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Archive of Past Library Events

These are past events, they have already happened, don't try to go to them! Take a look at our Upcoming Events page for a current list.

Workshop

Held twice per semester on the George Washington University campus, the D.C. Working-Class History Seminar is a forum for discussing works of labor and working-class studies in progress. Before each meeting, the organizers pre-circulate two unpublished papers, 25-30 pages in length. The attendees, who are mostly graduate students and faculty, then discuss the papers with their authors.

Date and Time:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Breakfast Break

Stop by to grab a granola bar, fruit and a fresh cup of coffee!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Location: Gelman Library, Outside room 219
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Buff and Blue Happy Hour

Buff & Blue Happy Hour is a study break brought to you by the Colonial Health Center. Join us for relaxing coloring, Play-Doh, snacks and other givewaways to help you relax and recharge your mind and body!

 

Date and Time:
Monday, May 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 302
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Breakfast Break

Stop by to grab a granola bar, fruit and a fresh cup of coffee!

Date and Time:
Monday, May 8, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Location: Gelman Library, Outside room 219
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Buff and Blue Happy Hour

Buff & Blue Happy Hour is a study break brought to you by the Colonial Health Center. Join us for relaxing coloring, Play-Doh, snacks and other givewaways to help you relax and recharge your mind and body!

Date and Time:
Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: Eckles Library
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

With graduation approaching, it’s time to take hold of your career search.  Come learn about resources that you can take advantage of now, through the library, while you still have full access to them.  Whether you are exploring a career, seeking out job information, scouting out networking opportunities, or preparing for an interview, we will help you identify some of the best places to get the information you need. This workshop will be held both in person (Gelman 300) and online via WebEx.

 

Date and Time:
Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:45pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300 and Online
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Intro to 3-D Modeling with Tinkercad

Discover the amazing possibilities of 3-D modeling in this introduction to Tinkercad, a free, browser-based CAD software. You will learn how to create 3-D models from scratch and import existing models to modify. Feel free to bring your own laptop or you can borrow a Chromebook at the workshop.This concise and hands-on introduction will last about 45 minutes. No RSVP is required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
MISSING MAPS

Join the GWU Humanitarian Mapping Society, and the Missing Maps Project for a mapathon, helping to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. 

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project who's goal is to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.

Mapping beings at 6pm, and training for newcomers will also be offered at this time. Food/drinks will be available mid-way through the event.

Arrive early to check in at the front desk of the library, and please make sure to bring your laptop to the event!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Alcohol Skills Training Program

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a program designed to discuss GW's drinking culture and to foster a conversation with students about how to reduce their risks if they choose to consume alcohol. Please complete this form to reserve your seat. Contact prevention@gwu.edu with questions or for more information.

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Mishka Shubaly

The Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series presents: Mishla Shubaly. Mishka Shubaly is a musician, memoirist, and marathoner who has written about his experience with "drink, drugs, disasters, desire, deception, and their aftermath," as well as recovering from addiction and his new life in sobriety.  The author of several Kindle Singles bestsellers, his work has drawn comparisons to Charles Bukowski, and his new memoir "not only describes Shubaly’s two decades at the mercy of the bottle, but also his ultimate redemption via extreme long-distance running...[including] 50-60 mile all-terrain races," something he compares in terms of level of masochism to the addiction and alcoholism he left behind. 

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Cabinet's Finest Hour

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes David Owen (Lord Owen) for a discussion of his new book, Cabinet's Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda of May 1940. With keen insight, gained in part from having sat at the Cabinet table himself, Lord Owen examines the tense Cabinet meetings that followed Winston Churchill's appointment as Prime Minister, as he and his colleagues debated whether to negotiate with Hitler. Lord Owen will also discuss the current state of Brexit, and its potential impact on U.S.--U.K. relations. 

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Snacks

Free snacks for graduate students! Grab n' go a snack to keep you energized during your late library sessions.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Outside room 219
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Panel Discussion

Collaborative teams can benefit from using a variety of emerging technologies. In this University Seminar event, colleagues from across the GWU campus will examine the roles for collaborative technologies in our work, and how we can best structure our teams to utilize these resources. Collaborative technologies for sense-making, project management, learning and knowledge sharing, and collaborative data analysis will all be explored during the symposium. Since most collaboration begins with informal conversations, following the panel discussion there will also be time to share experiences with your colleagues.

The C3@GWU University Seminar is funded through the GWU Office of the Provost.

Date and Time:
Friday, April 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Panel Discussion
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Dallek Book

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Matthew Dallek for a discussion of his new book, Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security, which was awarded the 2017 Henry Adams Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government.

Matthew Dallek is associate professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, a political historian, and a frequent commentator in the news media on politics, history, and public affairs. The author of three books, his essays and reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, the L.A. TimesYahoo News, the Journal of Policy History, and numerous other scholarly and popular publications.

Refreshments will be served.

Date and Time:
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Sandweg

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center and the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) welcome John R. Sandweg, former Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under President Barack Obama.  Mr. Sandweg will discuss the potential economic effects from changes to global immigration policies.

Prior to serving as Acting Director, Mr. Sandweg served as Acting General Counsel for ICE.  Previously, he served as Counselor at the Department of Homeland Security.  He is frequently quoted regarding immigration and security issues in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR, and elsewhere.

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public

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