Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

April 2, 2010

Library Lecture:  "Could Keynes Solve the Current Economic Crisis?"

Speaker:  Roy Ruffin (University of Houston)

Date and Time:  Friday, April 9 at 1 p.m.

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

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April 2, 2010

An exhibit concerning the war in the Pacific theatre of World War II is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The exhibit features maps, photographs, books, and other documents with a focus on the service of the late Eugene B. Sledge (Class of 1949).  The exhibit also features Sledge's handwritten diary, correspondence to his family, photographs, and even his Marines uniform.  The Eugene B. Sledge Papers are located in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  Some of this collection is also available via the Digital Collections .

The exhibit is located in the three upright glass display cases on the north side (i.e., facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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March 19, 2010

Book Talk and Signing

Teddy's Child:  Growing Up in the Anxious Southern Gentry between the Great Wars

Virginia Hamilton

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

Date and Time:  Thursday, March 25, at 3 p.m.

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

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March 5, 2010

Discover Auburn Lecture

Images of Sicilian Women

Giovanna Summerfield, co-author of Remembering Sicily:  Short Stories and Poems, is associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.  Her research interests include eighteenth-century French and Italian literature, religious and philosophical movements, and Sicily, her motherland.

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

Date and Time:  Thursday, March 11, 3 p.m.

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

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February 23, 2010

RBDpalooza has been rescheduled to take place in the Ralph Brown Draughon (RBD) Library on Friday, March 5 from 6 - 10 p.m.

Game On!

Location:  Learning Commons area on the Second Floor of the RBD Library.

Show that you've got game.  Test your skills with...

Wii Sports, Rockband 2. Guitar Hero, a variety of board games, a Project Runway competition, and more...

Food and drinks provided.

Caribou Coffee open 6 - 10 p.m.

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February 19, 2010

Book Talk and Signing

Carry It On:  The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, 1964-1972

Susan Youngblood Ashmore

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 25, at 4 p.m.

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

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

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February 19, 2010

Located in the three upright glass exhibit cases on the north side (facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit about gardening.  The exhibit features numerous colorful books, maps, almanacs, magazines, and other publications concerning vegetable and flower gardening with a focus on Alabama and the South.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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February 15, 2010

Discover Auburn Lecture

Growing Vegetables Organically

James Brown, retired professor of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and author of Organic Gardening:  Vegetable Growing in Simple Terms.

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 18 at 3 p.m.

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

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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February 5, 2010

Book Reading and Signing:

Ten Good Reasons to Read Tom Sawyer

Alan Gribben

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

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 1 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, Access & Community Initiatives, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and AU Bookstore.

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February 5, 2010

Located in the three large glass display cases immediately upon one's left when entering the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit concerning The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and other works by Mark Twain.

The exhibit contains editions of Mark Twain's works including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Innocents Abroad, and other titles plus illustrations, informative captions, theses, and more.

The exhibit also celebrates The Big Read:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum of Library Services and Arts Midwest.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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