Reflection, Sense of Purpose Urged as Students Start New Academic Year
August 28, 2017
Georgetown welcomes undergraduate, graduate, medical and law students for the 2017-2018 academic year with orientation, traditional ceremonies, events and activities leading up to the first day of classes.
Syrian Conflict: Professor Wins NEH Grant for Book Project Challenging Country's Stereotypes
August 24, 2017
Daniel Neep, an assistant professor of Arab politics in the university's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, receives a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a book project titled, The Nation Belongs to All: The Making of Modern Syria .
Survivor of Tragedies to Urge New Students to Reflect in Daily Life
August 23, 2017
Tomás Álvarez Belón, the 2017 McTighe Prize recipient, will share his brush with death with the incoming class of first-year students during New Student Convocation on Aug. 27 and urge them to reflect daily about their purpose.
All Ears: Professor Gets NEH Grant for Book on History of U.S. Wiretapping
August 17, 2017
Brian Hochman, associate professor of English, earns his second grant in two years from the NEH to research a book, tentatively titled All Ears: A History of Wiretapping in the United States.
Working for the Common Good: Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference Includes Georgetown Delegation
August 16, 2017
A Georgetown delegation of 16 students, faculty and staff joins hundreds of representatives from U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities to present on topics ranging from racial justice to immigration and explore ways institutions can best use their resources for the common good.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Delivers Remarks at Innovation Event
August 9, 2017
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin speaks at Georgetown for the federal department's second annual “VA Innovation Demo Day," an event the School of Nursing & Health Studies helped to organize.
Book Shows How Black Artists Address Violence, Dehumanization, Exploitation
August 7, 2017
Theater and performing arts chair and professor Soyica Diggs Colbert explores how artists from Beyoncé to Spike Lee reimagine blackness in the face of violence and oppression in her new book, Black Movements: Performance and Cultural Politics (Rutgers University Press, 2017).
Mussolini’s Favorite Jazz Singers Were Jewish, New Book Reveals
July 28, 2017
Music professor Anna Celenza explores Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's fascination with jazz, how the music flourished in Italy between 1920 and 1945 and the surprising influence Italian musicians had on American culture in her new book.
Georgetown Professor Elected President of the American Historical Association
July 21, 2017
Best known for his book, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-Century World (W.W. Norton, 2000), University Professor John R. McNeill has been elected to serve as president of the American Historical Association.
Georgetown Hosts its First National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference, Includes Capitol Hill Advocacy
July 20, 2017
More than 360 students and advisors from 27 Jesuit institutions are on campus to share ideas and advocate for higher education initiatives on Capitol Hill as part of the 2017 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference.