Exhibition Title: When Yankee Doodle Came to Town
Where: May Gallery, Mullen Library
When: April – August, 2014
In 1939, CUA’s newly formed Department of Speech and Drama mounted an original musical, Yankee Doodle Boy. The show portrayed the life of George M. Cohan, a legend of the American musical stage, and used for the first time the now standard device of telling a composer’s life through his own music. Generating a photo spread in Life Magazine, inspiring the 1942 motion picture Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney; and bringing national attention to the university, CUA’s musical was a hit!
With photographs, memorabilia, and contemporary accounts, this exhibit, created by the CUA University Libraries, tells the little-known story of the production and the people who made it happen.
On Tuesday, May 13, from 3-5pm the GW Libraries will host a Celebration of Faculty Authors. If you are a faculty member and have published a significant work since Jan. 1, 2013, please email the citation to email@example.com, so that we may honor your accomplishments.
As the hub of the university's intellectual life, not only does the library furnish the materials of scholarly research, but it also distributes the fruits of that research to the university community and the wider world, making today's intellectual work available for generations to come. As part of our stewardship of faculty publications, we want to recognize those faculty who have published a significant work in the past year.
Have you authored a monograph, journal article, or refereed conference paper? Edited an anthology, a scholarly edition, or collection of essays? Authored a substantial creative or popular work? Has this work appeared in print or online since Jan. 1, 2013? Recognizing that disciplinary conventions, as well as personal and professional commitments, make it difficult to define "significant" in a universal way, we invite faculty, deans, and department chairs to identify the work -- whether their own or by their peers -- that deserves special acknowledgment. Those authors will be invited to a reception hosted by Geneva Henry, the University Librarian and Vice-Provost of GW Libraries and C. Dianne Martin, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
We welcome your suggestions as to how to improve this process. By highlighting the intellectual work of faculty across the disciplines, we aim to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation, as well as to say thanks for a job well done.
Gelman will add 120 new study carrels (with outlets!) to the 3rd floor before Final exams begin!
Weekdays April 18-25 between 6am-2:30pm there will be some disruption to the 3rd floor while old furniture is removed and new furniture is installed.
Gelman Library will experience a water outage tonight (Thursday) from 8pm to 6am on Friday. During this time there will be no bathrooms or water fountains available. Patrons are asked to use the bathrooms on the lower level of the Marvin Center, which will remain open with GWorld tap.
Time flies! Is your paper done? Gateway Library@Johnson Center, Mason’s Writing Center and the Office of Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) are sponsoring two Undergraduate Research & Write-In sessions on April 24 and May 2. Gateway Library and Mason Writing Center staff will be available during each Research Write-In to assist undergrads with their specific research and writing needs in a structured environment. Gateway Library Instruction Room (Room 228) is the venue - a space for quiet work, free from distractions! Students should bring their own laptops; library laptops will be available, too. Registration is required. Space is limited to 25 students per session. Free meal provided for you!
For more information, contact Royce Gildersleeve, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-993-9867.
Niki Akhavan, assistant professor of media studies, will discuss her book Electronic Iran: The Cultural Politics of an Online Evolution in the May Gallery of Mullen Library on Thursday, April 10th at 5:00pm.
Electronic Iran explores the idea of an Iranian internet both in terms of virtual and offline spaces. Focusing on the years between 1998 and 2012, Akhavan discusses how a variety of actors from the state and its supporters to online activists, have constructed, challenged, and defended concepts of Iranian identity and politics. The book surveys overlooked aspects of the Iranian blogosphere to develop a more complete look at its dynamic landscape. Electronic Iran shows the transformative effect digital media can have on local and transnational geopolitics.
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