Thursday, November 6
Gelman Room 702
Moderated by the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, this panel will explore how scholarly research on Russia/the former Soviet Union & Central/Eastern Europe has changed over the last 25 years. What are the what are current challenges, successes, and failures in this rich area of interdisciplinary study?
Panelists will explore how changes in access to documents, archives, historical figures and other scholars have affected study of this region. They will also discuss how the views and perspective of researchers and scholars have changed due to changing circumstances and the passage of time.
Tom Blanton, Executive Director, National Security Archive
Robert W. Orttung, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Assistant Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Sharon Wolchik, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Jim Hershberg, Professor of International Affairs
Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archives Director for Cooperative Projects with Russian Archives and Institutes, Editor of the Russian and East Bloc Archival Documents Database
Friday, October 31
Gelman Library Room 702
Join us for a panel discussion of the important and emerging interdisciplinary field of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay.and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. Scholars from multiple disciplines, including Nursing, English, Psychology, and Womens' Studies, will address topics related to research, authorship, and publishing. Panelists will share their experiences on the editorial boards of journals as well as in their own prolific publishing and research. This panel is part of the continuing Strategies in Interdisciplinary Publishing Series sponsored by GW Libraries.
Kimberly Acquaviva, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of Nursing
Lisa Bowleg, Professor of Applied Social Psychology
Robert McRuer, Professor of English and Chair of English Department
Bonnie Morris, Women's Studies professor
Kimberly Acquaviva is an authority on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aging and serves on the editorial boards of several refereed journals including Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research. Dr. Acquaviva is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Society on Aging, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the American Anthropological Association, and the Society for Medical Anthropology. She is the former Co-Chair of the American Society on Aging’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN).
In her capacity as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Acquaviva works in consultation with the University’s Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs to oversee all matters related to the life cycle of a GW SoN faculty member. Dr. Acquaviva works intensively with junior and mid-level faculty in both tenure-track and non-tenure-track positions to maximize their chances for success in achieving their goals for promotion and/or tenure.
Lisa Bowleg is Professor of Applied Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at George Washington University. She holds a M.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Women’s Studies and a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from GW. She is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher whose work focuses on: (1) the social-structural context of Black men’s HIV risk and protective behaviors; (2) intersectionality; and (3) resilience and health among Black LGBs. She is a member of the editorial board of the journals LGBT Health and Sexuality Research and Social Policy and has published her LGB-related research in social science journals such as Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Sex Roles and the Journal of Lesbian Studies. She is a member of the Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS Study Section at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her most recent award includes the 2014 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association.
Robert McRuer is Professor of English at George Washington University. He is the author of Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities (1997), Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (2006) , and countless articles. He is now completing a book that considers locations of disability within contemporary political economies and globalization.
Bonnie Morris is the author of twelve books, three of which were Lambda Literary Award finalists. She is now in her 20th year as women's studies faculty at GWU. Her work address lesbian history and culture, the women's music movement, and the way women's history is understood in the classroom; Women's History for Beginners was featured on C-Span Book TV last winter. She recently won a Barbara Deming grant and a writing residency at the Hedgebrook retreat to complete her current project on the closing of women's bookstores and other radical spaces. Her essays, poems and stories have appeared in over 70 anthologies of women's writing, and last year she won the Finishing Line Press competition for a first volume of poems by a woman writer.
We will post about new and noteworthy e-resources available at GW Libraries on this blog starting in late October 2014. Check back soon for new entries!
Are we ready to have conversations about Open Access?
Barbara Fister, from the library trenches, posts this article commenting on the recent court case ruling about e-reserves.
She asks if all of us are ready to talk about how the scholarly publication process – publishing and access – can be better at spreading knowledge.
Open Minds, Open Access by Barbara Fister
…if future publications are open access it could save us all a lot of anguish and (even better) knowledge could spread much more easily and widely. The money, and the future, is already here. It’s just distributed badly. We can do better, and we will, slowly but surely.
Post expires at 9:37am on Friday October 23rd, 2015
Two databases are affected:
BioOne: maintenance activities are planned for the website bioone.org on Friday, October 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours. [Vendor notice]
Emerald Insight: maintenance is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 24, between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. Please note that this may also affect some functionality on emeraldgrouppublishing.com. [Vendor notice]
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!