POSTED: 10:03 AM, December 5, 2014

December 7 - 11

SGA (Student Government Association) Study Break

Free doughnuts, juice, and scantrons at 12 midnight, December 7 - 11, in the Newspaper Reading Room, First Floor.

 

Stress Management

Monday, December 8, 1 - 5 p.m. next to Caribou Café, Second Floor.  Wellness-promoting activities and stress-management tips.

 

Caribou Coffee Café Extended Hours

Located on the Second Floor, the café will offer extended hours of operation during Final Exams.

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POSTED: 9:56 AM, December 5, 2014

Fundamental Concepts of Architecture:  The Vocabulary of Spatial Situations

By Alban Janson and Florian Tigges, and published by Birkhauser in 2014, this volume is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction in  143 Dudley Commons under call number NA 31 .J36 2014.

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POSTED: 9:43 AM, December 5, 2014

Primacy in the Effects of Face Exposure: Perception is Influenced More By Faces That Are Seen First  (ICPSR 35518)

 

Principal Investigator(s): Little, Anthony, University of Stirling; Jones, Benedict, University of Glasgow; DeBruine, Lisa, University of Glasgow

 

Summary:

Exposure to faces biases perceptions of subsequently viewed faces. In literature on memory, there are prominent effects of primacy, whereby people remember things better if they are at the beginning of a list. Here we tested for primacy in face exposure by exposing people to faces that had been transformed in opposite directions twice. In one condition, for example, we exposed people to "plus" faces and measured how much they though "plus" faces appeared normal and then exposed them to "anti" faces and again measured how much they though "plus" faces appeared normal. A primacy effect would be seen if after the second measurement, judgments of "plus" faces were unchanged from the first measurement whereas a recency effect would be seen if after the second measurement, judgments of "plus" faces were lower than from the first measurement. We found no change in normality judgement between first and second judgments supporting a primacy effect. Our results indicated a primacy effect in adaptation whereby faces seen first affected perception more than faces seen later. This primacy effect could lead to long lasting effects of exposure to faces.

Access Notes: One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database provides search and browsing access to abstracts and data sets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories..  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

 

 

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POSTED: 3:22 PM, 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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POSTED: 3:18 PM, November 20, 2014

Assessment of Defense and Prosecutorial Strategies in Terrorism Trials in the United States, 1980-2004 (ICPSR 26241)

 

 

Principal Investigator(s): Smith, Brent L., University of Arkansas; Shields, Christopher A., University of Arkansas; Damphousse, Kelly R., University of Oklahoma

 

Summary:

This study created a flat-file database of information regarding defendants who were referred to United States Attorneys by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following official terrorism investigations between 1980 and 2004. Its ultimate goal was to provide state and federal prosecutors with empirical information that could assist federal and state prosecutors with more effective strategies for prosecution of terrorism cases. The results of this study enhanced the existing 78 variables in the AMERICAN TERRORISM STUDY, 1980-2002 (ICPSR 4639) database by adding the 162 variables from the Prosecution and Defense Strategies (PADS) database. The variables in the PADS database track information regarding important pleadings, motions, and other key events that occur in federal terrorism trials; the PADS variables measure the strategies used by legal counsel as well as other legal nuances.

Access Notes: One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions 

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database provides search and browsing access to abstracts and data sets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories..  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

 

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POSTED: 3:14 PM, November 20, 2014

AUrora is an open-access repository of research and scholarly works by Auburn University faculty members, AUrora supports the outreach mission of Auburn University by making research by Auburn faculty accessible to citizens of the state of Alabama and to the general public.

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POSTED: 3:10 PM, November 20, 2014

By Ann S. Wells and published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2014, this volume is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number D 740 .W45 2014.

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POSTED: 1:00 PM, 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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POSTED: 10:41 AM, 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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POSTED: 10:32 AM, November 6, 2014

ACSESS Digital Library ACSESS  (Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies) is a collection of electronic books and journals published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America. The collection covers the years 1907-2009. Subjects in this collection include: agricultural sciences, soil sciences, crops, plant health, climate change, and environmental sciences.

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