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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.

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
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
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
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 display each month and are on hand to a discuss the books and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to interact with rare and historic items that you can access in Gelman Library with the help of special collections staff. Learn how to enhance your research using the rich trove of primary sources available in GW's Special Collections Research Center.

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
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 year, we are adding more examples and discussion about adapting the many ideas for in-person courses to online courses. Learn more about the Course Design Institute here!

 

Date and Time:
Friday, March 24, 2017 (All day)
Location: ONLINE
Event Format: Deadlines
Event Type: Faculty
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 Sabbath dinners in America to reveal how family culture persists.

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
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
Spatial Analysis with QGIS

The last workshop in the GIS series will highlight some of the the more advanced options available through the QGIS platform, focusing on how to draw towards conclusions from data sets and work with both raster and vector data formats. Some experience required. Participants should have atttended workshops 1 & 2 or have experience with GIS or GIS software.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

Join Professor Jeffrey Cohen from the GW English Department and his Chaucer class for hands-on history at Write Like a Scribe Day. View selected manuscripts from our Special Collections and then use the latest technology of 1478 - a quill, ink, and vellum -  to create your own. Get your hands dirty and learn something about history you can't necessarily find in a book - how the media you use in part determines the possibilities for the writing and story-telling you can undertake. Medieval(ish) refreshments will be served. 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
International Student Coffee Hour GRC

Please join us in the Global Resources Center (GRC) for an international student coffee hour co-hosted with the International Services Office (ISO). Enjoy a snack with your ISO friends and get to know the outstanding resources of the GRC!  

On display will be some of the rare and special holdings of the GRC. From Iranian schoolbooks to Russian resistance zines; from Japanese literature to Chinese military newspapers; from North Korean textbooks to classic works of Islamic law, the GRC's librarian-experts have chosen some of their most unique and interesting pieces to exhibit during this event.

Please RSVP: go.gwu.edu/GRCCoffee 

The GRC focuses upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward with the following specialized resource centers: Russia, Eurasia, Central & Eastern Europe, China Documentation CenterTaiwan Resource CenterJapan Resource CenterKorea ResourcesMiddle East & North Africa.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Location: Global Resources Center (Gelman Library, Room 708)
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Completing a Map

Building on Workshop 1: GIS Interface Basics, learn proper cartographic considerations and practices. The end result will be a “my first map”. Participants should have attended Workshop 1 or have experience with GIS or GIS software.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
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, March 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Rooms 301 and 302
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
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Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
How to Build a Web Page

The internet may be full of cats, but it's built on HTML. Learn the basics of the web's three core languages and how they come together and can be used to make content. We will cover the basics of page structure and how to use HTML, CSS and JS (the three languages that form what is known as HTML5). Even if you're using WordPress, Drupal or a blogging tool, this will still help you build better content.

Requirements: your own laptop (Windows users please install Notepad++). We can provide Chromebooks if needed.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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