College News


  • The 2019 American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting will be held at Georgetown
    Georgetown Hosts 2019 ACLA Conference
    February 25, 2019

    From March 7 to 10, Georgetown University will host the 2019 American Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Meeting, one of the world’s largest conferences of comparative literature scholars.

  • Black-and-white photo of Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. sitting at a rally in Berlin with German politicians
    German Classes Study MLK's Visit to a Divided Berlin
    February 21, 2019

    The Georgetown College Department of German is participating in Georgetown’s MLK Initiative with a department-wide celebration of an often-overlooked trip Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took to Berlin on September 13, 1964.

  • Professor Maria Donoghue Velleca in Healy Hall
    Donoghue Velleca Accepts Deanship at Lehigh University
    February 21, 2019

    Professor Maria Donoghue Velleca, a fixture in the Department of Biology and the Georgetown College Dean’s Office for more than a decade, has been named the Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University.

  • Vice Dean David Edelstein
    Ask A Professor: David Edelstein on U.S.-China Relations
    February 15, 2019

    David Edelstein, Vice Dean of Faculty and Professor of Government, breaks down the reasons for a strained period in relations between the United States and China.

  • Russian train covered in propaganda
    Examining "Fake News" in History
    February 8, 2019

    Last week, the Georgetown College Department of History hosted a roundtable discussion titled “Fake News in History,” in which presenters discussed the spread of false information at various events in history. The event was the second installation of the History Department’s discussion series “Why History Matters.”

  • A woman speaks at a podium with Georgetown's seal on the front
    Georgetown Hosts Conference on Black Cultural Expression
    February 1, 2019

    The Georgetown College Departments of African American Studies and Performing Arts hosted a conference last week on black cultural production and activism engaging environments.

  • Three woman professors pose with gold medals against a white wall with photographs on it
    Withy, Hipwell, Woolard Receive 2018 Dean's Awards
    January 29, 2019

    Georgetown College Dean Chris Celenza presented three faculty members with the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Faculty Convocation ceremony on Monday.

  • A class of 11 students poses with their professor in a classroom.
    Hsu Tackles Question of Happiness in China
    January 29, 2019

    Professor Becky Hsu led a multi-institutional research project into happiness in China, which inspired her own book, Happiness in China: Family, Fate, and the Good Death, available later this year from the University of Chicago Press.

  • A sign indicating that U.S. national parks are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
    Q & A: Mark Rom on the Government Shutdown
    January 22, 2019

    We spoke with Professor Mark Rom — a specialist in American politics and social policy in the Department of Government and McCourt School of Public Policy — about why the 2018-19 government shutdown has lasted so long.

  • Front gates of Georgetown University
    College Establishes Pilot Program for Service Career Development
    January 21, 2019

    Georgetown College is proud to introduce the Social Responsibility Network, a new program designed to help students pursue careers in nonprofit and public service fields.