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October 18, 2013

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Enslavement, Community Building, and the Emergence of an Afro-Influenced Vernacular:  The Case of the Danish West Indies

Dr. Robin Sabino, Department of English, Professor and Director of Africana Studies

Date and Time:  Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn Connects!

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October 10, 2013

Africana Lecture Series

Sugar and Slavery in the British West Indies:  A Bioarchaeological View

Dr. Kristrina Shuler, Associate Professor and Director of Anthropology, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 17 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University College of Liberal Arts

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October 3, 2013

The recent federal government shutdown is affecting access to government supported databases and research information usually available through Auburn University Libraries. While some sites are completely down, such as the National Science Foundation’s NSF.gov, FastLane and Research.gov, other sites may provide limited access. For help or more information go to Government Shutdown and Your Research.

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September 27, 2013

Humans versus Zombies

Fight the Horde!

Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Registration at Parking Deck Entrance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Game starts at 8:00 p.m.

NO late admittance!

You must have a Tiger Card to play.

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September 27, 2013

Discover Auburn Lecture

Self-Portraits in Nature:  William Bartram and the Art of Flowers

Dr. Tom Hallock, Daniel F. Breeden Eminent Scholar Chair, College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University

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

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

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

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September 23, 2013

Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series

Open-Access Scholarly Publishing:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Bryn Geffert, Librarian of the College, Amherst College and Founder, Amerst College Press

Mr. Geffert will talk about the crisis in scholarly publishing, the open-access publishing movements, and the challenges and opportunities of starting an all-digital library-based publishing venture.

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

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

 

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September 19, 2013

Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series

Mass Incarceration and the Unmaking of Postwar America

Dr. Heather Thompson, Department of History, Temple University

The lecture will feature Thompson's work as a scholar and activist in American labor history and the regional, national and global history of mass incarceration.

Date and Time:    Monday, September 23 at 3:30 p.m.

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

A reception and book-signing will follow the lecture.

Sponsored by:  Department of History, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn Connects!, Common Book Program, and the Prison Arts and Education Project.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Brooks at jebrooks@auburn.edu or (334) 844-4287.

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September 17, 2013

Africana Studies Presentation

Who Is Best Prepared to Support African American Students in Higher Education?

Shakeer Abdullah, Director, Auburn University Multicultural Center

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 19 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Auburn University Libraries.

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September 9, 2013

Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series

Brutes or Angels:  Human Possibility in the Age of Biotechnology

James Bradley, author of Brutes or Angels, discusses the impact of biotechnologies having an impact on humans including stem cell research, embryo selection, and more.  He also discusses ethical issues including identity, privacy, discrimination, and more, as well as the significance of mortality in the human life cycle.

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 12 at 3 p.m.

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

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September 6, 2013

Discover Auburn @ the Libraries Lecture Series

Dealing with Diversity by Celebrating Differences (The Janet and John Stone Lecture for Multicultural Understanding, Equality and Justice)

Richard Penaskovic, Professor of Religious Studies, Auburn University.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 11.  Reception at 3:30 p.m. and lecture at 4:15 p.m.

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

The reception and lecture will be hosted by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.  The Janet and John Stone Lectureship and Award honor individuals who provide outstanding service in promoting cultural and racial understanding, equality and justice, and to promote such work by Auburn University.

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