POSTED: 3:26 PM, February 22, 2018
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Start Time: 3:30pm

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Democracy Is Rooted in Accessible, Secure, and Fair Elections:  Looking Ahead to the 2018 Federal Election (An EAC Perspective)

Mr. Thomas Hicks, Vice Chairman, United States Election Assistance Commission

Date and Time:  Tuesday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m.

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

Thomas Hicks was nominated by President Barack H. Obama and confirmed by unanimous consent of the United States Senate in 2014 to serve on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.  He has talked with Americans in every state about their voting experiences.  In addition, he has worked with state and local election officials across America to address critical election concerns.  In his previous role as Senior Elections Counsel and Minority Elections Counsel in the House of Representatives, Mr. Hicks addressed issues relating to campaign finance, election reform, contested elections and oversight of both the Election Assistance Commission and Federal Elections Commission.

Mr. Thomas Hicks received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and his B.A. in Government from Clark University (Worcester, Mass.).  He also studied at the University of London (London, England) and law at the University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia).

Sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 3:15 PM, February 22, 2018

FSTA:  Food Science and Technology Abstracts

Provides access to information on food science, food technology and nutrition. Coverage spans from 1969 - present. This is a one-year trial subscription by Auburn University Libraries and may not be available after September 5, 2018.

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POSTED: 3:13 PM, February 22, 2018

Edited by Dean Moyar and published by Oxford University Press and published in 2017, this very large volume (828 pages) is located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number B 2948 .O94 2017.

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POSTED: 3:11 PM, February 22, 2018

Edited by Paul C. Gutjahr and published by Oxford University Press, this large volume (682 pages) is located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number BS 447.5 .U6 O94 2017.

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POSTED: 3:07 PM, February 22, 2018

vailable for your convenience is the Income Tax Page .  It provides links to web sites that contain income tax information, law, forms, contacts, and more.  The Income Tax Page is located under the Subject Guides tab located in the upper central portion of the Auburn University Libraries homepage .  Next, click on the All Guides link and then click on the Income Tax Page link.

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POSTED: 3:40 PM, February 13, 2018

Discover Auburn Lecture

On Multilingualism

Dr. Iulia Pittman, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 22 at 3 p.m.

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

Multilingualism in the world is the rule rather than the exception.   Are most people you know monolingual or multilingual?   Come to this lecture to find out more about what it is like to grow up speaking several languages and to raise children multilingually in a monolingual environment.  To what do the terms "folk bilingualism" and "elite bilingualism" refer?  Is "mixing" languages a sign that you don't speak either language well?

Speaking several languages often also means that you are comfortable in several different cultures.   What multilinguals know quite well is that language, culture, and identity go hand in hand.

Dr. Iulia Pittman grew up in a Romanian-Hungarian family in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania.  There, she attended a German school and later learned English as a foreign language.   She has worked as a certified translator and interpreter for Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, and Dutch.  In 2000, she moved to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Georgia.  She joined the Foreign Languages Department at Auburn University in 2006, where she has been teaching courses in German language, business, and linguistics.   Her current research focusses on family language policies, multilingual practices, and minority language maintenance.

Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries.

 

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POSTED: 1:58 PM, February 2, 2018

Academic Video Online (AVON)

A streaming video collection that provides access to documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs, field recordings, and raw footage licensed from selected producers and filmmakers.

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POSTED: 1:56 PM, February 2, 2018

By David Kohut and Olga Vilella and published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2017, this is the Third Edition.   This volume is located in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on the Second Floor under call number F 2849.2 .K64 2017.

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POSTED: 1:51 PM, February 2, 2018

By Edgar W. Spencer and published by Edgar W. Spencer in 2017, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number QE 174 .B58 S64 2017.

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POSTED: 10:11 AM, January 26, 2018

Discover Auburn Talk

Getting Out of the Mud:  The Alabama Good Roads Movement and Highway Administration, 1898-1928

Dr. Marty Olliff, Professor of History and Director of the Wiregrass Archives, Troy University, Dothan

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

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

With the development of national markets in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans began to regard the nation as a whole, rather than their state or region, as the most important political entity.  Many Alabamians wished to travel beyond their local communities in all seasons without getting stuck in the mud of rudimentary rutted dirt roads.   Dr. Olliff explores the history of the Good Roads Movement and how middle-class reformers in Alabama overcame obstacles to construct a road system that would accommodate economic growth in the twentieth century.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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