Thursday, November 6
Gelman Room 702
Moderated by the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, this panel will explore how scholarly research on Russia/the former Soviet Union & Central/Eastern Europe has changed over the last 25 years. What are the what are current challenges, successes, and failures in this rich area of interdisciplinary study?
Panelists will explore how changes in access to documents, archives, historical figures and other scholars have affected study of this region. They will also discuss how the views and perspective of researchers and scholars have changed due to changing circumstances and the passage of time.
Tom Blanton, Executive Director, National Security Archive
Robert W. Orttung, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Assistant Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Sharon Wolchik, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Jim Hershberg, Professor of International Affairs
Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archives Director for Cooperative Projects with Russian Archives and Institutes, Editor of the Russian and East Bloc Archival Documents Database
Friday, October 31
Gelman Library Room 702
Join us for a panel discussion of the important and emerging interdisciplinary field of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay.and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. Scholars from multiple disciplines, including Nursing, English, Psychology, and Womens' Studies, will address topics related to research, authorship, and publishing. Panelists will share their experiences on the editorial boards of journals as well as in their own prolific publishing and research. This panel is part of the continuing Strategies in Interdisciplinary Publishing Series sponsored by GW Libraries.
Kimberly Acquaviva, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of Nursing
Lisa Bowleg, Professor of Applied Social Psychology
Robert McRuer, Professor of English and Chair of English Department
Bonnie Morris, Women's Studies professor
Kimberly Acquaviva is an authority on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aging and serves on the editorial boards of several refereed journals including Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research. Dr. Acquaviva is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Society on Aging, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the American Anthropological Association, and the Society for Medical Anthropology. She is the former Co-Chair of the American Society on Aging’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN).
In her capacity as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Acquaviva works in consultation with the University’s Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs to oversee all matters related to the life cycle of a GW SoN faculty member. Dr. Acquaviva works intensively with junior and mid-level faculty in both tenure-track and non-tenure-track positions to maximize their chances for success in achieving their goals for promotion and/or tenure.
Lisa Bowleg is Professor of Applied Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at George Washington University. She holds a M.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Women’s Studies and a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from GW. She is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher whose work focuses on: (1) the social-structural context of Black men’s HIV risk and protective behaviors; (2) intersectionality; and (3) resilience and health among Black LGBs. She is a member of the editorial board of the journals LGBT Health and Sexuality Research and Social Policy and has published her LGB-related research in social science journals such as Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Sex Roles and the Journal of Lesbian Studies. She is a member of the Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS Study Section at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her most recent award includes the 2014 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association.
Robert McRuer is Professor of English at George Washington University. He is the author of Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities (1997), Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (2006) , and countless articles. He is now completing a book that considers locations of disability within contemporary political economies and globalization.
Bonnie Morris is the author of twelve books, three of which were Lambda Literary Award finalists. She is now in her 20th year as women's studies faculty at GWU. Her work address lesbian history and culture, the women's music movement, and the way women's history is understood in the classroom; Women's History for Beginners was featured on C-Span Book TV last winter. She recently won a Barbara Deming grant and a writing residency at the Hedgebrook retreat to complete her current project on the closing of women's bookstores and other radical spaces. Her essays, poems and stories have appeared in over 70 anthologies of women's writing, and last year she won the Finishing Line Press competition for a first volume of poems by a woman writer.
We will post about new and noteworthy e-resources available at GW Libraries on this blog starting in late October 2014. Check back soon for new entries!
Thursday, October 30
Gelman Library Room 708 (Global Resources Center)
Please join us at Gelman library for International Student Coffee Hour co-hosted by the Global Resources Center and the International Services Office.
Take a tour of the Global Resources center, chat with a specialist about your research and global interests and enjoy a snack with your ISO friends!
Wednesday, October 22 (tonight)
2:00 - 5:00 a.m.
The GW Division of Information Technology (IT) will be conducting emergency maintenance on the university data centers tonight. There will be intermittent technology service outages between 2-5am. The following library services will be affected:
Campus WIFI & wired internet will be unavailable
No ability to log into library computers (mac & pc)
Colonial Printing will be unavailable
No ability to log into GW email
Other affected services are: GW webpages, Enterprise Accounting System (EAS), myGW portal, GWorld, 4-Ride, iBuy and other dependent services.
For questions or to report any problems, please contact the Division of IT at 202-994-GWIT (4948), firstname.lastname@example.org or IT.GWU.EDU. Technology assistance is available through the IT Support Center 24 hours a day.
Hosted by: Heather Schell, Assistant Professor of Writing
Wednesday, October 29
Gelman Library, Room 214*
Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, and KISMET delves into this phenomenon, exploring how the serials captivate, inspire and empower women. The film reveals how the soaps impact and break down negative stereotypes and traditional taboos, openly discussing rape, sexual and domestic violence, child and arranged marriages, and honor killings while also sparking change in gender relationships, activism against sexual abuse, and a wave of divorce across the Middle East. KISMET discloses how profoundly Turkish soaps penetrate viewers’ social and religious realities while empowering and helping women to transform their lives and strengthen the debate about women’s rights across the region.
A film by Nina Maria Paschalidou
Greece/Cyprus, 2013, 57 minutes
*Please note that space is limited for this event. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, October 23
Gelman Library Room 702
Did you know that in 1969 forty members of Students for a Democratic Society seized GW's Maury Hall, home of the Sino-Soviet Institute, to protest University complicity with the Vietnam War? Or that more than 2,000 students attended a rally in the University Yard opposing the House Un-American Activities Committee with speakers including Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman.
Find out more about the tradition of social activism at GW. Join us for an intergenerational discussion sponsored by Lessons of the 60s, a project to document and archive local social justice organizing in Washington DC 1960-1975. This event is a part of the “Traveling Hopefully” series.
If you’ve been on the 6th floor this fall, you’ve noticed that there are very full shelves and very empty ones. Beginning on October 20th we will undertake a floor-wide shift to rebalance shelving space.
"Shifting" is the movement of volumes between shelves within a library building. The need to shift occurs because collections expand with little to no space available on adjacent shelves. Gelman’s 6th floor has reached the point in which all the volumes need to be relocated. By the time the shift project is completed (before Thanksgiving), practically every volume will have been moved, some only a shelf away, and others many shelves away.
The shift project will progress backwards through the entire 6th floor. It will begin in the far right corner, the southwest corner, of the floor and will conclude with the PNs in the near left corner, the northeast corner of the floor.
Staff will cordon off one section of the stacks at a time while they move all the volumes on these shelves to their new locations.
Books in the current work-zone, and those between, will be unavailable. If you need a book from a work-zone, please complete and submit this form. The library will contact you when the book is ready for pick-up. Most books will be retrieved within 24 hours, but books requested on Fridays may take 48 hours.
Please contact Jean A. Pec at email@example.com with any questions.
Tuesday, October 28
Kogan Plaza/Mid-Campus Quad
Bring your own pumpkin and sculpt your masterpiece in the company of GW's coolest faculty and librarians. Carving implements will be provided along with cookies, cider, and nerdy-cool conversation.
Judging begins at 4pm and prizes will be awarded for the best literary adaptation, best team (bring your friends), and best overall pumpkins.
Costumes aren't required, but are definitely encouraged! Extra cookies and instant respect if you arrive dressed as any literary or classical character.
Saturday, October 18
11am -or- 1pm
Gelman Room 219
The modern library is much more than just books and a place to study. Learn from teaching librarians how crucial the innovative services and technologies of the GW Libraries are to undergraduate success.
Thursday, October 16
Gelman Library, room 702
Free, no registration necessary
The DC Vernacular Music Archive at The George Washington University invites you to attend the opening exhibit and first annual symposium "Hear in DC: Vernacular Music in the Nation's Capital."
Covering bluegrass, folk, punk, and go-go music a panel of local artists and historians will discuss the homegrown music that makes Washington's cultural geography special. Moderated by Marc Eisenberg of the DC Music Salon, panelist include Andy Wallace, Ian MacKaye, Kevin Hammond, Kip Lornell, and Stephen Wade who will also perform. Following the symposium attendees are welcome to view the exhibit with items from Washington's influential music history.
Thursday, October 16
Gelman Library, Teamsters Room (702)
Free, no registration necessary
Saturday, October 18th 2014
Eckles Library, 1st floor
Join us in a celebration of research, music, and art as we award the 2014 Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence and open the Women's Leadership Program's annual art show!
Meet the student artists and writers and enjoy refreshments.
Friday, October 10 at 5:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
The George Washington University’s Gelman Library, future home of the National Churchill Library and Center, and the Washington DC area chapter of the Churchill Society invite you to attend the launch of Sleep in Peace Tonight, a novel by James MacManus about the harrowing days in 1941 when FDR sent Harry Hopkins to England, where Winston Churchill wooed him to gain American support for the beleaguered English war effort.
Sleep in Peace Tonight will be available for purchase at a reception following the reading and Mr. MacManus will sign. Light refreshments will be served.
Friday, October 17
Gelman Libary 1st Floor
Join us to welcome the arrival of the Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran to Gelman Library's first floor. Learn more about this wonderful resource for the study of photography, photojournalism, exhibition design, interior design, and art education. Some items in this collection are not owned by any other library in the Washington area.
A special exhibit of the artists' books collection from the Corcoran, which is now being housed and cared for by Special Collections, will be available as well. Artists’ books are works of art, sometimes published in small editions and sometimes one-of-a-kind, that are manifested in book or book-like form. The Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran contains more than 200 artists' books focusing broadly on the theme of social justice.
Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation? Come to one or all of these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity. All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219.
Monday, Oct. 13 at 5:30pm
Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30pm
How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Chase down those citations like a pro with tips from librarian Tolonda Henderson.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 5:30pm
One you've done all this research how do you keep track of it? Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks,Zotero and Manadalay. Librarian Dolsy Smith help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.
Dissertation and Theses Online
Thursday, Oct.16 at 5:30pm
Monday, Oct. 20 at 5:30pm
Do you know what other people in your own department or under your own advisor have done? Do you want to see some of the most current research in your field? Librarian David Ettinger will show you how to find dissertations and theses from GW and around the world.
Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 5:30pm
Thursday, Oct. 23at 5:30pm
How do you know what research is out there? How can you know what you don't know? Librarian David Killian will help you be sure with a comprensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat. This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.