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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and Ralph B. Draughon Library will be hosting a series of timely conversations about diversity and greater understanding prompted by objects from the museum's permanent collection.

The piece for discussion is Francisco Zuniga, "Impressions of Egypt." Each conversation will begin with an introduction by an art historian and a member of the Auburn University community. The intention is to let the art prompt attendees into discussions that allow them to understand differences and recognize the value of our diverse community.

The first presentation is Thursday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the library. Presenters include Scott Bishop, curator of adult education at the museum, and Nighet Ahmed, doctoral candidate and member of the International Women for Peace and Understanding. Ahmed is working on completing her Ph.D. in adult education from Auburn: "Muslim Women of Influence: A Cross-Cultural Study of Aspirations of Muslim Women in Morocco and the United States."

Future talks at the library are planned for July 20, July 27, Aug. 20 and Aug. 24. Additional details are on the museum's calendar and Facebook page.