Thursday, October 6
Noon to 1:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
Light refreshments will be served
Join GW faculty members and keynote speaker Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement for SPARC, for a discussion on the state of Open Access publishing in the disciplines. Learn how faculty from the sciences and humanities have opened their scholarship to the public, and the challenges and benefits they have encountered in the process. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and come away with ideas for making their own work more widely available to readers.
- Keynote Speaker - Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
- Paul Brindley, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, Scientific Director, Research Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty
- Lorena Barba, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Ami Zota, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
- Alexa Huang, Professor of English, Co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute, Director of the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare
Thursday, September 29
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Gelman Library, Room 702
Writer and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from his book The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller in this installation of the Jenny McKeen Moore Reading Series. Editor Kirsten Porter writes in the introduction to The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller, "A poet is given the unique responsibility of composing the poems that become the songs of a nation...Miller's poetry sings of the sadness, loneliness, and longing for spiritual and human connection found in an imperfect world. His words are a call for love and equality, a protest against oppression, a prayer for change. His language promotes compassion, healing, and amazing grace."
E. Ethelbert Miller is an important, long-time member of the DC poetry community. A graduate of Howard University, he was one of the first students at that institution to major in African American Studies. Today, he is the board chair of the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank located in Washington, D.C. Miller served as Director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University and is the editor of Poet Lore, the oldest poetry magazine published in the United States. In 1996, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature from Emory and Henry College. A Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Fellow in 2004 and 2012, Miller is the founder and former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. The author of several collections of poetry, he has also written two memoirs, Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer (2000) and The 5th Inning (2009). Miller is the host and producer of The Scholars, which airs on UDC-TV. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Chinese, Farsi, Norwegian, Tamil and Arabic. A recent core faculty member with the Bennington Writing Seminars, Miller has taught at UNLV, American University, George Mason University, and Emory and Henry College. A 2015 Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame Inductee, Miller is also a regular on National Public Radio.
Presented by the GW Department of English Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series. The Jenny McKean Moore Fund was established in honor of the late Jenny Moore, who was a playwrighting student at GW and who left in trust a fund that has, for almost forty years, encouraged the teaching and study of Creative Writing in the English Department, allowing us to bring a poet, novelist, playwright, or creative non-fiction writer to campus each year. While in residence, the writer brings a unique experience to the GW community, teaching a free community workshop for adults along with Creative Writing classes for GW students.
Friday, September 30
Noon - 4:00pm
Gelman Library, Room 710 (Kiev Room)
September Focus - Translations, Traditions, and Sacred Texts: Four Centuries of Engagement with the Middle East
September's Rare Book Friday features the treasures of our holdings on the Middle East. From the second Arabic book ever printed, to a Qur'anic manuscript gifted by a Moroccan King, to a ballot used in the 2005 Iraqi elections, our holdings span many languages, geographical origins, and periods of European and American engagement with the region.
Join us for an up-close look at the jewels of GW's special collections at this monthly open house. Librarians and archivists will be on hand to a discuss the books and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to interact with rare and historic items that are usually kept in secure storage areas. Learn how to enhance your research using the rich trove of primary sources available in GW's Special Collections Research Center.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
2:30 — 6:30 a.m.
Due to a water leak, GW Facilities will perform emergency maintenance on the 2nd (entrance) floor on Wednesday morning beginning at 2:30 a.m. and ending no later than 6:30 a.m. This work will involve a sustained period of drilling, which may be heard throughout much of the building. The south side of the building (facing Baussell Walk) and higher floors should be the least affected.
We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to protect the Gelman building & safety of patrons.