Dr. Tara T. Green (African American Studies) gave a series of talks the week of Oct. 28, 2013. Her first presentation was at the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She joined scholars from Vanderbilt, Hofstra and the University of Delaware to present on aspects of Barack Obama as a writer and cultural figure. Responding to an invitation, she presented on her book “Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films and African American Literature” at the 10th Annual Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 2. She had the honor of meeting Louis Gossett Jr. and Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, both of whom were promoting their latest published work at the festival. While there, she was interviewed by two reporters for television and radio.