Messages to the Community from the Office of the Provost

Georgetown continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the university community. For more information regarding the evolving situation please visit the Georgetown University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.


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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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Announcing the Georgetown School of Nursing (GSN) and the Georgetown School of Health (GSH)

As an expansion of our commitment, today, we are announcing a plan to launch two new schools focused on health: The Georgetown School of Nursing (GSN) and the Georgetown School of Health (GSH).

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Provost’s Blog

Speculating on the Undergraduate Fall

July 28th, 2021

Faculty and staff of universities are in an in-between time – in anticipation of a fall return to full operations of the university. Residence halls are slated to be fully-occupied. Most courses are designed to be in-person. Events on campus have a green light. Most of these changes were triggered by the demonstrated success of […]

An Homage

July 22nd, 2021

One interesting property of the academic life is that, in addition to a faculty member being an “employee” of a work organization, they are asked to contribute to the management of the organization. The word “management” is foreign to the academy; we prefer the word “governance” most commonly. So, universities are proud to note that […]

Synthesizing Some Lessons of COVID-19

July 14th, 2021

One of the lessons of COVID-19 for universities was an indirect effect of moving from in-person instruction to remote learning, heavily dependent on internet platforms like Zoom. The global pandemic’s psychological impact is the focus of many current social psychological inquiries; it’s also a topic of popular media. The large disparities in the household situations […]

Differences Across Disciplines that Aren’t that Different

July 7th, 2021

One of the joys of a provost is learning lessons about how the different disciplines are organized, how they define important questions to examine, and how they identify important work. As each group drills deeper into their domains of knowledge, it is easy for them to risk learning little about other fields. As a side-effect […]

Provost’s Podcast: Faculty in Research

Provost’s Newsletter: Monthly Announcements for Faculty