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The Southern Studies Conference is hosted at Auburn University at Montgomery February 1-2, 2019 and features twenty-two interdisciplinary panels, two distinguished keynotes by Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Auburn University, and Jeffrey Melton, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Alabama, and a lecture and exhibition by Marcia Weber, a galleries and expert in self-taught and outsider art. While you must register for the Conference in order to attend the scholarly panels (visit the website for information on how to register), the three Keynote events are open to the public free of charge. 
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The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences would like to congratulate the following faculty for being awarded a Faculty Research Grant-in-Aid. These grants serve to support research for their various projects.

Dr. Lee Farrow, Distinguished Teaching Professor in History and World Languages & Cultures, for her project entitled “Odious and Disagreeable: The Catacazy Affair and the Uneasy Path of Russian-American Relations”

Dr. Hilary Gamble, Assistant Professor of Communication, for her project entitled “T.V. Viewing Study”

Dr. Brett Lehman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, for his project “The Local Legacy: The Impact of the Legacy Museum on Montgomery Residents’ Priorities for Public Schooling”

Dr. Lilian Mina, Assistant Professor in English and Philosophy, for her project entitled “Writing Faculty Access to Technology Professional Development in Public Four-Year Institutions”

Dr. Seth Reno, Associate Professor in English and Philosophy, for his project “Representing the Anthropocene, 1750-1884”

Dr. Michael Simmons, Distinguished Research Professor in History and World Languages & Cultures, for his project entitled “Eusebius of Ceasarea’s Understanding of Salvation History”

Congratulations to all on your accomplishment!

Foster Dickson, a writer and AUM alumnus, presented his new book Closed Ranks: The Whitehurst Case in Post-Civil Rights Montgomery, on Tuesday, November 27, from 4:00-5:00 PM in the South Room Library Tower. 
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The Department of Political Science and Public Administration held an event to honor Constitution Day on Monday, September 17, 2018. Two specialists in American politics from the Department, Assistant Professor Nicholas Howard and Assistant Professor David Hughes, discussed the U.S. Constitution, the 2020 Census, and their consequences for electoral politics and representation in Alabama.


The Economics Club went on a study abroad trip where they spent two weeks learning about the economy and history in Frankfurt, Germany, Vienna, Austria, and Prague, Czech Republic. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has many clubs and organizations where you can become involved!
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