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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.

  • David Peake

    Student Takes 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative to Heart

    December 15, 2015

    David Peake (C’17) works with the Institute for College Preparation (ICP), a Georgetown program that offers pre-college tutoring and mentorship to D.C. public school students. He was involved in the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and featured in the Discovery Channel's documentary Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper.

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    Faculty Members to Speak in Paris Alongside Climate Change Talks

    November 30, 2015

    Two Georgetown faculty members - Joanna Lewis and Vicki Arroyo – will speak in Paris alongside events of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The talks began today and run through Dec. 11.

  • Gaelle Pierre-Louis (SFS'17) listens during a Social Movements in the 21st Century session offered by the Beeck Center.

    Student Social Change Advocates Learn Strategy in Seminars

    November 25, 2015

    Students learn how effective social movements develop and make an impact during a four-part seminar offered by Georgetown's Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation.

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    Georgetown and State Department Co-host Religion and Climate Symposium

    November 11, 2015

    Faith leaders, scholars and policymakers met at Georgetown and the State Department this week to address the complex intersection of faith, science and policy surrounding global climate change.

  • 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.