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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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Graduate Student Association Symposium

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at George Washington University is excited to announce our 2017 symposium, (re)collections: Tracing Power and Community in Cultural Memory. (Re)collections hopes to explore the ways in which representation, community, and power collide. That is, how do societies represent themselves within their literature, art, and pop culture? How to they represent subaltern or minority groups, such as colonized, disabled, poor, racialized, or LGBTQ+ subjects? Where are the spaces where these non-dominant groups find ways to represent themselves? Learn more about the symposium...

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Conference
Event Type: Public
Data Demystified

Research data is data that is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results, but what does that really mean for your own work? Data librarian Mandy Gooch will define research data & data-related terms and discuss common data formats. You'll explore trustworthy repositories, access restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Panel Discussion

Please join Dean Vinson, your colleagues, a faculty panel, and our keynote speaker (Kiernan Mathews) for a symposium on the “State of the Associate Professorship.” The symposium is open to all faculty members, not just associate professors. 

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Panel Discussion
Event Type: Faculty
Data Management

Data management refers to activities that support the long-term preservation, access, and use of data. In this short online workshop Data Librarian Mandy Gooch will discuss best practices for data management and the tools, people, and resources the GW Libraries provide to help you.

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

Reduce risk and liability at events with alcohol by learning how to throw a responsible party. In this workshop, we will review the Procedures for Events with Alcohol and answer questions about how to register an event with the university.

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Michael Gibbs Hill

This lecture explores a startling coincidence in world literature: the overlapping careers of Lin Shu 林紓 (1852–1924) and Muṣṭafā Luṭfī al-Manfalūṭī (1876–1924). Both men—who died in the same year—published famous “translations” of Western-language fiction without the benefit of knowing foreign languages and put forward a set of traditionalist literary values through their practice as writers and figures in the popular press. Their popularity also generated harsh disavowals from their contemporaries and from later generations eager to show they were modern writers, critics, and readers of Arabic and Chinese...

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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, February 25, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Campaigning for Change

The Campaigning for Change workshop series is designed to train undergraduate and graduate students in community organizing and advocacy. Workshops will be led by faculty from the Graduate School of Political Management and cover topics like grassroots engagement, coalition building, and message development. Undergraduate participants are eligible to submit a community action plan and compete for up to $500 for implementation. More info at gwcfc.wordpress.com

Is there a change you want to make? A social justice issue you want to address? Campaigning...

Date and Time:
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Finding Info on Firms & Companies

Are you doing research on a company for a class or during your job hunt? This workshop, taught by librarian Shmuel Ben-Gad, will cover both quantitative and qualitative sources.

Date and Time:
Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Speaker: Leah Richardson, public services, research, and instruction librarian, GW Gelman Library

Mitch Snyder (1943-1990) was a radical advocate for the rights of homeless people, and leader of the Community for Creative Non-Violence in Washington, D.C. Much is known about his advocacy and radical political protests, but less is known about the profound transformation that Snyder experienced while in prison when he met the radical Catholic priests (and brothers) Philip and Daniel Berrigan.

This talk will focus on the lesser known story of Mitch Snyder's experience and early acts of radical...

Date and Time:
Monday, February 27, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Developing Engaging Presentations

Join GW Libraries and Librarian Mandy Gooch for a session on creating presentations for school projects, interviews, or anything! In this workshop you will learn a few tips and tricks for keeping your audience captivated, telling your story, finding resources, and moving beyond basic presentation templates. 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 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
Shaping Your Professional Online Presence

A polished online presence can help you not only pass a potential employer's Google search, but also get recruited for jobs you want. Featuring LinkedIn and Twitter, plus Facebook.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Staging & Pacing Course Assignments

Want to lead students through a complex project or series of assignments but aren’t sure how? This session looks at scaffolding, pacing, and timing principles that provide a roadmap to success.

The Teaching & Learning Fundamentals Series is hosted by the University Teaching & Learning Center. Learn how to design courses and assignments for significant learning, as drawn from the Course Design Institute.
 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
Collaborating Using GitHub

Github is a popular platform for sharing and collaborating on open-source code, data, and much more. This workshop will introduce you to using Git and Github for version control, collaboration, and showcasing your work.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
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, March 1, 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

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