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Georgetown Creates New Course for Students Returning from Study Abroad that Analyzes COVID-19

Georgetown University was one of a few institutions to create a new academic term specifically for students who were asked to return home from their study abroads due to COVID. …

April 9, 2020

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History and Science: Georgetown Professor Shows Why Collaboration Across Disciplines Important

Professor Kathryn de Luna is one of four faculty members in the Department of History to participate in the new HyperHistory Hub as part of the Georgetown Humanities Initiative.…

March 16, 2020

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Noted Filmmaker Ken Burns Talks to Undergraduates About Storytelling

Austin Riddick (C’20), who is working on a documentary to help garner support for a person he believes is wrongly convicted, got the chance to ask questions about storytelling…

March 2, 2020

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Chemistry, History, Psychology: College Professors from Varied Disciplines Recognized as Provost’s Distinguished Professors

Since 2016, a small group of faculty are selected each year to receive the honor of the Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professors. These educators have made a huge impact in…

February 7, 2020

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Golden Arches: New Book Explores McDonald’s, Civil Rights and Politics

Department of History professor Marcia Chatelain, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor and author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration (2015),…

January 10, 2020

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Justinianic Plague Not a Landmark Pandemic?

Until recently, the Justinianic Plague was thought to have killed up to half of the population of the Mediterranean between 541 and 750 CE. Departments of Biology and History…

December 2, 2019

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Georgetown Professor Launches Remembering YoU, a Community Archiving Initiative to Preserve Historic U-Street Neighborhood

Department of History Professor Ananya Chakravarti is working to preserve the rich history of one of Washington’s most culturally vibrant neighborhoods. She and Georgetown…

November 6, 2019

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Three College Professors Honored With Prestigious Research and Teaching Awards

Alison Mackey, Department of Linguistics, John McNeill, Department of History, and Cristina Sanz, Department of Spanish and Portuguese joined Italo Mocchetti, Georgetown…

November 5, 2019

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College Faculty Honored with President’s Awards for Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

These awards commend faculty who were nominated by their students and faculty peers for outstanding service to our community and to the Academy as exemplary scholar-teachers,…

October 7, 2019

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Top Five Climate Change Concerns Voiced by Environmental, Global Experts

Five faculty experts weigh in on their top concerns for the environment and climate change in keeping with the university's commitment to sustainability and Pope Francis’…

September 16, 2019