Did you land your dream job on Capitol Hill this summer or are you interested in working for Congress? Then be sure to join librarians David Ettinger and Morgan Stoddard at this workshop where they will review the essentials of congressional research. Students will leave this workshop ready to impress with their knowledge of the key resources for finding information on the U.S. Congress!
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For decades, afternoon tea with colleagues has been a tradition at research institutes throughout the world. Many of us may know it as a “salon”.
We invite you to join the cross-disciplinary conversation at this monthly XDTea @ 3:00 on the topic of "Arts and Humanities #Resist: A Salon with Jeffrey J. Cohen." Tea and cookies will be served. No RSVP required.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling describes a statue of the Potter family in Godric’s Hollow’s village square and a memorial sign in front of the house where James and Lily died but never explains where they came from. Listen to a theory about when these memorials were likely to have been erected and learn how you can write your own academic paper about The Boy Who Lived!
This workshop will highlight the utility of historical maps as objects themselves and subjects for research. In this seminar/workshop participants will learn how to make sense of historical maps, georeference them and obtain data from them. This seminar will require some previous experience with GIS software.
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.
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!
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.
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 designed to guide how research institutions can improve the processes and practices that affect how science is conducted. Light refreshments will be served.
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.
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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
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.
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.
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 here. BRING 1 ASSIGNMENT TO WORK ON. Read more about her work here!