Georgetown to Rename Building for Isaac Hawkins, One of 272 Enslaved in 1838 Sale
April 13, 2017
Dedication of Isaac Hawkins Hall honors the lives of the 272 enslaved children, women and men who were sold by the Maryland Province of Jesuits in 1838 to benefit the university.
Scorsese Screens Film, Participates in Faith and Culture Conversation
April 13, 2017
Martin Scorsese screens his film Silence at Georgetown and talks about the movie, his career and religious dimensions of his work at a Faith and Culture Lecture Series event co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Office of the President.
Truman Scholarship Winners Include Marine Corps Vet, Ordained Deacon
April 12, 2017
Marine Corps veteran Cristine Starke (SFS’18) and ordained deacon Daniel Wassim (SFS’18) receive the prestigious 2017 Truman Scholarship for their graduate studies and opportunities for programs to help prepare them for public service leadership careers.
English Professor Writes Memoir About Researching for Newspaper Legends
April 11, 2017
English Professor Barbara Feinman Todd releases her memoir, Pretend I’m Not Here, tracking her work for newspaper legends Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Ben Bradlee, her ghostwriting for Hillary Rodham Clinton and more.
Giving Permission to Fail Motivates Increased Sales and Productivity
April 10, 2017
McDonough Business School professors Catherine Tinsley and Jason Schloetzer along with a research team find that giving employees permission to fail can increase confidence and lead to increased sales and productivity in the workplace.
Bioethics Showcase Features New Play, Undergraduate Scholarship
April 10, 2017
A play about a white woman who contemplates donating a liver to a black woman with whom she has a common, slave-owning ancestor, was part of the third-annual Undergraduate Bioethics Research Showcase last week.
Marian Wright Edelman Receives Inaugural Janet Reno Women’s Leadership Award
April 7, 2017
The McCourt School of Public Policy conferred its first Janet Reno Women’s Leadership Award upon Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, during a ceremony today at the school’s 2017 LEAD Conference.
National Security Crisis Law Simulation Welcomes Canadian Law Students, Lawyers
April 6, 2017
Law Center professors Laura Donohue and Alan Cohn open their fast-paced National Security Crisis Law Simulation class to Canadian national security lawyers and students from the University of Ottawa and Osgoode Hall law schools.
Patrick Ewing Says Only Georgetown Could Convince Him to Leave NBA
April 5, 2017
Patrick Ewing (C’85), formally announced as Georgetown’s head men’s basketball coach at a press conference today, tells reporters that if it had been any other university he never would have left the NBA.
Biology Professor Finalist for Prestigious National Teaching Award
April 4, 2017
Heidi Elmendorf, an associate professor of biology at Georgetown, is named one of three finalists for the Cherry Award, one of the few national teaching awards for higher education in the country.