February 2008


GW’s Guide To Happenings On Campus

$ GW Baseball at Nationals Park. GW’s baseball team has the honor of playing the first game at Major League Baseball’s newest stadium, Nationals Park. GW will host Saint Joseph’s University at 1:05 p.m., with gates scheduled to open at 12 p.m. The Atlantic 10 Conference game takes place eight days before the Nationals’ official opener on March 30.

March 24-28
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training. EMeRG will sponsor an “AED March Madness” Event, featuring AED Orientation Sessions and a giveaway for student organizations. These hour-long sessions are designed to reach the community at large and provide instruction in basic lifesaving techniques and use of the AED devices.

The schedule is as follows:

• March 24, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Virginia Campus, Building 2, Room 175
• March 25, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Mount Vernon Campus, Post Hall
• March 26, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.: Ivory Tower Community Room
• March 27, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.: Marvin Center Great Hall
• March 28, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.: Thurston Hall Piano Lounge

During the March 27 Marvin Center session, EMeRG will sponsor an “AED Quest” contest for student organizations. For more information, contact

Lecture: Poverty and Inequality in the Global Economy Series: Increasing Inequity in Transition Economies: Is There More to Come? Featuring Ruslan Yemtsov, senior economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit (Europe and Central Asia Region), the World Bank. Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Institute for International Economic Policy. 4:45-6 p.m. 1957 E Street, NW, Room 602. RSVP to

$ Performance: East Village Opera Company. With a five piece rock band, a string quartet, and two vocalists, East Village Opera Company brings the emotion and timeless musicality of opera into the 21st century. 8 p.m. Lisner Auditorium. 21st and H Streets, NW. Tickets available for $20-$40 at the Lisner Box Office, TicketMaster Outlets, or by calling (301) 808-6900.

Healthy Hearts: Make Lifestyle Changes Work for You. Understand what causes heart attacks and the risk factors that increase the chances for heart disease. Learn the current recommendations regarding medications, nutrition and exercise to control risk factors. Find out how to set realistic goals and get on track with an exercise plan. Sponsored by the Richard B. and Lynne V. Cheney Cardiovascular Institute. 7-8:30 p.m. GW Hospital Auditorium. To register, call 1-888-4GW-DOCS.

$ Theater: The Falling Man. Written by GW alumnus Matthew K. Johnson and inspired by the famous 9/11 photo titled “The Falling Man.” Performances are 7 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Marvin Center, 801 21st Street, NW. Tickets available for $15 at theatredance.gwu. edu/tickets.htm.

APRIL 3, 10, and 17
Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series. Featuring poet Vivian Shipley on April 3; poets Bruce MacKinnon and Stanley Plumly on April 10; and poet Jane Shore on April 17. 8 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheatre. 801 21st Street, NW.

$ Women’s Leadership Conference at Mount Vernon Campus. Held each spring, the conference brings together an intergenerational audience of professional women, alumnae, and students. Speakers include Diane Grooms, assistant police chief for Washington, D.C.; Barbara Hillary, believed to be the first African American woman to reach the North Pole; Courtney Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters; and Margaret Kosmerl, investment advisor representative. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, call (202) 242-6697 or visit

Performance: University Orchestra Spring Concert. 3 p.m. Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets, NW. Free and open to the public.

GW Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Computing. Sponsored by the GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering. The symposium will showcase the best in interdisciplinary research at GW in engineering, science, and medicine, focused on biomedical engineering and biomedical computing. Featuring speakers from key federal programs that sponsor research in biomedical engineering/computing. Welcoming remarks by GW President Steven Knapp and a poster session demonstrating the variety of research conducted by GW faculty and students. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. 801 21st St., NW.

Israel at 60: Borders, Identity, and the Search for Security. Featuring Samuel Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and Aaron David Miller, public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Moderated by Amitai Etzioni, GW University professor and professor of international affairs. 4 p.m. 1957 E Street, NW, Room 602. Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. RSVP to

APRIL 17-19
$ Performance: DanceWorks. Featuring the work of GW students, faculty, and guest artist Levi Gonzalez. Performances at 7 p.m. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Marvin Center, 801 21st Street, NW. Tickets available at tickets.htm.

Lecture and Performance: Cloudsplitter. Music composed by Professor Peter Fraize, inspired by the novel by Russell Banks, with a lecture by Russell Banks. 7:30 p.m. Hand Chapel, Mount Vernon Campus. 2100 Foxhall Road, NW.

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