Wednesday, October 22 (tonight)
2:00 - 5:00 a.m.
The GW Division of Information Technology (IT) will be conducting emergency maintenance on the university data centers tonight. There will be intermittent technology service outages between 2-5am. The following library services will be affected:
Campus WIFI & wired internet will be unavailable
No ability to log into library computers (mac & pc)
Colonial Printing will be unavailable
No ability to log into GW email
Other affected services are: GW webpages, Enterprise Accounting System (EAS), myGW portal, GWorld, 4-Ride, iBuy and other dependent services.
For questions or to report any problems, please contact the Division of IT at 202-994-GWIT (4948), email@example.com or IT.GWU.EDU. Technology assistance is available through the IT Support Center 24 hours a day.
Hosted by: Heather Schell, Assistant Professor of Writing
Wednesday, October 29
Gelman Library, Room 214*
Wildly popular at home, Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, and KISMET delves into this phenomenon, exploring how the serials captivate, inspire and empower women. The film reveals how the soaps impact and break down negative stereotypes and traditional taboos, openly discussing rape, sexual and domestic violence, child and arranged marriages, and honor killings while also sparking change in gender relationships, activism against sexual abuse, and a wave of divorce across the Middle East. KISMET discloses how profoundly Turkish soaps penetrate viewers’ social and religious realities while empowering and helping women to transform their lives and strengthen the debate about women’s rights across the region.
A film by Nina Maria Paschalidou
Greece/Cyprus, 2013, 57 minutes
*Please note that space is limited for this event. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, October 23
Gelman Library Room 702
Did you know that in 1969 forty members of Students for a Democratic Society seized GW's Maury Hall, home of the Sino-Soviet Institute, to protest University complicity with the Vietnam War? Or that more than 2,000 students attended a rally in the University Yard opposing the House Un-American Activities Committee with speakers including Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman.
Find out more about the tradition of social activism at GW. Join us for an intergenerational discussion sponsored by Lessons of the 60s, a project to document and archive local social justice organizing in Washington DC 1960-1975. This event is a part of the “Traveling Hopefully” series.
If you’ve been on the 6th floor this fall, you’ve noticed that there are very full shelves and very empty ones. Beginning on October 20th we will undertake a floor-wide shift to rebalance shelving space.
"Shifting" is the movement of volumes between shelves within a library building. The need to shift occurs because collections expand with little to no space available on adjacent shelves. Gelman’s 6th floor has reached the point in which all the volumes need to be relocated. By the time the shift project is completed (before Thanksgiving), practically every volume will have been moved, some only a shelf away, and others many shelves away.
The shift project will progress backwards through the entire 6th floor. It will begin in the far right corner, the southwest corner, of the floor and will conclude with the PNs in the near left corner, the northeast corner of the floor.
Staff will cordon off one section of the stacks at a time while they move all the volumes on these shelves to their new locations.
Books in the current work-zone, and those between, will be unavailable. If you need a book from a work-zone, please complete and submit this form. The library will contact you when the book is ready for pick-up. Most books will be retrieved within 24 hours, but books requested on Fridays may take 48 hours.
Please contact Jean A. Pec at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.