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    Congratulations and welcome to the newest cohort of Georgetown University faculty! This year's New Faculty Orientation will take place from August 23 - 25, 2016.

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  • Joint Appointment Initiative

    Joint Appointment Initiative

    In recognition of the fact that advances in knowledge and solutions to societal problems often require multidisciplinary approaches, the EVPs of the Main, Law, and Medical campuses have launched a new initiative for joint appointments at Georgetown.

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    Main Campus Research

    Get the latest information on internal and external funding opportunities and proposal support.

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    Designing the Future(s)

    Future(s) is an integrative initiative engaging the whole community while simultaneously exploring the issues facing higher education.

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Georgetown’s main campus houses various schools that offer an array of intellectually rigorous programs designed to guide our undergraduate and graduate students toward their professional and academic goals. Our degrees include the liberal arts, sciences, international relations, business administration and several specialized certificates and continuing education programs.

Provost's Blog

  • Beneficence, Maleficence, and Instrumentalization in Data Ethics
    June 22, 2016
    Two central notions in bioethics are “beneficence,” the provision of benefits to the patient, and the absence of “maleficence,” the “do no harm” principle. Certainly in constructing a framework for data ethics, these must also be central goals. There doesn’t appear to be a perfect mapping of these ideas to statistical practice aimed at describing […]
  • A Little More on Data Ethics
    June 15, 2016
    Much of the perspective on ethical treatment of persons in research flowed from the Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1974-78). The field of bioethics parallels these activities and has also influenced how many think of obligations social scientists have toward persons involved in their research. There are several […]
  • Depth of Thinking in the Big Data World
    June 8, 2016
    When I was about nineteen years old and taking a first course in empirical social science, I was given a computerized set of data and documentation describing the data. The class was told to pose any question we found relevant to the data, construct an analysis, and describe in words the results. The liberty to […]