Graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues and best practices are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, January 7-9, 2015. This free collaborative event features experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience.
Topics include: Finding and Reusing Data, Documentation and Metadata, Data Wrangling, Rights and Access, Data Visualization, Database Creation, and more. The Bootcamp is a combination of on-site activities and presentations offered through the 4-VA Telepresence system. Registration for the Data Management Bootcamp is required.
The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of Virginia Tech, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William & Mary, and the University of Virginia.
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.