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For fifty years, the Ebony Fashion Fair shaped a new vision of black America through contemporary fashion. This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson, who overcame racial prejudice to bring global fashion to African-American audiences. Developed by the Chicago History Museum in cooperation with Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, presented by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Learn more at museum.gwu.edu/inspiring-beauty.
Photographs by Corcoran School of the Arts and Design student Matailong Du, (MA New Media Photojournalism ’17), artfully document the production of Margin, a dance performed by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in October 2016. As the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s first choreographer-in-residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess (GW Professor of Dance) transformed six portraits from the Smithsonian Institution’s Outwin 2016 American Portraiture Today exhibition into dance. Matailong Du’s captivating photographs portray the movement of the dancers in Margin and their interaction with artwork in the galleries during preparation for their performance. The exhibit also includes statements by Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Amy Henderson, (Historian Emerita, The National Portrait Gallery), documenting the collaboration. Image above, right: A member of DTSBDC unfurls the dance floor for the performance set up of Margin in the Kogod Courtyard at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Photograph by Matailong Du. Now through June 2, 2017 Media and Public Affairs Building 805 21st Street NW Second Floor Display Cases MPA Building Hours: http://facilities.gwu.edu/general-access-building-hours
To learn more and register, visit http://connect.gwu.edu/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=115149
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"Light It Up Blue" at GW   ( 12:00 AM Apr 2 - 12:00 AM Apr 30 )
On April 2, landmarks across the world will be illuminated in blue to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. GW will join this global effort…and keep our campus lit for the entire month of April! 2016 will mark the fifth consecutive year GW will "Light It Up Blue" for autism awareness. Developed by Autism Speaks, and championed on campus by the GW Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (AND) Institute, "Light It Up Blue" aims to raise awareness and increase support for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with autism.
Faculty Registration for Commencement Opens   ( 12:00 AM Apr 4 - 12:00 AM May 12 )
Members of the faculty are invited to march in the procession and sit onstage at Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Faculty must provide their own regalia for this event. If you would like to participate, please register at go.gwu.edu/facultyregistration2017 by Friday, May 12.
NEXT Thesis Exhibition   ( 12:00 AM Apr 12 - 12:00 AM May 21 )
The NEXT thesis exhibition is the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's annual celebration of the brilliance and promise of its students. Each degree program at the Corcoran requires students to successfully complete a thesis project and then collaborate with other programs to to present a building-wide exhibition in the Corcoran's many gallery spaces. Theses may take many forms—from written research papers to a series of paintings—they all represent a culmination of a student's learning experiences at the Corcoran and a glimpse of future promise. Students exhibit their theses on the walls of the Corcoran School and present pictorial and oral presentations of their projects to an audience of their peers, faculty and the George Washington University community. Held every spring, NEXT is a dynamic, interactive and innovative thesis show located in the Corcoran's historic Flagg Building. NEXT gives D.C.’s art community the opportunity to see the latest in contemporary art from fresh perspectives. Visitors to NEXT have the unique opportunity to observe thesis critiques and discussions between students and faculty and to gain insight into the visual form-making process. This year's exhibition will be on view April 12 through May 21.
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Conference: Remembering Biafra   8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
George Washington University's “Remembering Biafra” conference will bring together scholars, activists, and humanitarians to examine the global impact of the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-70. Speakers will analyze the war in terms of its impact on US-Africa relations, its influence on the modern politics of humanitarianism, and the legacies of decolonization. Visit the conference website for event schedule, speaker information and to register.
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Collaborative teams can benefit from using a variety of emerging technologies. In this University Seminar event, colleagues from across the GWU campus will examine the roles for collaborative technologies in our work, and how we can best structure our teams to utilize these resources. Collaborative technologies for sense-making, project management, learning and knowledge sharing, and collaborative data analysis will all be explored during the symposium. Since most collaboration begins with informal conversations, following the panel discussion there will also be time to share experiences with your colleagues. The C3@GWU University Seminar is funded through the GWU Office of the Provost.
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DEB Seminar: John Wedeles, PhD   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Baseline Characteristics of Enrollees in the Districts Health Homes Program for Beneficiaries with Serious Mental Illness(SMI) Dr. Wedeles is the Associate Director, Division of Analytics and Policy Research-DC Department of Health Care Finance
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The Biology Department presents the GW Earth Day Symposium featuring science and policy experts to discuss science in the public sphere. The event, held one day before Earth Day and the March for Science in Washington, D.C., is designed for scientists to celebrate the importance of biological sciences in the world and discuss how to protect species, ecosystems and landscapes for all. Speakers include: • David Stern, Ph.D. student, Computational Biology Institute, GW • Patty Tavormina, associate research scientist, division of geological and planetary sciences, California Institute of Technology • John Parker, senior scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Resource Center • David Gill, postdoctoral fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center • Amy Zanne, associate professor, biology department, GW • James Vonesh, associate professor, department of biology, Virginia Commonwealth University • Paul Gugger, assistant professor, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland • Lisa Palmer, senior fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center • Peter Linquiti, director, Environmental Resource Policy Program, GW For a full list of participants and topics, click here. This event is sponsored by the GW Biology Department and CCAS Office of Research.
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Department of Chemistry student Linwen Zhang presents "Cellular Heterogeneity of Metabolic States Derived from the Analysis of Single Human and Plant Cells." Linwen received her BS degree in Pharmaceutical Analysis from China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, Jiangsu, investigating enantiomer separation of drugs by capillary electrophoresis. Her current research in the group of Prof. Akos Vertes includes developing and applying new ionization techniques for the metabolic and lipidomic analysis of single cells by Mass spectrometry.
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GW Philosophy Department Presents: 2017 Thacher Lecture by Susanna Schellenberg Perceptual Consciousness as a Mental Activity "I argue that perceptual consciousness is constituted by a mental activity. The mental activity in question is the activity of employing perceptual capacities, such as discriminatory, selective capacities. This is a radical view, but I hope to make it plausible. In arguing for this mental activist view, I reject orthodox views on which perceptual consciousness is analyzed in terms of (sensory awareness relations to) peculiar entities, such as, phenomenal properties, external mind-independent properties, propositions, sense-data, qualia, or intentional objects." Bio: Susanna Schellenbergis a philosopher who specializes in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. She is best known for her work on perceptual experience, evidence, capacities, mental content, and imagination. She is professor of philosophy at Rutgers University where she holds a secondary appointment at the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science. In 2016, she was awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation. She has been published in journals such as Nos, The Journal of Philosophy, Mind, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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