College News

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM GEORGETOWN COLLEGE

  • Professor Kai Liu
    Liu to Lead Team in Nanoelectronics Research Center
    December 7, 2018

    Professor Kai Liu of the Georgetown College Department of Physics is a theme leader in a major research center on nanoelectronic computing research led by the University of Minnesota.

  • Lawrence Huang (C'19) and Susu Zhao (C'19) headshots
    Huang, Zhao Named 2018 Gillis Award Honorees
    December 3, 2018

    Lawrence Huang (C’19) and Susu Zhao (C’19) each received a stipend that will help fund their academic and research expenses for the coming semester. The Gillis Award, named for the longtime Department of Theology professor and College Dean, honors students who exemplify the value of a liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition.

  • A panel of historians sits at a long table with the blue BMW Center sign to the right
    BMW Center Hosts "Decolonizing the Museum" Panel
    November 30, 2018

    The conference was founded in light of ongoing discussions of race, identity and colonization in cultural institutions inspired by the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • Freericks
    Freericks Elected AAAS Fellow
    November 28, 2018

    Professor James Freericks of the Department of Physics has been named a fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is one of only 19 physics professors nationwide to gain the prestigious distinction this year, and the only Georgetown professor in any discipline to do so.

  • Bianca Uribe (C'18)
    Meet Rangel Fellowship Winner Bianca Uribe
    November 21, 2018

    Bianca Uribe (C'18) has received a 2018 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, a prestigious award given to only 30 students from universities across the country. We caught up with Bianca to learn more about her research interests, career goals, and favorite parts of her time on the Hilltop.

  • Coptic and Arabic inscriptions on a church in Cairo
    Zeldes' Team Awarded NEH Grant for Coptic Linguistics Project
    November 19, 2018

    Professor Amir Zeldes of the Department of Linguistics has received a grant of more than $320,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to expand the study of Coptic texts using computational linguistics over the next three years.

  • Students and young alumni serve themselves at a dinner buffet table
    At Sophomore Success Dinner, Alumni Provide Valuable Advice
    November 12, 2018

    The Georgetown College Office of the Dean hosted the final Sophomore Success Dinner of the year on November 1. The dinner brought four College alumni to campus to speak with about 30 current College sophomores about the lessons they learned during sophomore year.

  • A dark crater and orange rock on the surface of Mars
    Johnson Leads Major Grant to Redefine Extraterrestrial Life Detection
    November 2, 2018

    NASA’s Astrobiology Program has awarded a nearly $7 million grant to an effort led by Georgetown Assistant Professor Sarah Stewart Johnson that is explicitly aimed at throwing out the assumption that life out in space will be like life here at home.

  • A panel of five presents at the 2018 Music Policy Forum Summit
    Music Policy Forum Summit Promotes Dialogue Across Industry
    October 31, 2018

    Last weekend, Georgetown hosted the annual Music Policy Forum Summit, which brings together musicians, policymakers and industry stakeholders in a two-day event filled with speakers, panelists and workshops.

  • Tucker Kapp poses in his workshop with a white scroll of paper
    Actor, Publisher Tucker Kapp (C'10) Returns for 10-Day Artistic Residency
    October 30, 2018

    Kapp is guest lecturing three meetings of a contemporary French theater class during his 10-day residency. Tuesday, he’ll cap off his stay with the debut showing of S’Avoir, a one-man multimedia performance.