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Provost's Blog

  • The Georgetown Humanities Initiative
    June 21, 2017
    For several months a group of faculty has led discussions regarding efforts to enrich the scholarship and learning environment for the humanities at Georgetown. Georgetown routinely produces large numbers of works from our faculty in theology, philosophy, history, classics, literature, languages and linguistics, anthropology, and cultural studies. Having faculty at the cutting edge of their […]
  • So, What Difference Do the Social Sciences Really Make?
    June 14, 2017
    These days we’re all spending a lot of time rethinking how funding for basic and applied research will be sustained. This affects the humanities and basic sciences in almost all fields. It’s thus ever-more important to learn how best to communicate why research in diverse fields is important to the future of the world. In […]
  • Protecting Human Subjects of Research
    June 7, 2017
    Over many years the Federal government has constructed a system for peer and community review of research involving human subjects, in order to assure objective assessments of the risks and benefits of the research to the subjects and the larger scientific enterprise. The notion of “risk” includes both the probability of an adverse event and […]
  • Emotion and Rationality
    May 31, 2017
    One of the interesting differences among academic disciplines is the relative role of emotion versus rationality in the culture of the field. The power of poetry lies in its compact generation of emotions — so too, the words and movements of a play, the text-based creation of a character in literature, the brushstrokes of a […]