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November 20, 2014

Be sure to check the Hours link located in the top central portion of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to see library hours of operation during the Thanksgiving holiday period.  Dates affected are Saturday, November 22 through Saturday, November 29.  Regular hours resume on Sunday, November 30 at 1 p.m.

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November 17, 2014

Discover Auburn Book Talk

A Delta Vigil:  Yazoo City in the 1950s

Claire T. Field

Field has had 311 poems accepted for publication in 101 print journals and anthologies.  She graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 1967, with a major in English and a minor in Speech.  Field received the M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University, where she majored in Reading.   She has a Sixth Year Certificate from Auburn University in Composition.

Her first poetry book is Mississippi Delta Women in Prism.   Her second collection of poetry is Southern Aunts, The 1950s.   Her third book is an Origami micro-book titled Indigo Blues.  Her fourth book, A Delta Vigil:  Yazoo City, The 1950s, has just been published (July 2014) by Woodson Knowles Publishing Group.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, November 18 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Reception and book signing to follow.

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

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November 6, 2014

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

Connecting Africana Studies, Human Development, and Outreach:  Exploring How to Affect Change Locally and Globally

Dr. Adrienne Duke, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University; Extension Specialist with Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems; and an Africana Studies Faculty Affiliate.

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.  Reception to follow.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Transdisciplinary research allows investigators to transcend their own disciplines to capture complexity and create new intellectual spaces.   In a globalizing world, a transdisciplinary approach can enhance out efforts as scholars to create new theories and tackle social issues.  The theories and perspectives of Africana Studies can be useful to understand and improve conditions for people of African descent in the United States and abroad.

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

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October 31, 2014

Veterans Day Book Talk

"Send the Alabamians":  World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division

Nimrod Thompson Frazer

Date and Time:  Tuesday, November 11 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Presentation Room, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

"In time of war, send me all the Alabamians you can get, but in time of peace, for Lord's sake, send them to somebody else!" - Gen. Edward H. Plummer.

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

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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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