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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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Provost’s Blog

Giving Thanks

November 25th, 2021

The annual ritual started a bit early this fall – roller bags being pulled across campus from the residence halls to meet transportation to train stations, bus pickups, and airports — students on their way to Thanksgiving gatherings. On university campuses, this has been a fall unlike any previous fall. After seeing the Georgetown community […]

Building a Welcoming, Effective Learning Community

November 18th, 2021

One of the stark lessons of teaching during the pandemic via remote learning was the instructors’ exposure to the large heterogeneity of life circumstances among our students. Some of our students were connecting to zoom classes at the summer home of their parents, with strong internet, quiet, and privacy. Some of their classmates were taking […]

In Praise of Slow

November 10th, 2021

I was in a conversation recently about the relative performance of local public health agencies in assembling data to track the COVID-19 epidemic in their areas. These data are of critical importance in assessing the effectiveness of measures taken to slow the rate of infection. There is large variation across geographies in the accuracy and […]

A New Institute for the Environment and Sustainability

November 4th, 2021

For several decades, over 70 faculty in various schools at Georgetown have conducted research and taught courses concerning the environment and sustainability. About ten years ago, the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) was launched, with philanthropy from a donor who wished to remain anonymous. More recently, after an international search, we hired a new director of […]

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