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Pursuing Excellence

Georgetown builds on its legacy of academic excellence

Georgetown's commitment to academic excellence provides students access to world-class scholars and the ability to pursue distinctive research opportunities.  Students and faculty regularly garner acclaim at the top of their field. 

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    Student Athlete Sails the Potomac

    October 27, 2015

    This year's Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year Nevin Snow (C’16) gives an inside look at Georgetown’s sailing team and how he balances life as a student athlete.

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    Mateys: Research Shows Pirates Were Democratic, Visited Mom

    October 27, 2015

    If you’re dressing up as a pirate for Halloween, keep in mind that the traditional walk-the-plank, eye-patched, alligator-fighting Captain Hook-type is just a myth, according to a Georgetown doctoral thesis by a School of Continuing Studies graduate.

  • Joseph McDonald

    International Health Major Researching Food Security in Mexico

    October 26, 2015

    Senior Joseph McDonald (NHS’16) is in Mexico this semester, researching nutrition and childhood development with an emphasis on food security as a part of the Department of International Health’s practical experience abroad program.

  • Kathryn Temple

    Symposium to Explore Career Diversity for Doctoral Students

    October 19, 2015

    A national discussion will take place at Georgetown Oct. 23-24 on how to foster career diversity for language and literature doctoral students and graduates.

  • Georgetown President John J. DeGioia applauds President's Award recipients Christian Wolf and Derek Goldman onstage.

    Research and Teaching Honored at Fall Faculty Convocation

    October 15, 2015

    Members of the university community gather to recognize the teaching and scholarship of two distinguished professors representing the fields of performing arts and chemistry, as well as the research achievements of more than 45 faculty members during Fall Faculty Convocation.

  • Symone Fogg

    Senior Finds Path to Excellence Through Art and Design

    October 2, 2015

    Art and English double-major Symone Fogg (C’16) dives into creative pursuits after receiving a Design Excellence Award for graphic design from her semester at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad.

  • 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.