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October 21, 2015

2015 Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Invasive Ants of Alabama:  A Tale of Two Species

Lawrence "Fudd" Graham, Ph.D., Auburn University Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture

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

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

In this Discover Auburn lecture, Dr. Graham will discuss the introductions of two invasive ant species to Alabama.  The imported fire ant, now common throughout the Southeastern United States, arrived through the Port of Mobile in Alabama in the 1900's.  A new invasive ant species, the tawny crazy ant, was found in southern Alabama in 2014.  With super-colonies containing multiple queens and an ability to survive fire ant venom, the tawny crazy ant has the potential to impact Alabama in numerous ways.  Come learn about Alabama's invasive ants.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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October 19, 2015

Find out about what Open Access means and why it is important for the advancement of scholarship by clicking here .

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October 16, 2015

The library will be overrun!

Humans vs. Zombies

Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m.

   Register at the Parking Deck Entrance (First Floor) of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library beginning at 7:30 p.m.

You must have your AU student ID to register.

For additional information contact:

auburnhvzorganizers2015@gmail.com

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October 16, 2015

On September 24 a historical marker commemorating the 1964 desegregation of Auburn University was officially unveiled on the lawn located between the north side of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and Mary Martin Hall.

Among those speaking was Harold Franklin, who arrived at the library on January 4, 1964, to register as the first African American student at Auburn.

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October 2, 2015

Now on display in the tall glass exhibit case located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library near the glass elevator atrium area is the following exhibit:

Commemorating "Shug" :  Auburn University's Legendary Coach Jordan

The exhibit features numerous photographs with informative captions, memorabilia, and even the signed 1957 National Championship football.

More information on Coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan (1910 - 1980) can be found here .

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September 28, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Lines of Scrimmage:  A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption

Scott Pleasant, Director, Writing center, Coastal Carolina University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 30 at 3 p.m.

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

In 1989, Conway, South Carolina High School coach Chuck Jordan (who is white) benched returning starter Carlos Hunt (who is black) in favor of Mickey Wilson, an inexperienced white player.  Thirty-one of the team's thirty-seven black players boycotted the team in protest.  The season-long strike severed the town along racial lines, as it became clear that the incident was about much more than football.  While the 1989 season is long over, the story reverberates today as Chuck Jordan is still coaching at Conway High and he is still without that state championship.   Meanwhile, Mickey Wilson is now coaching Conway's fiercest rival, the Myrtle Beach Seahawks.

Co-sponsored by:  The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Auburn University Libraries.

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September 18, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie:  Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Dr. Monique Laney, Assistant Professor of History, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 24 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Dr. Laney's new book examines the integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small southern community at the end of World War II.  It links the Cold War, the "Space Race," and the Civil Rights era, addresses important issues of transnational science and technology, and asks Americans to consider their own history of racism when reflecting on the Nazi past.

Book signing to follow.

Sponsored by:  The College of Liberal Arts and the Auburn University Libraries.

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September 14, 2015

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Views on "Blackness":  An Architectural Discourse

Dr. Carla Jackson Bell, Director of Multicultural Affairs, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 17 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

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

Based on her recent book, Space Unveiled:  Cultures in the Design Studio, Dr. Carla Jackson Bell, Director of Multicultural Affairs and a faculty member in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, will discuss why it is pivotal for students to understand the centrality of culture, gender and space in order to create culturally responsive design interventions.  Drawing on critical discourse theory and her substantial experience in introducing controversial issues in modern architecture, design and construction education, Dr. Bell will explore how professors can respond when students ask uncomfortable questions about race, gender, and cultural issues.

Refreshments and conversation to follow the presentation.

Co-sponsored by:  Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, and Special Collections and Archives Department.

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September 4, 2015

Be sure to click on the Hours link located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to find out library hours of operation during the Labor Day holiday period, September 5 -  7.  Regular hours of operation begin at 6 p.m. on September 7.

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September 4, 2015

Library Lecture

The Rise of the Health Data Scientist

Brady Augustine (Auburn University, Class of 1995), a leader in health systems operations and improvement.

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

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

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