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Events at GW Libraries

Upcoming events at GW Libraries. You may also want to look at our News & Events page for updates and activities.

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Programming with Python

One of the reasons that Python is a popular programming language is that it can be easy for novices to learn. This workshop will introduce participants to programming by using Python to focus on the basic concepts that all programming languages build upon.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
One Hundred Hungers

Laura Camp is a poet, writer and educator based in Santa Fe, NM. A long-time public radio producer, Lauren hosts “Audio Saucepan,” a spicy mash of border-defying jazz, Americana, contemporary classical and world music with interpretive readings of contemporary poetry.

Her new collection explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent. One Hundred Hungers tells overlapping stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation, evoking Baghdad in the 1940s at a time when tensions began to emerge along ethnic and religious lines. She also draws upon memories of...

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Course Design Institute

CDI is a “bootcamp” style program that guides faculty through the design of a new course or the re-design an existing one in a facilitated, supported environment. Participants experience the iterative, dynamic, and scholarly process of learning-focused course design and the benefits of active learning.

All GW faculty members are invited to apply. The time commitment is an intensive 4.5 days and $500 stipends are awarded upon successful completion. Food and many opportunities to collaborate with fellow faculty are an integral part of the experience. The CDI has proven relevant to any teaching mode. This...

Date and Time:
Friday, March 24, 2017 (All day)
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Deadlines
Event Type: Faculty
Rare Book Fridays

In honor of Women's History Month, drop by the March Rare Book Friday to learn more about the intersecting identities of women across several centuries and geographic regions. This inclusive exhibit features rare books and archival materials documenting the lives and works of a diverse selection of women of different races, ethnicities, religions, sexual identities, gender expression, economic status, age or ability.  

Rare Book Friday is a monthly open house, featuring an up-close look at the materials of GW's special collections. Archivists choose a different collection for...

Date and Time:
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
workshop

Learn and practice how transparent design practices can improve the impact and success of assignments in your course. Professor Mary-Ann Winkelmes (PhD Harvard) will lead faculty through a peer-review of their own assignments. For more information and to register, click hereBRING 1 ASSIGNMENT TO WORK ON. Read more about her work here

Date and Time:
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:45pm
Location: Duques Hall, Room 152
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Faculty
Workshop

A gathering and informal discussion for all GW students led by faculty from the English Department. We start with stories of learning, teaching and living at a time when racism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism and other forms of hate are on the rise, and then move to group discussion. The objective here is better understanding and faculty-student community at a difficult time. All who would like to contribute positively are welcome. Refreshments and honest conversation.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Other
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
A Splendid Wake 2017

Join us for A Splendid Wake, the annual celebration of poetry in the nation’s capital from 1900 to the Present. This 5th event in the series will feature presentations on Kid's Poetry Scene: Poets and Programs, Washington's Word Warriors: the history of DC poetry slam, Sterling Brown and the Howard Poets With Samantha Jackson and Isaiah Holloway, Scorched by the Sun: a Tribute to Moshe Dor, and A Tribute to Nan Fry.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Panel Discussion
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, March 25, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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
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...

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
 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
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...

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
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
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.

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

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