A statement from University Librarian and Vice Provost Geneva Henry:
As you may have already read in GW Today, GW’s Interim Provost, Forrest Maltzman, has announced a realignment of his office, consolidating academic technologies, the eDesign shop, and the university teaching and learning center under my leadership.
Pulling these units together is an excellent opportunity to seamlessly meet the instructional needs of our faculty. This deeper collaboration between previously separate areas will benefit all of our students. We look forward to the many possibilities this realignment has to further quality teaching and academic excellence at GW.
I began my career as a programmer and IT architect working with organizations like NASA and IBM’s Higher Education Industry group, but I found my passion at the intersection of technology and information. I’ve spent the past 15 years exploring and building many of the tools used for digital scholarship and look forward to this new opportunity to expand the tools available at GW, both in the classroom and in the libraries.
I am especially excited to return to working with online education, an area in which I played a leadership role at Rice University where we were pioneers in open education in the early 2000’s. Online education is built around systems that IT architects design, such as servers and websites that can scale to support streaming audio and video for online education. But fundamental to all successful courses is the instruction and course plan of the faculty members. During my years with the Connexions project and in collaboration with the OpenCourseWare project at MIT, I’ve seen how the quality of online materials and the ability to reliably deliver them worldwide enhances the teaching and learning experiences for all of our students.
I care deeply about providing the information, technology, and pedagogical resources needed for excellence in research and instruction here at GW. I look forward to continuing our partnership with faculty, students and staff to make sure our students have the best possible experience at GW.
In 1963, NEA teamed up with Hollywood to create Mr. Novak. The show was about an idealistic young high school teacher, played by James Franciscus, facing problems many teachers would recognize. As producer E.
With winter now making its appearance, we look for other sources of warmth in these sometimes-dreary months. Artists’ books from the Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran showcase color and color imagery in the pages of their work. Some stories are told completely through color; others, though they might use muted palettes, create a sensation with words that paint images of colorful scenes. These bright pages serve as a complement to the exhibition Color Bloc: Paintings by Elizabeth Osborne, on view in the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery through February 26, 2016.
The exhibit displays only a sampling of artists’ books from the Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran. These and many others can be viewed in the Special Collections Research Center at on the 7th foor of Gelman Library.
Coloring Pages runs through March 25, 2016, in the 2nd floor display cases of the School of Media and Public Affairs during regular building hours.
SPA’s Jocelyn Johnston Serving on PMRA Board of Directors and Committee Developing JPART Companion Journal
- Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
- Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
- Saturday: Noon – 4 pm
One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The studio’s design allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras. You only need to bring a flash drive with you — and push a single button.The lights, camera, and microphone are preconfigured, making it easy to record high quality video presentations.
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Friday, February 12
12:30 - 3 p.m.
Please RSVP at go.gwu.edu/GWdoesDH
Everyone is invited to a showcase of Digital Humanities (DH) projects underway across the University. The program will include brief presentations followed by discussion and a reception. Find out about innovative endeavors happening in Classics, The Elliot School, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Philosophy, Statistics, Health Sciences, DC Africana Archives Project, and more. Presented by the GW Digital Humanities Institute and GW Libraries, with opening remarks by Associate Professor of History Diane Cline, Director of Cross Disciplinary Collaboration and the XD@GW Faculty Cooperative.
Mason researchers! What research tools do you use to accomplish your work? How do your research habits compare with those of scholars in other parts of the world? To identify trends at Mason, we seek your participation in the 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication Survey.
Mason Libraries will share our community’s anonymized dataset and produce a publicly available report. In addition, survey results will help Mason Publishing, part of the Mason Libraries, evaluate alternative metric (altmetric) services we might offer to help you track the attention your scholarship receives.
Mason Libraries open at 10 am today, Friday, January 29.
Gelman Library will close on Saturday, January 30, from 1 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 24-hour building access will be unavailable during this time. This closure is required to safely X-ray the building as part of construction activities for the National Churchill Library and Center on Gelman’s 1st floor. The building must be completely vacant to ensure complete protection from radiation exposure. Surrounding streets and sidewalks will not be affected.