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  • Research as Service
    October 17, 2018
    It is common for faculty to assess their contribution to the university and their profession along three dimensions – teaching, research, and service. These roughly correspond to the three central goals of all universities – formation of their students, original inquiry and discovery, and advancement of the common good. “Service” at most universities consists of […]
  • Global Competition, Global Diplomacy, and Academic Research
    October 10, 2018
    A colleague of mine recently reminded me that, during the Cold War, nuclear physicists in the Soviet Union and the US continued scientific exchanges. In the opinion of some, these exchanges were critical to the eventual diplomatic agreement between the two countries regulating nuclear armaments. Academics can easily build bonds with those working in the […]
  • Critical Thinking, Imagination, Creativity, Interpretation, Design Thinking, Problem Solving, Self-Teaching, Inquiry, Scholarship, Research
    October 3, 2018
    One of the joys of being a provost is learning a bit about the cultures of diverse areas of study within the university. Some fields are relatively united around a strong conceptual framework identifying key questions and methods to answer them. Other fields are debating what key questions should be addressed or what methods, used […]
  • Venturing into Entrepreneurship
    September 26, 2018
    A few weeks ago, the McDonough School of Business, based on a gift from the Leonsis family, announced the opening of the Georgetown Venture Lab, a facility within the space of WeWork White House, just a baseball throw from the White House. The purpose of the site is to provide current students and alumni a […]