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Linguistics Team Wins Competition, Professor Receives Accolades

December 7th, 2021

A team of Ph.D. students representing the Department of Linguistics Corpling Lab won top marks in all five categories of DISRPT 2021, a recurring computational linguistics competition. The competition invites teams from around the world to build out and improve computational models that decode human discourse, which includes identifying meaningful portions of the text, detecting cue words and identifying the relationships between segments.

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JUPS Students Contribute to Global Research Initiative on Mapping Peace Education

December 6th, 2021

“Mapping Peace Education,” an online tool and publication analyzing global peace education efforts, is a new research initiative of the Global Campaign for Peace Education and several leading organizations engaged in peace education research and practice. This dynamic resource is designed to support the development of contextually relevant and evidence-based peace education through data and analysis on global formal and non-formal peace education efforts with the end goal of transforming conflict, war and violence.  

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Postdoctoral Fellow Maëva Millan and Professor Sarah Stewart Johnson Conduct First-of-Its-Kind Research Searching for Organic Molecules on Red Planet

November 16th, 2021

In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, Georgetown Postdoctoral Fellow Maëva Millan and her advisor, Sarah Stewart Johnson, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Science, Technology, and International Affairs Program, share their findings from the very first “wet chemistry derivatization” experiment performed on Mars, where NASA’s Curiosity Rover landed in August 2012. 

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Bringing Disability Ethics into Mainstream Curriculum

November 10th, 2021

With the support of a $100,000 current-use gift from Matt (C’02, L’09) and Jenae (L’09) Ruesch, the Ethics Lab is creating a new three-week disabilities studies module to be piloted in the Introduction to Ethics course offered through Georgetown’s philosophy department.

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