Current Student Events


These events are open to help current Columbian College graduate students thrive in their virtual learning environment, engage with students and other GW community members, successfully complete their degrees and find professional opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

Event details will be posted on this page when available.


Past Events

    Building the Nation’s Fossil Hall, Excavating the Evidence for the Continuing Importance of Museums

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    Exhibition developer and project manager Siobhan Starrs will take you behind-the-scenes of the seven-year mammoth undertaking to renovate, design, and rebuild the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Fossil Hall. Starrs will provide an overview of the project’s breadth, surprising discoveries unearthed along the way, and the continuing cultural relevance of museums.

    How to Get A Government Job

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    How to Get Government Jobs Details: April 6th, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Panelist:  Abhilasha Sahay, Gender Economist at the World Bank Dorothy Ohl Smith, Posture Policy Advisor at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Kate Yang, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration Susan Dudley, Director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center Audience:  All Students Join us for an informative session on applying for jobs in development and public service. We will be joined by a four-person panel of GW alumni and professors. Each will share tips for navigating the application process within their respective fields.

    Career Services LinkedIn GW Communities and Beyond

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Career Services LinkedIn GW Communities and Beyond Details: April 6th, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Audience: All Students LinkedIn is the primary networking tool used by employers. How does your profile represent you? This workshop will review tips for updating your profile and utilizing the power of contacts. Presented by the Center for Career Services as part of this Career Lunch Series.

    “How Did You Get That?”

    Friday, March 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    “How Did You Get That?”  -- when the “Explore the Universe” gallery opened on September 11, 2001 (!), many people asked me that question after they toured the exhibit.  In the late 1990s we collected, by acquisition and by loan, some of the most important astronomical instruments of the modern era. On loan are: William Herschel’s original 20-foot telescope with which he “gauged” the universe. 

    Museums Today: The Resilience Playbook

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Museums Today: The Resilience Playbook Details: March 24th, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Panelist: Anne W. Ackerson, independent consultant Gail Anderson, president, Gail Anderson & Associates Dina A. Bailey, CEO, Mountain Top Vision LLC Audience: All Students Times of extraordinary change demand a lot from museum leaders: flexibility, humility, perseverance, self-reflection and responsiveness to complex realities. In this session, the three authors of The Resilience Playbook (2020) will highlight its core ideology for creating a resilient organization. These practical and empowering approaches help museums realign around equity and inclusion, community value and impact, financial viability and agile leadership.

    Climate Crisis: An exhibition in-development at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    To invoke the word “crisis” is to stake out a strong position in presenting the topic of climate change and its increasing impacts on life on our home planet. This “crisis” is human-centric—human actions and choices, especially those in highly-developed nations, are altering fundamentally Earth as a physical system, threatening the viability of Earth’s biosphere. 

    The First Moon Landing: A History in Artifacts

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
    The material legacy of the Apollo program is immense. Thousands of artifacts from rocket engines to spacesuits to the ephemera of life aboard a spacecraft are represented in the Smithsonian’s collections. In this presentation, Teasel Muir-Harmony, curator of the Apollo collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, reassesses the history of the Moon landing through the most evocative objects of the Space Age.

    Pandemic Pedagogy

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

    How do you balance synchronous with asynchronous learning so that everyone feels included? How do you turn the fact that we are all on computers all day into a learning opportunity?

    Faculty Panel on Student Engagement

    Friday, January 8, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    This interdisciplinary panel will discuss strategies for student engagement.

    Active Learning and Student Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Tips & Tricks

    Monday, November 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Study after study has supported the argument that students learn best by actively engaging with course material.

    Student Engagement in Language Classes

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    GW Day of the Dead

    Friday, November 6, 2020 - 2:00pm
    Did you know that GW has a burying ground? Before the Civil War, several students, faculty (and their children), were interred in Columbian College's burial ground on the original 1821 campus in Columbia Heights, along with major donor John Withers, who figured into DC's Snow Riot of 1834.

    CCAS Scholar Roundtable: Exploring and Addressing Racism Through Scholarship

    Friday, October 30, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    The Office of Undergraduate Studies and CCAS Advising is organizing a faculty roundtable that will address systemic racism by faculty from across CCAS disciplines. The roundtable will provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on systemic racism with a focus on this summer’s protests and social justice movements.

    Making Museum Visitors Part of the Exhibition Design Team

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
    Seminar participants have an opportunity to explore displays from one of the most popular museums in Washington and follow behind the scenes as the staff makes changes to the spaces.

    Midterms and Finals: Sharing Helpful Ideas and Practices

    Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

    We welcome you to join Daphna Atias, Educational Developer with GW's Instructional Core, and Trish Arnold, Instructional Designer with CCAS, to consider and share helpful ideas for administerin