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.