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Provost's Blog

  • Evidence and Talking Past One Another
    May 17, 2017
    We all find ourselves talking often these days about what constitutes credible evidence relevant to any decision. This is especially common in discussions about the evaluation of scientific findings. One feature of the scientific method that isn’t widely understood are the roles of reproducibility, replicability, and falsifiability in science. These three features are part of […]
  • Questions and Answers
    May 10, 2017
    I once gave a lecture to executives of a media company and later found myself talking with the CEO. He asked me about major demographic trends in the country, and I asked him about challenges facing his company in the future – acquiring staff with the right technical skills, leadership in the company, gaining the […]
  • Space for Creativity
    May 3, 2017
    One of the continuous struggles of universities throughout the world is providing the right amount and types of spaces faculty and students need to conduct their work. The spaces needed for the formation of students have traditionally been both the classroom and faculty meeting spaces, the latter of which are equally essential in aiding the […]
  • A New Georgetown Resource
    April 26, 2017
    There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday at Georgetown. That, in itself, is not rare for a growing, dynamic university. This one, however, has the distinction that it recognized the launch of a new resource for Georgetown faculty and student scholarship. The new resource lies within the Massive Data Institute of the McCourt School of Public […]