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Museum curator Seck to discuss Whitney Plantation

Scholar and author Dr. Ibrahima Seck will discuss slavery, freedom, and the Whitney Plantation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at Oliver Hall, Room 112.

Seck is curator and researcher at the Whitney Plantation in St. John the Baptist Parish. The plantation and museum, which was once known as Habitation Haydel, was recently opened to the public. It houses exhibits, artwork, and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, according to information at www.whitneyplantation.com.

12th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

The Department of Visual Arts' Ceramics students invite you to the 12th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale.

The opening night and preview sale, with refreshments and snacks, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sale Hours:

Friday, Dec. 5: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

Friends of the Humanities Hosts An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Finalist Writer Luis Urrea

The Friends of the Humanities is pleased to invite all to an evening with Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Urrea Sunday, November 9th at the Petroleum Club Ballroom.  The social will begin at 4:30 with dinner to follow at 5:30.  The Friends are delighted to welcome Urrea home to Acadiana where he served as the 1996 Writer in Residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  Sunday evening, he will discuss the relationship between his writing and his search for identity. 

The Legacy of Ernest Gaines: Bayou State Book Talks

Join Marcia Gaudet, emerita professor of English, and Reggie Scott Young, professor of English, as they discuss their book "This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest Gaines."

The event is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center and is part of the Bayou State Book Talk series, a collaboration of the Center for Louisiana Studies and the Lafayette South Regional Library.

UL Lafayette historian captures political life of Russell Long

A new book by a University of Louisiana at Lafayette history professor traces the political history of one of the nation's most powerful lawmakers from Louisiana's most influential political family.

Dr. Michael Martin, who is also director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at UL Lafayette, is the author of "Russell Long: A Life in Politics." It examines Long's public life and places it within the context of 20th-century Louisiana, southern, and national politics. The book was published by the University Press of Mississippi.

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