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Leading Technology and Society Researcher Joins Georgetown

danah boyd, a leading expert and researcher at Microsoft Research ( @MSFTResearch ), has joined Georgetown as a visiting distinguished professor, accelerating a university-wide initiative on technology, ethics, governance and public policy.

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From Climate Ambition to Climate Action

SFS and the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) program hosted “The Road to COP26: From Climate Ambition to Climate Action,” a panel discussion about the upcoming global summit and climate goals for the U.S., U.K. and the world.

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New Charitable Foundation Established

In a new and meaningful phase of work and with the ongoing support of Georgetown, the Jesuits and the Descendants of the 272 enslaved individuals sold in 1838 by the Maryland Province of Jesuits have established a charitable foundation focused on racial healing and educational advancement.

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Interpersonal Interactions in the University

January 13th, 2022

A couple of years ago, the ombuds for faculty reported statistical counts of complaints of interpersonal conduct problems that were larger than expected. I wrote about the issue in a post on bullying. There were various manifestations of this behavior. Some of it seemed to arise from colleagues who failed to treat anyone with respect. […]

Inequalities within Science

January 6th, 2022

There are two thought-provoking bibliometric articles in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) describing an increasing concentration of influence of a small number of scientists within their fields. The two articles look at different features of the scientific enterprise, the first one noting the growing inequalities of citation rates and the other […]

How We Describe Our Work

December 30th, 2021

The vast majority of university faculty have chosen their careers because they treasure the life of the mind. They are driven by a set of interests in a domain of human knowledge. They seek deeper understanding of that domain. They bring intense critical cognitive skills to the work. They select into their career because they […]

Reliving the 17th Century in a Quest for Truth

December 23rd, 2021

A former dean of Georgetown’s’ College of Arts and Sciences, Chris Celenza, has written a thoughtful essay , discussing the search for the original thoughts of Augustine (from the 4th century), by a 17th century philologist (i.e., a student of language and its utility in historical textual analysis). The scholar came to believe that the […]

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