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Prison Scholars Return to the Classroom

September 23rd, 2021

A group of Georgetown’s Prison Scholars gathered at the D.C. Jail’s library in early September to kick off the fall semester — and the first in-person class since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As they stopped to sign their names in a log book at the library entrance, they noticed that theirs were the first signatures since March 26, 2020.

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Maureen Tibbetts (C’21) and Adam Epstein-Shuman (C’22) Contribute to Happiness Research on Impact of Online Interactions During Peak of Social Distancing

September 21st, 2021

At the height of social distancing in the United States, a team of researchers led by Kostadin Kushlev, Ph.D. and professor in the Department of Psychology, examined the effects of online interactions on individuals’ happiness. Undergraduates Maureen Tibbetts (C’21) and Adam Epstein-Shuman (C’22), who contributed to the study, found that while online social interactions with strong ties are associated with higher well-being, online interactions with strangers were related to lower well-being. 

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Kimberly Sellers Named ASA Fellow for Research, Collaboration and Leadership in Justice and Equity

September 8th, 2021

Kimberly Sellers, Ph.D. and professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, was elected as a Fellow in the American Statistical Association (ASA) for her excellence in dispersed count data methodology, impactful collaborations with the US Census Bureau and exemplary leadership increasing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in statistics and broader mathematical science communities.

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