Event Type Lecture Upcoming Events

Discover Auburn Lecture Series "On Multilingualism" featuring Dr. Iulia Pittman

Thu, Feb 22, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
RBD Library Ground Floor

Discover Auburn Lecture Series “On Multilingualism” featuring Dr. Iulia Pittman. Location: RBD Library Special Collections Ground Floor. 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. What do the terms “folk bilingualism” and “elite bilingualism” refer to? 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 focuses on family language policies, multilingual practices, and minority language maintenance. Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries.





Book Talk: Christian Bend

Thu, Feb 22, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

The public is invited to a book talk by Karen Spears Zacharias, author of Christian Bend.

Karen Spears Zacharias is a Georgia-raised Gold Star daughter. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and on CNN, National Public Radio, and Good Morning America. Her 2013 novel, Mother of Rain, received the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction and was adapted for the stage by Georgia's Historic State Theater.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah


Guest Lecture: Plemon T. El-Amin

Mon, Feb 26, 2018
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Student Center 2218

According to the Pew Research Center Muslims are projected to be the fastest growing major religious group in the "global religious landscape." Within the context of the history of religious pluralism in the United States, Plemon T. El-Amin, the Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, one of the largest most progressive Mosques in the United States will address the history of Islam in America and the dire need today for interfaith cross cultural dialogue and engagement in the public square. Join us Monday, February 26th at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center 2218. Free pizza will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the lecture and conversation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Plemon T. El-Amin is the guest lecturer for the Faith and Communities class which is open to the public February 26th. The lecture and lunch is co-sponsored by the Auburn University Muslim Student Association. Please contact Dr. Joan R. Harrell, Visiting Assistant Professor, at jrh0098@auburn.edu for more information.


Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Tue, Feb 27, 2018
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
RBD Library Archives

Featuring Tom Hicks, Vice Chairman, US Election Assistance Commission "Democracy is Rooted in Accessible, Secure and Fair Elections: Looking Ahead to the 2018 Federal Election - An EAC Perspective." Refreshments and conversation after the presentation. Co-sponsored with the RBD Library and Archives.

Social Justice Panel Discussion

Wed, Mar 7, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Haley Center 3203

Social Justice Panel in celebration of International Women’s Day. This panel, chaired by Paula Backscheider, Philpott Stevens Eminent Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts, sets a new and enjoyable direction in that it highlights the way the best women faculty turn their research and other kinds of work for the university into programs, performances, and beneficial actions of all kinds. The panelists will focus on the way their research is applied in varied fields to advance social justice.

Mitchell Brown, Professor and Ph.D. Program Director in the Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, gives the brief introductory definition and comments on the responses people have to research in the field.


Marilyn Strutchens, Leischuck Endowed Professor and Fraley Distinguished Professor in Curriculum and Teaching, College of Education

Karen Rogers, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, College of Architecture, Design and Construction

Daydrie Hague, Professor, Department of Theatre, College of Liberal Arts


Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Tue, Mar 20, 2018
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
RBD Library Archives

Featuring Jennifer Brooks, "From the Congo to the Convict Lease: Africa in Alabama Coal Mines." Refreshments and conversation after the presentation. Co-sponsored by the RBD Library and Archives.

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Tue, Apr 10, 2018
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
RBD Library Archives

Featuring Joan Harrell, "The Untold Story: Nurse Eunice Rivers and the Unethical Syphilis Study at Tuskegee." Refreshments and conversation after the presentation. Co-sponsored with the RBD Library and Archives.