AUBURN UNIVERSITY – David McCullough, acclaimed writer and historian, will discuss the critical role of history in education, life and citizenship, particularly for young people, in a free, public lecture at Auburn University on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in Auburn Arena.
McCullough, a 2006 winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Book Awards, has been called the master of American history and a “matchless writer.” His books, 10 to date, range from biographies of Harry Truman and John Adams to histories of the Johnstown flood, the Panama Canal and the Brooklyn Bridge. His “1776,” which covers a year in the life of George Washington and the American Revolution, is a classic.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Barbara Fougere, a veterinary integrative medicine practitioner in Sydney, Australia, will be the Joy Goodwin Lecturer at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine on Sept. 4.
In a public lecture, she will talk about “How to help your pet live better, longer using natural approaches to health care,” at 4 p.m. in 140 Overton Educational Wing, 1800 Wire Road on the veterinary campus.
Fougere’s research presentation, “Do herbs have a role in modern veterinary practice? Where’s the evidence? Where’s the need?” will be at noon in 140 Overton Educational Wing for Auburn University students and faculty and others interested in integrated medicine.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Graduate School will host journalist Cynthia Tucker as the New Horizons Lecturer March 20, at 2 p.m. in Langdon Hall Auditorium where she will give a talk on “Reflections on Race, Class and Resentment.” A reception in Langdon courtyard will follow the free public lecture.
Tucker, a veteran newspaper journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, is a visiting professor of journalism and Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Georgia. She is also a highly regarded commentator on television and radio news shows.
AUBURN – Veteran journalist Al Benn will bring the experience and anecdotes of nearly a half-century in journalism when he visits Auburn University as the 2012 speaker for the Neil and Henrietta Davis Lecture Series. Benn will speak Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Dixon Auditorium of the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center.
Since his retirement from the Montgomery Advertiser in 2003, Benn has remained an active journalist through his popular “Al Benn’s Alabama” feature, as well as other projects.
His 32 years with the Advertiser resulted in thousands of stories and photographs – not only about breaking news events, but also relating the stories of hundreds of everyday Alabamians.
AUBURN – Auburn Professor Emeritus of English Bert Hitchcock will give the first lecture in the spring Discover Auburn Lecture Series, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. A reception will follow.
Hitchcock’s lecture, “Harriet Beecher Stowe: Devil or Angel,” is another in the ongoing series of Discover Auburn presentations marking the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. He will examine the author and her place in the Civil War as viewed by the opposing sides. Stowe’s novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is often cited as an instigator of the war and became a lens through which both of the warring sides viewed the other.
AUBURN – Bobby McAlpine, an Auburn University alumnus who is internationally recognized for his work in architecture and interior design, will be the featured speaker for the 2011 Grisham/Trentham Lecture Series on Thursday, April 7, at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
McAlpine, a native of the Monroe County community of Vredenburgh in southwest Alabama, graduated from Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction, and founded the architectural firm of McAlpine Tankersley in Montgomery. He also established the design firm of McAlpine Booth and Ferrier Interiors and McAlpine Home, a handcrafted furniture company. His visit to Auburn, however, will focus on the world of interior design.