POSTED: 7:36 AM, April 7, 2015

Auburn Alumnus Lecture

Sigma 1 Receptor:  A Novel Therapeutic Target for Retinal Degeneration

Dr. Sylvia Smith, Regents Professor and Chair of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia; Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Georgia; and Professor of Graduate Studies and C-Director, James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute, Georgia Regents University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, April 8 at 4 p.m.

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

A 1977 graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Speech and Hearing Science, Dr. Smith complete an MA at  The University of Illinois before completing a Ph.D. in Basic Medical Science at The University of South Alabama.

Dr. Smith is an expert in cellular and molecular biological studies of retinal function under normal and diseased conditions.

In 2009 Dr. Smith was named a Fellow of the Association for Research and Ophthalmology.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Office of Undergraduate Studies, Auburn University Honors College, and Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 9:24 AM, April 3, 2015

To help celebrate the centennial of the Auburn University College of Education, the Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted an exhibit that commemorates the first 100 years of the College.

The exhibit features items such as correspondence of Zebulon Judd and Truman Pierce, both early Deans of the College of Education, hand-written Board of Trustee minutes from 1914 concerning the Education Department of what was then the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, and 1915-1916 course catalog, and more following the history of the College of Education through the present.

This exhibit is located in the Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.   It is located immediately upon one's left when entering the department.  The exhibit will run through the end of the year.

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POSTED: 8:55 AM, April 3, 2015

Hathi Trust

HathiTrust is a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries. It includes content digitized as part of the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by member libraries. Materials are available to the extent permitted by copyright law. As of March 2015, the HathiTrust digital library contained over 13 million digitized volumes, of which almost 5 million volumes were in the public domain (source:   click here ).

 

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POSTED: 8:47 AM, April 3, 2015

Edited by Sherwood Thompson and published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2015, this two-volume set is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HM 1271 .E485 2015.

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POSTED: 9:12 AM, March 23, 2015

Discover Auburn

800 Years of Illustrations in Auburn's Special Collections

From Illuminated Manuscripts to Offset Lithography

Greg Schmidt, Special Collections Librarian, Auburn University Libraries

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:   Auburn University Libraries

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POSTED: 7:54 AM, March 20, 2015

Be sure to consult the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to determine library hours of operation during the Spring Break period in effect Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, March 28 Normal hours resume on Sunday, March 29.

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POSTED: 7:52 AM, March 20, 2015

AIAA is the complete index (1930 to present) to the publications of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), but only the journal articles, and conference papers published from 2015-present are available as full-text. 

 

 

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POSTED: 7:46 AM, March 20, 2015

Using the Biological Literature:  A Practical Guide

By Diane Schmidt and published by CRC Press in 2014, this is the 4th. Edition.  This volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number QH 303.6 .D38 2014.

This title is also available in electronic format:   click on the "Link to resource" link on the catalog record for this title.

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POSTED: 12:45 PM, March 17, 2015

Auburn University Special Lecture

A Home for Wayward Boys:  The Early History of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School

Jerry Armor.   Introduction by Dr. Wayne Flynt, Auburn University Professor Emeritus of History

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

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

When reformer Elizabeth Johnston walked among the convicts in an Alabama prison mining camp, she was stunned to see teenage boys working alongside hardened criminals.  A Home for Wayward Boys recounts how Johnston, with the support of women across the state, persuaded the legislature to establish the Alabama Boys' Industrial School in 1900.

Jerry Armor served seven years as a juvenile probation officer, two years as a psychologist in one of the state's prisons, and taught thirty years at Calhoun Community College and Athens State University.  Today, he directs the Lawrence County Children's Policy Council and teaches part-time.

Reception and book signing to follow.

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

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POSTED: 9:41 AM, March 12, 2015

March 18:  Comics in the Iberian-American Context Plus Bilingual Poetry Reading

Comics in the Iberian-American Context and Bilingual Poetry Reading

Ana Merino

Date and Time:  Wednesday, March 18 at 2 - 4 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sponsored by:  Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Auburn University Libraries

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