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October 24, 2014

Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

"Like Infuriated Demons":  South Alabama's Hard-Fighting Confederates

Tommy Brown, Assistant Archivist, Auburn University Libraries Special Collections and Archives

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 29 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Presentation Room, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

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

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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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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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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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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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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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September 19, 2014

Please join us for a

Book Talk by

Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins on

The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gale, 1827-1835

Date and Time:  Tuesday, September 23 at 3 p.m.

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

The journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gale, wife of early Alabama Governor John Gale, is among the most widely studied and seminal accounts of antebellum life in the American South.  Gale refused to mince her words, and her lively opinions offer entertaining and illuminating insight on her society and its people.  Her journal was so revealing that descendants attempted to conceal portions by defacing pages and excising portions of text.

Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins is professor emerita of History at the University of Alabama, a past-president of the Alabama Historical Association, and editor of The Alabama Review for twenty years.

Sponsored by:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the Auburn University Libraries.

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September 9, 2014

Discover Auburn Book Talk

The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance:  Professionalization and the Modern American University

Dr. Larry Gerber, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 11 at 3 p.m.

Location:   Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor across the hall from Special Collections and Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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September 5, 2014

Discover Auburn Lecture

Auburn's Monuments Man:  Captain Robert K. Posey, U.S. Army (Auburn '26 and '27) and The Quest for the Mystic Lamb

Paul Harris, Department of Political Science and University Honors College

Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 10 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor across the hall from Special Collections and Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

With the establishment of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) of the U.S. Army in the Fall of 1943, Auburn graduate U.S. Army Captain Robert K. Posey was assigned to General Patton's Third Army.  As a Monuments officer, Posey was responsible for protecting and preventing further damage to cultural treasures in war ravaged Europe as well as tracking down stolen art works.  His biggest discovery was the Ghent Altarpiece also known as "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb."  The artwork was stolen by the Nazis in 1942 and stored in an Austrian salt mine.  For his efforts in saving the "Mystic Lamb" Posey was awarded Belgium's highest honor, "The Order of Leopold."

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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September 4, 2014

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

"Ghosts of Mississippi":  Freedom Summer, 1964, A Fifty Year Retrospective

Dr. David Carter, Associate Professor of History, Auburn University

Popular historical and media treatments of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project have emphasized the murders of three civil rights activists and a grassroots challenge of the state’s all-white delegation at the Democratic National Convention, but Freedom Summer activities extended far beyond voter registration and formal political activity to include education, the arts, healthcare, and other forms of community organizing.

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 18, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor across the hall from Special Collections and Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Africana Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University; and Auburn University Libraries.

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