The Party at Club Lau
September 1, 2012
In conjunction with Welcome Week and What's After Dark, featuring DJ J. Buttah. Dress to impress. GU Community only. GoCard required for admittance.
Library Associates Event Archives
Dickens at Georgetown: A 200th Birthday Celebration
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.