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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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Large eye with text: Privacy Week, November 13-17, 2017

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.

 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
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...

Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
A Few Planes for China

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.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Intro to 3D 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 1 hour. No RSVP is required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Large eye with text: Privacy Week, November 13-17, 2017

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...

Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Spatial Analysis with QGIS

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.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201) and ONLINE
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Visualizing Data with GIS Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Large eye with text: Privacy Week, November 13-17, 2017

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...

Date and Time:
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Working with Secure Technologies

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.

Date and Time:
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
A Walk on the R side logo

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 (...

Date and Time:
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Large eye with text: Privacy Week, November 13-17, 2017

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. 

Date and Time:
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Open House
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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. Contact prevention@gwu.edu with questions or for more information.

Date and Time:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Bob Costa

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Robert Costa for a discussion about the current political scene and the lessons of history.

Robert Costa is a national political reporter for The Washington Post, a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and the moderator of Washington Week on PBS.     

Mr. Costa was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Pennsylvania.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, where the focus of his study was Winston Churchill.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
ASTP

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:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: By Invitation Only
Lecture

Join the GW Geography Department in welcoming Sir Andrew Motion, Poet Laureat of the UK and President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Andrew Motion is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. He is co-founder of the online Poetry Archive. In 2012 he became President of the Campaign to Protect rural England, taking over from Bill Bryson. In 2015 he was appointed a Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including most recently the Ted Hughes Award (2015), and has...

Date and Time:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Churchill's Last Stand

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Felix Klos for a discussion of his new book, Churchill's Last Stand: The Struggle to Unite Europe.

Felix Klos is an American/Dutch historian and the author of Churchill on Europe: The Untold Story of Churchill's European Project.  He has worked as an intern in the United States Senate and for the Dutch Liberal Democratic Party D66.   

Mr Klos was educated at Middlebury College and the University of Oxford. 

Date and Time:
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public

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