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This exhibition showcases prints and explores the career of Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige—considered one of the great masters of woodblock printmaking. The exhibition will feature all the prints in Hiroshige’s seminal “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road” series. The series was published in 1834 and established Hiroshige’s reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape. In this collection of woodblock prints, Hiroshige, who is influential to artists in Japan and in the West, documented his pilgrimage along the “Eastern Road” that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto—the ancient imperial capital of Japan. Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania. Partial funding is provided by the Friends of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and the Frances K. and Leonard W. Burka Fund for the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Friday, December 2, 2016 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information: Image: Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797 - 1858), 16th Station: Yui, circa 1833-4 from Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road (detail), woodblock print, courtesy of Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.
Using natural materials, namely wood, wax, and rope, Tazuko Ichikawa's sculptures strive to express balance, harmony, and the inner rhythm of her work. Ichikawa's work is meditative, to the viewer and to herself. She writes "Trying to reach the essence of being, my forms are minimal and reduced to essentials whose space allows the mind to expand freely. Yet the simpler the composition, the more time is spent until I succeed in liberating myself from my consciousness." Image above, right: Tazuko Ichikawa, Unfolding, 1995, wood, oil, 15 x 35 x 16 inches. Photograph courtesy of the artist. Now through December 2, 2016 Media and Public Affairs Building 805 21st Street NW Second Floor Display Cases MPA Building Hours:
Join us on October 27, when The George Washington University Law School convenes top policy-makers and industry leaders for a one-day conference to consider the interface of state and federal initiatives addressing the way in which electricity in the U.S. will be produced, delivered and used in the future. The objective of the conference is to generate ideas about how the efforts of individual states and federal agencies can better build upon and leverage the work of each other and other states. This particular conference will look specifically at utilities that have largely retained a vertically integrated structure, to better focus the discussion. The schedule will include both “learning” sessions in which the work that is being done will be presented, and a substantial period for discussion, questions, and sharing of ideas. This conference is supported by the J.B & Maurice C. Shapiro fund.
Modern synthetic dyes can color almost any material in a vast range of hues. This technology is so powerful and far reaching, it may be surprising that absolutely everything was dyed naturally only 150 years ago. This film features an astonishing range of dye techniques and origins—from the caracol purpura snail in Mexico, to the lac insects of Laos, to jackfruit root and the most famous root of all: madder. The resurgence of natural dyes and our contemporary ideas of color are explored in a historical context and in relation to the rise of a global color industry. (Maiwa Productions, 2008, 90 minutes.) This program is part of the museum's weekly Textiles at Twelve series, which explores the textile arts and global cultures through films, lectures, gallery talks, and more. Free; no reservations required.
Bring your own pumpkin and sculpt your masterpiece in the company of GW's coolest faculty and librarians. Carving implements will be provided along with cookies, cider, and nerdy-cool conversation. Check out the Gelman Facebook page for photos of last year's amazing creations! Judging begins at 1:30pm and prizes will be awarded for the best and most creative carving. Don't have a pumpkin to carve? Make your own mask! Supplies will be provided. Costumes aren't required, but are definitely encouraged! Extra cookies and instant respect if you arrive dressed as any literary or classical character. Afterwards, wear your mask to the GW English Department's Autumn Open House!
Searching for There: Talk and Q&A with artist Glenn Goldberg In a recent review, Roberta Smith said of Goldberg's paintings: “He builds his images from infinitesimal dots that give the works an ambiguous, almost celestial ethereality and infuse his surfaces with an air of devotional quiet.” His most recent paintings bear Goldberg's language of recognizable "dots" and transparent washes of color and grisaille. His body of work also includes a number of prints and collaborative book projects. Based in New York, Glenn Goldberg has had recent exhibitions in Los Angeles at Charlie James Gallery and in New York at FreedmanArt, Ventana 244, Jason McCoy Gallery, and Betty Cuningham Gallery. His artwork can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. Image above: Glenn Goldberg, In Spite of Everything, the Stars (with poems by Edward Hirsch), 2012 (detail). Hard-bound artist book with etchings and additional pochoir, watercolor, and gouache. 13 x 9 x 1/2 inches. Edition of 30 with 9 artist proofs. Courtesy of FreedmanArt, New York. Sponsored by Luther W. Brady Art Gallery in collaboration with the Corcoran Art and the Book program and in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Of Leaves and Clouds: Glenn Goldberg, January 11 – April 14, 2017. The event will be held in Classroom 103 of the Flagg Building.
Join us to learn more about the MA in New Media Photojournalism at the George Washington University. This webinar provides prospective students on opportunity learn about the program and its admission requirements, and offers a detailed overview of the program requirements, with ample time to address any questions or concerns. The MA in New Media Photojournalism is the first of its kind in the nation, the program helps visual journalists study and address the changing world of photojournalism. Emphasizing strong storytelling skills and fluency in multimedia platforms, this degree incorporates writing, photography, audio, video and web design to prepare students to work as freelancers, visual reporters, editors and producers. The curriculum encourages experimentation with new ways of storytelling, documentation, editing and reporting. Graduates take on careers in a wide range of visual media and lead a new generation of photojournalists. Register to Attend
GW English Fall Open House   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Treats of all kinds will be available in the English Department lounge and faculty will be in their offices with candy and literary treats. Bring your friends! Costumes not necessary but of course encouraged. Phillips Hall 6th Floor
Creating the Future: Building JWST, What it May Find, and What Comes Next? By Dr. John C. Mather John C. Mather, senior astrophysicist and project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will lead a discussion on the history of the universe, the Big Bang theory, and the James Webb Space Telescope. Planned for launch in October 2018, the JWST telescope will open new territories of astronomy, with observation ranging from the first stares, galaxies, and black holes, the growth of galaxies, to the formation of stars and planetary systems, to the evolution of planetary systems and the conditions for life here on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere. With the use of simulations, Dr. Mather will illustrate the formation of galaxies from the primordial material, and the possible evolution of the solar system through planetary orbit migration. Join us as he discusses the future of the James Webb Space Telescope in space observation. Dr. John C. Mather was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics---together with George Smoot---for his measurement of the black body shape of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The event is free to the general public. Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation at 3:30pm.
Cookout for Campus Safety   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join Eckles Library as we partner with the University Police Department, the Center for Student Engagement, and others for our 3rd Annual Cookout for Campus Safety on Thursday, Oct. 27th from 4:00pm-6:00pm on the Mount Vernon Campus Quad (Rain site: Eckles Auditorium)! This is a great way for you to learn about campus wellness services, alternative Halloween events, safe transportation options, and how to respond in emergency situations. It’s also a great way to get to know and feel comfortable with police officers and others on campus who help keep students safe. There will be yummy hot dogs, burgers, (veggie options too!), hot apple cider and s’mores provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
The inaugural presentation of The Julian Clement Chase Memorial Prize for exceptional writing projects focused on the District of Columbia will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the George Hewitt Myers Multipurpose Room at the George Washington University Textile Museum. Poet, teacher and D.C. native Ethelbert Miller will deliver the keynote address and a reception will follow the prize ceremony. Sgt. Julian Clement Chase, 22, was a native of Washington DC, and graduated in 2008 from DC’s Wilson High School. While serving with the United States Marine Corps, he was killed in action in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He was set to matriculate as a freshman at GW in Spring 2013. Julian was born in Washington. He knew and relished his city. His family has established this prize in his honor to recognize others who explore DC with the intelligence and exuberance that he did. This year’s winners will share the $1,000 prize. Sociology student Kaeleigh Christie's prize-winning paper presents and critiques DC's public-school truancy policy in practice. Using DCPS datasets, she shows that DC law helped decrease truancy, but not court referrals related to it. Christie highlights remarkable inconsistencies in the ways DC public schools practice early intervention for truancy, suggesting that more resources might allow schools to offer more potentially beneficial support to at-risk students. Emily Niekrasz advances an argument that is as timely as it is historically grounded: that the national civil rights movement is tied up with the status of the nation's capital—and vice versa. She explored obscure archival holdings of underutilized repositories around the city, including special collections at DC Public Library, the Historical Society of Washington, GW and Howard University. She combined these with DC-related sources tracked down as far afield as South Carolina to demonstrate how the most rigorous historical methodology can e...
Visit with and learn about the various groups that help keep you safe and well at GW, get information on safety precautions to take on and off campus, learn about alternative Halloween weekend programming, and interact with groups that provide support for students on campus. Hot dogs, burgers, and vegetarian options will be served; games will be provided from Eckles Library and Colonial Health Promotion and Prevention Services.
Join Tibetan Buddhist scholar Dr. Thupten Jinpa Thursday, October 27 at the Elliott School City View Room from 5 to 6:30, followed by a reception. Dr. Jinpa is the principal translator for the Dalai Lama and will speak on Buddhist Thought, Secular Ground and Global Ethics.
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 Time: 5:45pm - 7:30pm Location: Duques Hall, Room 255 In the spirit of interfaculty collaboration and private sector participation, CFEE, through the Howard Hoffman Distinguished Lecture Series, brings together faculty, students, business leaders and members of the wider GW community for discussion on a variety of entrepreneurship issues. The series encourages philosophical reflection and practical experiences on problems and opportunities regarding entrepreneurship. Frequently, lectures are co-sponsored with other schools and departments. The series has served as a model for several of the successful University-wide forums for intellectual interchange that are now flourishing. Rob Ruyak, Managing Director of Strategic Ventures, from Booz Allen Hamilton is the next guest speaker during the Howard Hoffman Lecture Series. About the presenter: Rob leads the investment arm of Booz Allens Strategic Ventures group focused on partnering and investing in small and mid-sized companies, incubators, and accelerators that together can help solve the firms most difficult client problems. As part of the Strategic Innovation Group, Robs team serves as the sensor and steward for bringing the most innovative technologies and businesses to the firms core growth platforms around cybersecurity, engineering, data science, and systems development. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Rob spent five years at Booz & Company developing business and technology strategies for commercial clients in the Energy & Utilities, Consumer Media, and Health markets. Prior to consulting, he spent 7 years developing and designing software products within the JavaSoft group at Sun Microsystems in Santa Clara, CA. Rob has an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University.
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TEDxFoggyBottomWomen   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us on Thursday October 27th in District B205 for a free livestream event of the TEDWomen 2016 conference featuring Talks by incredible individuals from Nancy Pelosi to Ashley Judd. Everyone is welcome!
TEDxFoggyBottomWomen   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us on Thursday October 27th in District B205 for a free livestream event of the TEDWomen 2016 conference featuring Talks by incredible individuals from Nancy Pelosi to Ashley Judd. Everyone is welcome!
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Tango Beginner's Class   7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Please join us for a fun tango class every Thursday at 7:15 PM in the District House. Beginner's class runs from 7:15-8:15 PM. No experience needed and you are more than welcomed to bring a friend with you. Classes are free for GW Argentine students and affiliates (students and affiliates need to become a member in order to have the classes for free). $10 for regular (non-students), and $5 for other students and seniors.
Release Date: 1987 Director: Ching Siu-Tung Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Wu Ma, Siu-Ming Lau Synopsis: The film is adapted from "Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio", which is a collection of classic Chinese stories written by Pu Songling during the Qing Dynasty. After the villages citizens are unwilling to house him, Ning Tsai-Shen, a tax collector, has to seek shelter in the haunted Lan Ro temple for a night. While staying in the temple, Ning Tsai-shen meets a Taoist swordsman named Yen Che-Hsia and Nieh Hsiao-Tsing, a beautiful ghost bound for all eternity by an evil tree spirit. Following the movie, there will be an open discussion of the movie. Popcorn and soda will be served. RSVP Required Due to Limited Space Sponsored By: GW Confucius Institute
Tango Advanced Beginner's Class   8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Please join us for a fun tango class every Thursday at 8:30 PM in the District House. Advanced Beginner's class runs from 8:30-9:30 PM. This class is suitable for students who have taken tango classes before. Classes are free for GW Argentine students and affiliates (students and affiliates need to become a member in order to have the classes for free). $10 for regular (non-students), and $5 for other students and seniors.

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