POSTED: 9:38 AM, March 12, 2015

March 16:  Round Table on Poetry and Creative Writing

Round Table on Poetry and Creative Writing, and Poetry Reading

Ana Merino, Luis Munoz, and Manuel Vilas

Date and Time:  Monday, March 16 at 2 - 5 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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POSTED: 8:41 AM, March 6, 2015

Discover Auburn Lecture

Paul Hemphill and the Taming of Country Music

Dr. Tim Dodge, Librarian, Auburn University Libraries

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

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries

 

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POSTED: 8:36 AM, March 6, 2015

Edited by Lindsay Jones and published by Macmillan Reference USA in 2005, this 15-volume work is available in electronic format ( click here for access ).

The first major update of Mircea Eliade's classic Encyclopedia of Religion (1987), this resource is widely regarded as the standard reference work in English in the field of religious studies.  The encyclopedia covers almost all topics on the world's religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, new religious movements, ethics, feminist theology, ecology and religion, gender and religion, politics and religion, science and religion, art and religion, and film and religion.

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POSTED: 8:28 AM, March 6, 2015

Edited by David M. Fahey and Jon S. Miller and published by ABC-CLIO in 2013, this two-volume set is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HV 5017 .A43 2013.

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POSTED: 11:04 AM, February 20, 2015

Humans vs. Zombies will take place at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on Friday, March 13

Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Parking Deck entrance.

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

Fight the horde!

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POSTED: 11:02 AM, February 20, 2015

Africana Studies Book Talk

Selma, Lord, Selma

Sheyann Webb-Christburg

Date and Time:  Tuesday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sheyann Webb was eight years old and Rachel West was nine when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived in Selma, Alabama on January 2, 1965. to organize peaceful demonstrations to protest discriminatory voting laws.  Selma, Lord, Selma is their firsthand account of the events of the turbulent winter of 1965 - events that changed the lives of all Alabamians and of all Americans.  From 1975 to 1979 journalist Frank Sikora conducted interviews with Sheyann and Rachel, which he wove into this poignant story of fear and courage, heartbreak, and determination.

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

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POSTED: 10:59 AM, February 20, 2015

Auburn University Special Lecture

Coping with Immigration in Germany:  From Ignorance to Acceptance

Dr. Uwe Hunger, Institute for Political Science, The University of Muenster, The Research Center, The University of Siegen

Date and Time:  Monday, February 23 at 4 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

The event is co-sponsored by Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Political Science Department with funding from the Honors College and the Auburn University Special Lectures Fund.

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POSTED: 10:51 AM, February 20, 2015

The AUETD (Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations) database has been upgraded.  It contains a PDF version of every thesis or dissertation successfully defended at Auburn since the Fall 2005 semester.

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POSTED: 10:48 AM, February 20, 2015

By Sarah Tenney and Anne C. Salda and published by the Scarecrow Press in 2014, this is the Second Edition.  This volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HG 3881.5 .W57 S25 2014.

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POSTED: 8:34 AM, February 13, 2015

Discover Auburn Lecture

The John Augustus Walker Murals

Bruce Dupree, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 26 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

In 1939, ten tempura color murals were commissioned by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service to be part of an exhibit at the Alabama State Fair.  The ten murals, titled "Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture," pained by John Augustus Walker of Mobile, depict a colorful visual representation of Alabama's agricultural history.  The murals range in size from roughly five by seven feet to slightly smaller, depicting theme of farm efficiency, economy, and opportunity, as well as milestones in Alabama's agricultural history.  The murals were intended to be the backdrop of a larger exhibit displaying fresh produce, farm implements, baked goods, quilts, informative signs, and "modern" farm technology.

Following the fair, the murals were exhibited at the Louisiana State Fair and eventually were stored and forgotten in the attic of the State Extension headquarters building on the campus of Auburn University.

In 2006, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System rediscovered the historically significant New Deal era murals, and they became a focal point of Auburn University's sesquicentennial celebration.

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