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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
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 pop-up exhibit of original and unique artifacts, books, and documents from the GW Libraries Special Collection Research Center and the Global Resources Center will be on display and staff will be available to discuss the materials and the context in which they were created and used. The materials will document and relate to themes of privacy, surveillance, governmental censorship, and creative acts of resistence that were employed throughout various historical moments.
The Judaic Studies Program at the George Washington University is pleased to invite you to Network or State? International Law and the History of Jewish Self-Determination presented by Moria Paz (Stanford Law School).
Please register here!
George Washington University’s Judaic Studies Program in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is proud to host the The Jewish History Colloquium (JHC). The Colloquium provides a hub for faculty, postdoctoral students, independent researchers and graduate students working in the field of modern Jewish history in the Greater D.C. area.
R is a programming language that is popular for data exploration, visualization, and statistical analysis. This workshop will introduce participants to basic R tasks such as reading data into R, analyzing data, and plotting data.
No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. Please bring a laptop to this workshop. In advance of the workshop, please install R from r-project.org and the free version of RStudio Desktop from rstudio.com. If you need help installing these, please schedule a Coding Consultation (http://go.gwu.edu/coding) and we'd be glad to help you.
This hour long workshop will provide an introduction to tools at your disposal to keep your digital life secure and private. There is much discussion taking place about why privacy matters in digital contexts. After a brief overview about what information is being collected, by whom, and for what purpose, we’ll learn about various technologies that will help you protect your and others’ data. You’ll leave with an understanding of how to integrate secure technologies into your personal computing habits.
The term "encryption" is thrown around almost as frequently as "cyber" in discussions of privacy and policy. But what exactly is it, and why is it necessary for modern technology?
Encryption will keep networks hackers from your credit card information, and protect the contents of a stolen laptop. It lets journalists protect sources, and protects some parts of web browsing history from prying eyes. It's a core functionality of modern life.
Yet despite its ubiquity, its secrets seem reserved for experts. But achieving a foundational understanding doesn't require a PhD in cryptography. In this talk, Erica Portnoy, staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will cover the basics of the hows and whys of encryption. What are the different places where encryption is used, and how do they differ? What can encryption protect you from? What surprising things are actually possible, and why do they work? What are the hard problems, and where do the protections of encryption break in practice?
The last in the GIS Workshop 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 attended Workshops 1 & 2 or have experience with GIS or GIS software.
Dr. Mimi Zou is Edwards Fellow in Chinese Law at Columbia Law School. Dr. Zou will present a talk based on her forthcoming article, "The ‘Employer Big Brother’ and Social Media Privacy in the Workplace: Examining the Regulatory Challenges in China."
Although many popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are blocked in China, platforms such as Weixin (WeChat), QQ, and Weibo are becoming increasingly popular. What new economic risks does this pose for workers whose employers and prospective employers may be monitoring their social media communications. What laws are in place to protect workers, and how have recent cases fared in the courts?
In this talk, Dr. Mimi Zou will explore privacy and data protection laws in China and their impact on employer access to employees' social media communications.
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 1 hour. No RSVP is required.
Please join the National Churchill Library and Center as we welcome Eugenie Buchan, author of A Few Planes for China: The Birth of the Flying Tigers. In the first half of 1942 the Flying Tigers took to the skies to fight the Japanese over Burma and China. They rarely had more than forty planes fit to fly but managed to bring down close to 300 enemy aircraft. Refreshments will be served.
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!
Students of the GW Law International Human Rights Clinic present an interactive workshop intended to help young adults understand the aspects, prevalence, and impact of cyber-violence. The workshop features helpful tips on preventing cyber-violence as well as information on resources available to those who may experience cyber-violence.
Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Maya Jasanoff for a lecture and discussion about her new book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World. This event is cosponsored by the History and English departments.
Maya Jasanoff is professor of history at Harvard University. She won both the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction and 2012 George Washington Book Prize for her most recent monograph, Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World. Her first book, Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850, won the Duff Cooper Prize in 2009.
Professor Jasanoff has also taught at the University of Virginia, and was educated at Harvard, Cambridge, and Yale.
Join the GW Geography Department for their Fall 2017 speaker series! Each semester the Department hosts a number of different speakers on a variety of topics relating to the field of Geography. Professor Ledermann is joining the Elliott School as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2017–2018 academic year. He is an economic geographer with an extensive background in sustainable agricultural development in Africa.
All are welcome to attend these exciting and intriguing talks.
Through the turn of the twentieth century, Sinospheric intellectuals were bound together by their membership in an intraregional literary culture. Even as a full range of vernacular forms developed and thrived in premodern East Asia, literary Sinitic works continued to flourish: stimulating and in turn being stimulated by vernacular works. But whereas such texts moved relatively unproblematically across the region, the sound associated with such texts varied widely. This talk explores the implications of aural variation for a literary form in which the sound of words is especially privileged: poetry, focusing on Sinitic poetry from Japan’s nineteenth century.