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Public lecture by Edward Ayers, president of University of Richmond and southern historian. His lecture title is "The Shape of the Civil War." It will be presented Tuesday, March 3, at 4 p.m., in 113A of the Lowder Building. President Ayers' visit is jointly sponsored by the Littleton-Franklin Committee, the College of Liberal Arts, and Auburn University Libraries.

Author of four and editor of seven books, he is an enthusiastic proponent of efforts to digitize the humanities. He has received a National Humanities Medal, US Professor of the Year Award, and Fellowship in the American Academy for Arts and Sciences.