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Embracing Community

The Georgetown community includes dynamic students and faculty and a life-long global alumni network

The Georgetown experience values community, providing a multi-dimensional education and vibrant experiences in and out of the classroom that enable students to learn more about themselves and others.  Campus life fosters intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth by providing diverse programming that meets personal needs and helps prepare students for futures in service to others and the world.

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    National Symposium to Address Hurricane Katrina Impacts

    October 9, 2015

    A national symposium at Georgetown Oct. 22-23 will examine the impacts of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans on memory, culture, history, media, policy and social justice, and include panel discussions, a film screening and a musical performance.

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    Catholic Social Thought Panel Explores Pope Francis’ Visit

    September 29, 2015

    Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele and NPR contributor Cokie Roberts were among the panelists at an event reflecting on Pope Francis' Sept. 22-27 trip to America. The event was sponsored by Georgetown's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.

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    NIH Grant to Ethics Institute Aimed at Helping Pregnant Women with HIV

    September 28, 2015

    A $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to Georgetown and three other universities will fund a project aimed at improving the health of one of the most vulnerable patient groups in the world – pregnant women with HIV.

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    Georgetown Joins Network as Part of White House Smart Cities Initiative

    September 18, 2015

    Georgetown partners with the District of Columbia and two area universities to create a network as part of the White House's Smart Cities Initiative, which is designed to help local communities face challenges such as traffic congestion and crime, manage the effects of climate change and improve the delivery of city services.

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    Hagel, Former Defense Secretary, Senator Returns to Georgetown

    September 17, 2015

    Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who previously taught at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (SFS), returns as a Distinguished Executive-in-Residence at Georgetown.

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    Bank of America Empowers Women, Social Enterprises With $1M Gift

    September 16, 2015

    A $1 million gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will support corporate responsibility programming and the work of two fellowships, one in Georgetown’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) and the other in the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS).

  • David Skorton and Robin Davisson.

    Smithsonian Secretary Joins Georgetown as Distinguished Professor

    September 15, 2015

    Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution David Skorton and molecular physiologist Robin Davisson join the Georgetown community – Skorton as a Distinguished Professor and Davisson as a research track faculty member at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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    Pope Francis' Mass Includes Georgetown’s 17th-Century Iron Cross

    September 14, 2015

    Pope Francis’ first Mass in the United States on Sept. 23 will include an iron cross provided by Georgetown that historians believe came over to Maryland from England with the first settlers in 1634.

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    Panel Expresses Hope for Pope's Support of Income Equality, Families

    September 10, 2015

    Georgetown's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life gathers academic and labor leaders to discuss the economic pressures affecting American families as the nation prepares for the first U.S. visit of Pope Francis.

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    High School Students Benefit From College Access Mentorship Program

    September 8, 2015

    Anderson de Andrade (C’17) helps area students work to improve their English language skills as part of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service's College Access Mentorship Program.