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Will Turkish Soap Operas Change the World?Hosted by: Heather Schell, Assistant Professor of Writing

Wednesday, October 29
5pm
Gelman Library, Room 214*

KISMET
Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, and KISMET delves into this phenomenon, exploring how the serials captivate, inspire and empower women. The film reveals how the soaps impact and break down negative stereotypes and traditional taboos, openly discussing rape, sexual and domestic violence, child and arranged marriages, and honor killings while also sparking change in gender relationships, activism against sexual abuse, and a wave of divorce across the Middle East. KISMET discloses how profoundly Turkish soaps penetrate viewers’ social and religious realities while empowering and helping women to transform their lives and strengthen the debate about women’s rights across the region.

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Thursday, October 23
7pm
Gelman Library Room 702

Did you know that in 1969 forty members of Students for a Democratic Society seized GW's Maury Hall, home of the Sino-Soviet Institute, to protest University complicity with the Vietnam War?  Or that more than 2,000 students attended a rally in the University Yard opposing the House Un-American Activities Committee with speakers including Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman.

Find out more about the tradition of social activism at GW.  Join us for an intergenerational discussion sponsored by Lessons of the 60s, a project to document and archive local social justice organizing in Washington DC 1960-1975.  This event is a part of the “Traveling Hopefully” series.

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Jack-o-Lit: Literary pumpkin carving with faculty & librariansTuesday, October 28
3-4:30pm
Kogan Plaza/Mid-Campus Quad
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Bring your own pumpkin and sculpt your masterpiece in the company of GW's coolest faculty and librarians.  Carving implements will be provided along with cookies, cider, and nerdy-cool conversation. 

Judging begins at 4pm and prizes will be awarded for the best literary adaptation, best team (bring your friends), and best overall pumpkins.

Costumes aren't required, but are definitely encouraged!  Extra cookies and instant respect if you arrive dressed as any literary or classical character. 

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Lit Review How ToAre you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation?  Come to one or all of these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity.  All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.  Please bring your own computer.

Citation Chasing
Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30pm
How do you build on someone else's research?  How do you find the research they used?  Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.

Dissertation and Theses Online
Thursday, Oct.16 at 5:30pm  
Monday, Oct. 20 at 5:30pm
 
Do you know what other people in your own department or under your own advisor have done? Do you want to see some of the most current research in your field?  Librarian David Ettinger will show you how to find dissertations and theses from GW and around the world. 

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GW Libraries Recognized for Exemplary ProgramGW Libraries have been recognized by the Association of College & Research Libraries as an "Exemplary Program" for "Information Literacy Best Practices" in the category of "Collaboration."  This honor acknowledges the libraries' innovative work with the University Writing Program and the great results of that collaboration for GW students.  Read more about about this award on the "Exemplary Programs" website.

ACRL Model Program Badge

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