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Engaging Washington D.C.

Georgetown's location connects students to new opportunities on and off campus

Georgetown's location provides students access to exciting internship, community service, and cultural opportunities that only the nation's capital can provide. And, Georgetown's historic commitment to serving its community encourages students, faculty and staff to make a difference in the lives of others.

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    Law Center Building with a blue sky in the background and blossoms hanging from trees in the foreground

    October 8, 2015

    The Law Center's Juvenile Justice Clinic represents youth charged with delinquency in Washington, D.C., while providing a learning experience for its law students as one of the first legal clinics of its kind.

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    Georgetown Law Center Establishes New Voting Rights Institute

    October 5, 2015

    Georgetown Law Center partners with the American Constitution Society and Campaign Legal Center to establish a Voting Rights Institute offering students, recent graduates and fellows the opportunity to engage in voting rights litigation and policy work and to educate attorneys on the best practices of voting rights advocates.

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    Romney Talks Business and Politics to Students

    September 30, 2015

    Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says the next president will need to focus on three priorities – making sure America is the land of opportunity, eliminating generational poverty and making the world safer.

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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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    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.

  • The Iron Cross as it hangs suspended above the altar in Dahlgren Chapel with a stained glass window behind it.

    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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    Washington Post Media President to Join Georgetown in January

    September 9, 2015

    Stephen Hills, president and general manager of Washington Post Media, will become founding director of the Georgetown University Law Center Business Skills Program early next year, helping to create a curriculum that includes the fundamentals of business, management and organization.