AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Agriculture will launch its 2013-14 E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer series at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, when Philip Martin of the University of California, Davis delivers the fall lecture, “Agriculture and Immigration: What’s Next?” in the Auburn University Student Center ballroom.
“Labor and immigration policies are of great importance in the agricultural sector,” said Paul Patterson, the college’s associate dean for instruction and chair of the York Lecturer speaker selection committee. “Alabama has enacted its own immigration laws, and immigration reform has been the topic of recent contentious debate in Washington. It’s a crucially important topic that needs to be discussed by the public and policymakers.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Anti-hunger activist Roger Thurow will give a lecture titled “The Last Hunger Season: Meeting the Great Challenge of Feeding the World” Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Langdon Hall.
The lecture is presented by the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series in conjunction with Auburn’s Littleton-Franklin Lectures.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will begin its observances of the 150th anniversary of the nation’s land-grant college system Thursday, Oct. 11, when long-time agricultural researcher and administrator Gale Buchanan delivers the fall 2012 E.T. York Distinguished Lecture, “Land-Grant University: An American Icon.” The lecture is at 7 p.m. in The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center auditorium.
The nation’s land-grant college system was created in 1862 by the Morrill Land-Grant Act, which gave each state federal lands to establish public colleges that would teach agriculture, mechanical arts and military tactics as well as more traditional classical or scientific disciplines so that members of the working classes could obtain a liberal, practical education. In 1872, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama – now Auburn University – became the first land-grant college in the South.
AUBURN – Valentin Abe, an Auburn University Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures alumnus who was included on Time magazine’s 2010 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, will return to his alma mater Thursday, Nov. 4, as the fall 2010 E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer. His lecture is at 7 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The Time honor was in recognition of Abe’s untiring efforts to establish a fish-farming industry in Haiti. In his York presentation, titled “Development in Haiti: A New Approach,” Abe will discuss his work in the impoverished Caribbean country and his mission to make a long-term difference in the lives of Haitians.