Library Associates Event Archives
Bioethics and the Revolution in Higher Education
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Join the Library Associates and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics for a stimulating presentation on the study of bioethics at Georgetown, their latest step into the world of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and how MOOCs are changing teaching and learning, with the support of the Library.
The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture
Bioethics and the Revolution in Higher Education
Margaret Little, Director, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Kelly W. Heuer, MOOC Design Coordinator
"Big Band Era" Friday Music Series Opening Concert
Friday, September 20, 2013
Join the Georgetown University Library Associates and Music Program for the opening Friday Music Series Concert, "Big Band Era." Georgetown University professor Aaron Broadus will lead the Georgetown Jazz Ensemble in a program of big band classics recalling the years when artists such as Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa performed for the student body.
Too Long Ignored
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Join the Library Associates for a lecture by Bob Herbert, former op-ed columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. Bob Herbert wrote for The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist for 18 years, addressing politics, urban affairs and social trends in a twice-weekly column.
'Writing for The New Yorker: Remembering Hollywood'
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Join the Library Associates, the English Department, the Journalism Program, and GEMA for a conversation between Margaret Talbot, staff writer for 'The New Yorker,' and Georgetown Professor and Critic-in-Residence Maureen Corrigan. Ms. Talbot will discuss her new book, 'The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century,' which tells the thrilling story of the rise of popular culture through the life and career of her father, Lyle Talbot.
A Poetry Reading with Jane Shore and David Gewanter
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Join the Library Associates for a poetry reading with poets and Professors Jane Shore (George Washington University) and David Gewanter (Georgetown University). Book signing to follow.
The Early Jesuits and the Arts
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture with John O'Malley, S.J., Georgetown University Professor of Theology
In conjunction with Jesuit Heritage Week
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A talk on manners and morality by author and Georgetown University Professor Karen Stohr.
Making Politics Work
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Inaugural Tanous Family Endowed Lecture, with political commentator, TV host and author Chris Matthews. In conjunction with the Georgetown University Lecture Fund.
The Great American Songbook
Friday, September 21, 2012
Opening Friday Music Series concert, in conjunction with the Department of Performing Arts. Featuring Steve Ross (C'61), cabaret singer and pianist.
Blommer Science Library's 50th Birthday!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Happy birthday to Blommer Science Library, which turns 50 on September 20, 2012! Georgetown students, staff and faculty are invited to come help us celebrate! Light refreshments will be provided.
The War of 1812: A Forgotten War Remembered Through National Archives Records
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, with an introduction by Lynn Conway, Georgetown University Archivist. In conjunction with the Georgetown University Lecture Fund.
Dickens at Georgetown: A 200th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Come celebrate Charles Dickens' 200th birthday with the Library! Join University Librarian Artemis Kirk for an informal chat about the Library and some Victorian-era treats and cake and then check out the exhibit Dickens at Georgetown: A Bicentenary Celebration in the Special Collections Research Center. The exhibit features records of Dickens' visit to Georgetown in March 1842, first editions of several of his most important works, and more. Don't miss it—200th birthdays only come around once!
In conjunction with Reunion Weekend.
The Economy, the Deficit and the Outlook for the Financial Markets
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Join the Library Associates for an evening with author Peter J. Tanous (C'60).
Peter J. Tanous is President of Lepercq Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC. Prior to founding Lynx, an investment consulting firm based in Washington D.C., in 1992, he spent three decades in the financial services industry: with Smith Barney, where he was head of international operations and managed the Paris office; at Petra Capital Corp., an investment bank he co-founded; and at Bank Audi in New York. Mr. Tanous is the author of several books on investments, including the bestseller Investment Gurus and Kiplinger’s Build a Winning Portfolio. He co-authored, with Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore, The End of Prosperity, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. His most recent book is Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy, co-authored with Jeff Cox of CNBC. Peter is active at Georgetown University and serves on the University’s investment committee and the Georgetown University Library Board.
This event is at The Union Club of Boston, Eight Park Street, Boston, Masschusetts.
The Library thanks Neil Moynihan (C'61) and William D. Benjes (C'60) for sponsoring this event.
A Nation of Immigrants
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Join us for the annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C'98) Memorial Lecture with Dr. Susan F. Martin, Herzberg Professor of International Migration.
Susan Martin holds the Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration and serves as the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Previously Dr. Martin served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, established by legislation to advise Congress and the President on U.S. immigration and refugee policy. Prior to joining the Commission’s staff, she was the Director of Research and Programs at the Washington-based Refugee Policy Group. She was Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department of Brandeis University and Lecturer in the History of American Civilization Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent publications include A Nation of Immigrants and Migration-Displacement Nexus: Patterns, Processes, and Policies (ed.). Dr. Martin earned her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from Douglass College, Rutgers University.
Evelyn Waugh and the Question of Inheritance
Monday, March 19, 2012
Join the Georgetown University Library Associates for an afternoon with Alexander Waugh as he discusses all that he has inherited from his grandfather, the great novelist Evelyn Waugh, examining the legacy from material, psychological and literary perspectives. He will highlight the positive and the negative effects of trying to pursue his own career as a writer working under the shadow of his grandfather's reputation and explore the challenges he faces, with the Evelyn Waugh Estate, in presenting his grandfather's works to a 21st century readership.
Singular Pluralities: Examining Indian Literatures
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Join The Library Associates for an evening with Indian author and cofounder of the Jaipur Literature Festival Namita Gokhale. Reception to follow. In conjunction with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
Namita Gokhale is a writer, festival director, publisher and literary consultant. Her first novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, published in 1984, caused an uproar with its candid sexual humour. Gods, Graves and Grandmother, an ironic fable about street life in Delhi, was adapted into a musical play. The experience of illness and loss informed her later books, A Himalayan Love Story, The Book of Shadows and Shakuntala, the Play of Memory. Gokhale has also written The Book of Shiva, an introduction to Shaivite philosophy and mythology; retold the Indian epic, The Mahabharata, in an illustrated version for young and first time readers; and with Dr. Malashri Lal co-edited In Search of Sita: Revisiting Mythology, a discussion of the enigmatic goddess and her indelible impact on the lives of Indian women. Gokhale’s most recent books include Priya: In Incredible Indyaa, and a collection of short stories,The Habit of Love. Gokhale is member-secretary of Indian Literature Abroad (ILA), a founder-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, and a Director of Mountain Echoes: the Bhutan Literary Festival. She is an adviser to The Kathmandu Literary Jatra, The Hay Festival Kerala and other literary initiatives.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister. The Council helps formulate and implement cultural relations policies to foster mutual understanding between India and other countries and to promote cultural exchanges with other peoples.
Dickens' 200th Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Join us to honor Charles Dickens' 200th birthday with the opening of the exhibition "Dickens at Georgetown," some Victorian-era treats, cake and:
Professor Leona Fisher on teaching and learning Dickens;
a scene interpretation by Professors John Pfordresher, David Gewanter and Catherine Payling;
and an introduction to "Dickens at Georgetown" by Professor Pfordresher and Rare Books Curator Karen O'Connell.
The program will be held in the Murray Room at 4 PM and followed by a reception in the Fairchild Gallery and the gallery opening in the Gunlocke Room, all on the 5th floor, Lauinger Library.
Jesuit Foot Soldiers of Science
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Join the Library Associates for the Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture, featuring Kathryn M. Olesko, Georgetown Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in German and European Studies Program, and highlighting the special collections in the libraries of Georgetown University and Boston College.
The reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the program will commence at 6:30 p.m.
Co-hosted by Boston College.