The AIDS Memorial Quilt was designed to foster healing, heighten awareness, and inspire action in the age of AIDS. The mission began in San Francisco in 1987 with the creation of the NAMES Project Foundation.
A Reading by Jericho Brown
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Gelman Library, Room 702
Please join the English Department and the GWU community in welcoming Jericho Brown to campus as part of the Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series.
A cursory look through some of Jericho Brown’s poetry such as “Heart Condition” or “Langston Blue” reveals a straightforward poetic style that conveys not-so-straightforward themes and emotions. There is an undeniable force behind the words of Brown’s poetry.
In a recent interview with the Poetry Society of America, Jericho Brown outlined some of the guiding principles he keeps in mind while writing a poem, stating: “I strive to be clear – not obvious. I am neither afraid of nor married to difficult or accessibility. I mean to write poems that are felt before they are understood.” And that is exactly what he does in his most recent book of poetry, The New Testament.
Brown’s second book of poetry, The New Testament, infuses myth, fable, elegy and fairy tale to explore themes of race, masculinity and sexuality. Brown’s reconceptualization of the New Testament has received an array of advance praise from authors and publishers alike. A review published by NPR aptly identifies the muted power present in Brown’s new book: “What’s most remarkable in these poems is that, while they never stop speaking through gritted teeth, never quite make the choice between hope and fear, they are always beautiful, full of a music.”
Prior to The New Testament, Brown published another well-received book of poetry entitled Please, which examines the intersection of love and violence. In addition, his work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Oxford American, The Nation, and Nikki Giovanni’s 100 Best African American Poets.
Brown was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dillard University, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. He has previously taught at the University of San Diego. He is now an assistant professor in Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
For his first work of poetry, Please, Brown was awarded the American Book Award. Additionally, for his work in creative writing, Brown has been honored with the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and a Whiting Writer’s Award.
Technology Policy with Michael Nelson
Tuesday, November 4
Technology Policy with Michael Nelson
Tuesday, November 11
Professor Brett Berlin will host this two part series on technology policy and the future. His first guest speaker, Professor Michael Nelson, will discuss the evolution of the Internet from its early days to policy implications today. The following week Professor Berlin will be joined by Thomas Kalil for a discussion on the future of internet and technology policy.
Michael Nelson is an adjunct professor of Internet Studies in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology Program where he engages in research and teaching on the “The Future of the Internet” and related technology trends.
Thomas Kalil is the Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Tehcnology Policy, and the Senior Advisor for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the National Economic Council.
Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day)
Are you a graduate student working on a literature review for a thesis or dissertation? Get serious about your scholarship by attending these 30-minute workshops to learn tips that will save you time and sanity. Our Veteran's Day "Boot Camp" offers several popular workshops together - attend one or all.
All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219. Please bring your own computer. Kids off school? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome.
10am - Citation Management
10:30am - Citation Chasing
11am - How to Stay Current in Your Field
11:30am - Dissertations and Theses Online
2pm - Citation Chasing
2:30pm - Citation Management
3pm - Dissertations and Theses Online
3:30pm - Searching WorldCat
4pm - How to Stay Current in Your Field
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.
Dissertations and Theses Online
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.
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 comprehensive search of all published book literature using Worldcat. This workshop is best for disciplines that write books, especially the humanities and social sciences.
Once you've done all that research how do you keep track of it? Step away from the notecards and learn about online citation tools like Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley. Librarian David Hills will help you find the tool that is right for you and get you started using it.
How To Stay Current in Your Field
Librarian Ann Brown will help you find out how to stay current in your field. You'll learn how to set up journal table of contents alerts, search alerts, and identify key journals in your field.