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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.

Pervez Musharraf

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes General Pervez Musharraf for a discussion about his experiences as President in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks; his views on current US foreign, immigration, and antiterrorism policy; and Winston Churchill's legacy in Pakistan and India.  

General Musharraf was President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan from 2001-2008.  He came to power following a military coup against the civilian government, and played a key and controversial role in the American war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda.  He also presided over a partial liberalization of Pakistani culture, and earned the ire of fundamentalist Islamic leaders.  

Please RSVP here!

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
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 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
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, April 5, 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, April 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Rooms 301 and 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Essential Congressional Research

Did you land your dream job on Capitol Hill this summer or are you interested in working for Congress? Then be sure to join librarians David Ettinger and Morgan Stoddard at this workshop where they will review the essentials of congressional research. Students will leave this workshop ready to impress with their knowledge of the key resources for finding information on the U.S. Congress!

Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Arts and the Humanities #Resist

For decades, afternoon tea with colleagues has been a tradition at research institutes throughout the world. Many of us may know it as a “salon”.

We invite you to join the cross-disciplinary conversation at this monthly XDTea @ 3:00 on the topic of "Arts and Humanities #Resist: A Salon with Jeffrey J. Cohen." Tea and cookies will be served. No RSVP required.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Salon
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Memorials in Harry Potter

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling describes a statue of the Potter family in Godric’s Hollow’s village square and a memorial sign in front of the house where James and Lily died but never explains where they came from. Listen to a theory about when these memorials were likely to have been erected and learn how you can write your own academic paper about The Boy Who Lived!

Date and Time:
Monday, April 3, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Interpreting and Obtaining Data from Historical Maps

This workshop will highlight the utility of historical maps as objects themselves and subjects for research. In this seminar/workshop participants will learn how to make sense of historical maps, georeference them and obtain data from them. This seminar will require some previous experience with GIS software.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 31, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Building a WordPress Portfolio

Anyone, anywhere who makes things for a living needs to have a digital space to represent their work. How else do you expect to attract attention for what you do? How else can you keep your work organized, current, and ready for display? Learn how to impress potential employers with a great portfolio through this open lab session with librarian Mandy Gooch.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 31, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Poetry Reading

Join the GW Persian Program, the GW Language Center, and the GW Libraries' Global Resources Center for an evening of contemporary and Classical Persian Poetry to ring in the Persian year 1396.

Students will present verses from a variety of Persian literary masterpieces both in the original language and in translation.

Please RSVP here!

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
3:45pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Building a WordPress Portfolio

Anyone, anywhere who makes things for a living needs to have a digital space to represent their work. How else do you expect to attract attention for what you do? How else can you keep your work organized, current, and ready for display? Learn how to impress potential employers with a great portfolio through this open lab session with librarian Mandy Gooch. First come, first served seating, and please bring your own laptop to this session.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Gender & Team Science: Improving Effectiveness of Research Teams

Examining gender issues in team science is critical from the perspective of advancing and facilitating actions at the organizational level.  Organizations can set goals for improving the diversity, capacity, and quality of human capital by creating a more responsive, effective and efficient research environment for people to develop and work. This presentation, organized by C3@GW - Creating a Culture of Collaboration at George Washington University will review the literature related to gender and team science, with a focus on evidence-based policy implications designed to guide how research institutions can improve the processes and practices that affect how science is conducted.  Light refreshments will be served.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
 Tagging, Finding and Organizing Your Digital Files

Do you struggle to sort through your growing collection of photographs, music, papers, and other files? Digital services librarian Rachel Trent will show you tips, tricks, and best practices for managing your personal digital file management. You will learn about embedding and organizing metadata (tags) to aid in the management and retrieval of various digital file formats.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Nationalism & Difference in the Middle East: Graduate Research using Primary Sources

This graduate student panel will highlight the exciting research being done by GWU graduate students of History and Regional Studies, as well as the resources available in our libraries helping them to make original contributions to their fields. Students from Fall 2016’s class on “Citizenship and Difference in the Middle East” with Professor Dina Khoury will discuss the original research that they conducted using resources available through the Global Resources Center.

Please RSVP here

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Panel Discussion
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Panel Discussion

OVPR's Research Enhancement Unit offers a series of engaging Faculty Research Salons designed to connect GW faculty from diverse disciplines in collaborative intellectual and scholarly exchange around research-themed issues, questions and challenges. The salons are moderated by leading faculty and university leadership.

The topic for this salon will be, "What are the possibilities for research using social media data?" The discussion will be led by Dr. Kimberly Gross and Dr. Howie Huang. It is being hosted by GW Libraries and the OVPR Research Enhancement Unit.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Salon
Event Type: Faculty

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