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Living Jesuit Values

Georgetown lives its Catholic and Jesuit tradition

Jesuits have played a significant role in the growth and evolution of Georgetown into a global research university deeply rooted in the Catholic faith. Georgetown embraces the principles of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, by educating men and women to serve others in the world and providing opportunities for intellectual, spiritual and moral growth.  This identity thrives today in many academic, social justice and faith-based programs on campus.

  • Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois)

    New D.C. Affordable Law Clinic Launches at Georgetown

    October 30, 2015

    Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) served as keynote speaker for the launch of Georgetown Law Center's low bono law firm that will provide affordable, high-quality legal services to D.C. residents who don't qualify for free legal aid.

  • Cokie Roberts speaks as part of a panel onstage in Gaston Hall.

    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.

  • Irene Jillson

    Professor Earns Grant Award From State Department

    September 28, 2015

    A School of Nursing & Health Studies professor has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State to support work in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tunisia on community-based epidemiology related to infectious diseases and responsible science in health technology development and diffusion.

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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.

  • Amartya Sen, James Heckman and Georgetown President John J. DeGioia sit on stage and discuss global human development.

    International Conference Looks at Gaps, Challenges in Human Development

    September 25, 2015

    A week before Pope Francis made his first visit to America, hundreds of philosophers, economists, social scientists and development practitioners from nearly 50 countries gathered at Georgetown to address how to enable the world’s most poor and vulnerable to live better lives.

  • Frances DeLaurentis

    Law Professor Receives Pro Bono Legal Service Award

    September 22, 2015

    Law professor Frances DeLaurentis receives an Archdiocese of Washington award for helping to meet the legal needs of the those living in poverty through the Catholic Charities Legal Network.

  • 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.

  • John Carr turns and listens as part of a panel.

    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.

  • Pope Francis waves to a mass of people

    Papal Visit Spurs Georgetown Events, Scholarly Commentary

    September 1, 2015

    Georgetown marks the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States with activities and events while scholars share their expertise on the pontiff, his visit and the future of the papacy.

  • Image of Common Room in the Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy.

    New Student Living-Learning Residence Honors Catholic, Jesuit Traditions

    August 31, 2015

    Nearly 150 rising juniors and seniors will this fall become part of the new Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, where undergraduates pledge to apply Georgetown’s values in their daily lives and seek a deeper appreciation of what comprises a Jesuit education.