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Digital DC: Students Write the History of Foggy Bottom

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:41
April 24, 2015

Monday, April 27
Noon-1pm
Gelman Library, Room 702 

Join Professor Christopher Klemek and the students in History 2020 as they uncover the layers of history around campus in DigitalDC, an interactive website telling the story of Foggy Bottom through documents, images, and oral histories.

The project is the culmination of the students' semester-long research project, making use of the resources at Gelman's Special Collections Research Center as well as numerous other archives around the city. 

Read more about the 2014 event and unveiling of the website in the GW Today article "DigitalDC Brings Washington Alive at the Click of a Mouse."

Remembering the Holocaust: A Story of Loss, Love and Survival

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:32
April 21, 2015

Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall
Gelman Library, 7th floor

The Remembering the Holocaust: A Story of Loss, Love and Survival exhibit was created by GW's class on “Holocaust Memory." This exhibit is based on the experiences of two extraordinary young Polish Jews, Norman and Amalie Petranker Salsitz, most of whose relatives were murdered in the Holocaust but who, by their courage and wits, survived, got married, came to America, raised a family and wrote a gripping memoir, Against All Odds. The many photographs and documents they saved, and their utter devotion to memory, enabled them to amass and document a collection that is utterly unique and that forms the basis of this exhibition.  It tells their story as well as the story of a world that was and is no more.

Read more about the exhibit and the opening, addressed by Esther Dezube, the daughter of the Salsitzes; Steven Lerman, the Provost of George Washington University; the students who created the exhibition; and the course’s instructor, Walter Reich, GW’s Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor, who is a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: GW Student Exhibit: A Story of Holocaust Survival ‘Against All Odds’: “Remembering the Holocaust” captures the stunning life of Norman and Amalie Salsitz

This exhibit is made possible by a Faculty & Staff Innovation Grant from the Shenkman Career Services Fund.  

Now Hiring Undergraduate and Graduate Processing Assistants for Summer and Fall 2015

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:45
April 20, 2015

The DC Africana Archives Project is seeking five George Washington University and Howard University students to serve as processing assistants for the upcoming summer and fall semesters.  Students who work as processing assistants for DCAAP will receive a wealth of training and experience in archival processing and Africana history and culture. Students will also be introduced to influential administrators and curators serving at museums, universities, cultural centers, libraries and research institutions across the region.  Please see the attached job description for details, and contact Alexandra Krensky, Project Archivist, with any questions at akrensky@email.gwu.edu.

 

DCAAP Student Processor Job Announcement.3.23.15.pdf

Files:  DCAAP Student Processor Job Announcement.3.23.15.pdf

International Student Coffee Hour in the Global Resources Center

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:29
April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 23
10-11:30am
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!

RSVP: tinyurl.com/2015iCoffeehr

Will's Birthday Bash

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:18
April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 21
2-4pm
Gelman Library Reading Porch
Rain location: Gelman 219

Party Bard-y with GW Libraries and GW English as we celebrate the 451st birthday of William Shakespeare. Join us on the Gelman Reading Porch for cakes and tea while enjoying student poetry performances. You can also make your own quill pen and, of course, take a birthday selfie with Will.  

Woven Words: Poetry, Art, and the Book

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:58
April 14, 2015

April 1 - May 31, 2015
Media and Public Affairs Building second floor display cases.

April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our culture" by visiting this new exhibit from the Corcoran Art & Design Collection, focusing on the relationship of poetry and art as illustrated through artists’ books. The display features the numerous artists’ books from the collection that utilize poetry or lyrics as a basis for artistic expression in book form. 

Pages of some of the volumes in the display cases will be changed throughout the exhibition so that visitors will have the opportunity to view the range of images in the books.

Research Guide to the Crisis in Ukraine

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:54
April 13, 2015

It has been a year since pro-Russian activists seized control of government buildings in towns and cities in the Ukraine. With broad geo-political implications, this conflict is a rich subject for academic research and analysis.  The Global Resources Center has just published a comprehensive research guide covering the historical background, milestone events of 2014-2015, and providing links to up-to-date news, analysis, maps, and videos from multilingual sources. 

Please visit this Crisis in Ukraine research guide and contact the Global Resources Center for help with your international research or for further assistance.

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