair. Webinars in this series (with registration links) include the following:

 

An Introduction to NADAC - ICPSR's National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture

Broadcast time (EDT): Monday, October 6, 1:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2151323503634547970

NADAC's mission is to share research data on arts and culture with researchers, policymakers, people working for arts and culture organizations, and the general public. This session, led by staff managing NADAC, will help attendees to learn about data available from NADAC at the national, state, and local levels. The session will also highlight user-friendly tools for analyzing the data (including for those not experienced with statistical packages), for visualizing the data, and for other ways of using research data to support the arts and culture community.

 

NAHDAP Orientation - ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program

Broadcast time (EDT): Tuesday, October 7, 2:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8538322777711643650

NAHDAP facilitates research on drug addiction and HIV infection by acquiring and sharing data, particularly those funded by its sponsor, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This session, led by members of ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program team, will help attendees learn about NAHDAP's services and resources for data depositors and data users. Further, they will orient you and help you locate this information on the NAHDAP website, highlighting selected datasets and data series.

 

Q&A with MET Staff

Broadcast time (EDT): Wednesday, October 8, 2:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4879725324077805570

The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB) has been available to the research community for almost a year now, and we invite current and potential users to log in for a review of the project and available data, and then stick around for Q&A with the ICPSR staff who manage data file processing and access for secondary analysis. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered about this complex dataset, specifically questions on file organization and structure, as well as data access policies and procedures.

 

Out of the Gate(S): Post-Secondary Trajectories and Outcomes of Millennium and Washington Achiever Scholars

Broadcast time (EDT): Thursday, October 9,  3:00pm

Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/674413562

The Washington State Achievers Scholarship program (WSA) started as part of an initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund and support 16 high schools in Washington State as they redesigned their schools in order to increase academic achievement for all of their students. In 1999, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation started the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), a 20-year initiative which intends to expand access to higher education for high achieving, low-income minority students.

In 2012, ICPSR’s Resource Center for Minority Data ( RCMD) and the Gates Foundation entered into an agreement to make data collected through the two scholarships freely available to the public through ICPSR. This session will provide some methodological and content background on these data and ways to access and analyze these data.

 

Broadening Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data with the Restricted-Use Data Analysis System (R-DAS)

Broadcast time (EDT): Tuesday, October 7, Noon (12:00pm)

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4996157008389271554

Learning objectives

  1. Obtain a general understanding of the data and resources available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
  2. Understand the differences between the public-use and restricted-use National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data files
  3. Locate and access restricted-use NSDUH data in the R-DAS
  4. Successfully complete a cross-tabulation in the R-DAS

 

About The ICPSR Data Fair

ICPSR is pleased to present its program for the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair, which will take place Monday through Thursday, October 6-9, 2014.

  • The full program is found here: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/membership/datafair/index.html
  • Webinar broadcast times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
  • Webinars are free and open to the public, and it is permissible (even encouraged!) for organizations to broadcast these webcasts to groups of attendees.
  • Attendees must register for each webinar they want to attend.
  • Recordings and slide decks (when available) will be placed on ICPSR’s YouTube Channel. Look for the playlist titled, “2014 Data Fair.”
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