More university events: April and beyond

The Evolution of Meaning
Friday, April 20 | 4 PM
MPA building, Room 309

Join the Department of Philosophy as Peter Godfrey-Smith, distinguished professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center – CUNY, presents the 2012 Thacher Lecture “The Evolution of Meaning.” Recent modeling work has breathed new life into the attempt to give a general naturalistic theory of representation and meaning. In the talk Professor Godfrey-Smith will discuss this work with particular attention to mental representation and the content of thought. For more information: 202-994-6225 or

GW University Singers: Mozart’s Requiem
Sunday Apr. 22 | 3 PM
St. Stephen Martyr Church
436 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC
Free & Open to the Public

Classroom 102: Annual Awards Show
Monday, April 23 – Friday, May 4 |Weekly 9AM-5PM

Smith Hall of Art, room 102

Foggy Bottom’s Duke: Panel Discussion and Concert
Monday, April 23 | 4 PM
Jack Morton Auditorium

Commemorating GW’s Foggy Bottom Centennial and the annual Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month, founder of JAM and curator of American Music at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum, Dr. John Hasse, will talk with GW’s musical faculty about the Washington, D.C. that nurtured Duke Ellington for the first 25 years of his life and thee Ellington legacy in the 21st century. GW Faculty Jazz All Stars also will present a half hour concert of music written by Duke Ellington, followed by a post-concert reception on second floor of the Media and Public Affairs Building.  RSVP requested.

GW Chamber Choir: In Other Words: Poetry in Music
Sunday Apr. 29 | 7:30 PM
Hand Chapel, Mount Vernon Campus
Free & Open to the Public

All Piano Concert
Monday, April 30 | 7:30 PM
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theater, Marvin Center
Free & Open to the Public

Summer Literacy Camp: Parent Workshop
June 4-7 | 5:45 – 8 PM
GW’s Speech and Hearing Center

Parents of children ages 7 to 11 years will learn how to create a literacy rich environment for their children while making engaging materials. Each night will focus on a different area of literacy concepts. Parents will walk away with functional activities and resources that they can use at home to promote literacy skills. Parents will also have the opportunity to interact with one another and practice learned techniques. For registration and other information please contact: Geoffrey Greenman: 202-994-3027,; or Kari Comer: 202-994-7363,

Summer Literacy Camp: Literacy Camp
July 16-20 | 9 AM – Noon
GW’s Speech and Hearing Center

Throughout this one-week camp, children ages 7 to 11 years will receive a multi-sensory approach targets literacy skills including phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. A modified Orton-Gillingham approach will be utilized. Students will participate in small group instruction and one-on-one teaching. For registration and other information please contact: Geoffrey Greenman: 202-994-3027,; or Kari Comer: 202-994-7363,