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November 7, 2016

The History and Future of the Book Lecture Series

Remediating Book History

Ben Pauley, Eastern Connecticut State University

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn Honors College Research Seminar

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November 1, 2016

Esteemed Attorney Albert Tellechea Discusses Assignment of Criminal Culpability at Library Program

Date and Time:  Friday, November 4 at 3 p.m.

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

Albert Tellechea, adjunct professor at Florida A&M University College of Law and former partner at the law firm of Holland and Knight, will present a program entitled "The Assignment of Criminal Culpability in the United States" on Friday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Tellechea will explore how criminal culpability is assigned in our country looking at factors such as manpower committed and mechanics of the process, and finally looking at areas that can be improved upon. 

The event is open to the public.

 

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October 28, 2016

Discover Auburn Lecture

Earth First!   Communications and Radical Environmentalism

Dr. Derek G. Ross, Associate Professor, Department of English, Auburn University

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

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

This talk will explore radical environmentalism from the perspective of the newsletters and journals of the longstanding radical environmental group Earth First!, and consider what we might learn from an organization that is often as much reviled by fellow environmentalists as it is celebrated.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University Department of English.

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October 20, 2016

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Dr. Emily Friedman, Associate Professor, Department of English, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 27 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Reading Smell includes widescale research and focussed case studies of some of the most striking or prevalent uses of olfactory language in eighteenth-century British prose fiction.   Reading Smell not only provides new insights into canonical works by authors like Swift, Smollett, Richardson, Burney, Austen, and Lewis but also sheds new light on the history of the British novel as a whole.

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

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October 14, 2016

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Dancing with Swords in Kenya

Dr. Daren Ray

Date and Time:  Tuesday, October 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Dr. Daren Ray will present videos of Swahili sword dances recorded during his field research in Kenya.   While most histories of the Swahili emphasize their roles as merchants, this presentation explores how these sword dances and other celebratory rituals open new perspectives on precolonial histories in East Africa.

Dr. Ray is an Assistant Professor of History at Auburn University whose research focusses on the history of identities, ritual, and language in East Africa.   Dr. Ray also had the privilege of studying abroad in South Africa for a summer during college and lived in Egypt while teaching at the American University of Cairo.

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

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October 14, 2016

Humans vs. Zombies will take place at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on Friday, November 4.

Registration starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Parking Deck entrance.  There is a limit of 300 players.

An Auburn University student i.d. is required to participate.

Fight the horde!

For more information, please contact:  auburnhvzorganizers2015@gmail.com .

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October 14, 2016

   As a part of the Libraries’ role in supporting the construction of the instructional spaces in the Mell Classroom Building, the Ralph Brown Draughon Library will be closed from Saturday, December 10, 2016 through Friday, January 6, 2017. During this period, RBD will be without heat, light and water, the door into the building will be under construction and some of the noisiest work associated with the construction will be completed.

   If you were planning to study or conduct research during this period:

   Plan now to obtain any items needed from the RBD collection before the building is closed.

   Place Interlibrary Loan requests early to allow them to come in before the building is closed.

   All electronic resources will be available during the closure and the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction (LADC) will be open for a place in which to work.

   For a full list of deadlines for requesting materials and more information, visit the Auburn University Libraries’ FAQ at http://lib.auburn.edu/faq/closing.php

 

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September 30, 2016

Special Collections and Archives/Honors College Common Book Movie Series

After Innocence (2005)

Day and Time:  Tuesday, October 4 at 3 p.m.

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

 

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September 23, 2016

Discover Auburn Lecture

Black Bears in Alabama

Dr. Todd Steury, Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 29 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Dr. Todd Steury and other faculty members of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, have been studying black bears in the Little River Canyon National Reserve in north Alabama and in the Mobile Delta in south Alabama.

Tracking the bears' journeys as well as testing their DNA has provided valuable answers about the population.  It has also raised many more questions for researchers.

Come learn about Auburn's involvement in understanding the black bears of Alabama.

Sponsored by:   Auburn University Libraries and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

 

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September 16, 2016

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Rhythm & Blues Goes Calypso:   The Incorporation of West Indian Calypso into African American Rhythm and Blues c. 1945-1965

Tim Dodge will explore the widespread phenomenon of African American Rhythm and Blues recordings heavily influenced by West Indian Calypso c. 1945-1965, revealing the connections between the West Indian immigrant community and the broader African American community, as well as the importance and legacy of this two-decade embrace of Calypso by Rhythm & Blues artists.

Currently serving as History and Political Science Subject Specialist in the Reference Department, Tim Dodge has been employed at Auburn University Libraries since 1992.   Since 1998, he has hosted the Golden Oldies radio show on WEGL - Auburn FM 91.1, now on Tuesdays, 7 - 9 p.m.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, September 20, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

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

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

 

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