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Georgetown Takes New Steps to Advance Gender Equity Among Faculty Following Task Force Report

The Task Force on Gender Equity, charged with assessing institutional practices to promote gender equity among full-time faculty and senior academic leadership, shared its recommendations in a new report. Faculty and senior administrators from across Georgetown’s campuses and from a variety of disciplines, perspectives and roles comprised the task force, which examined hiring and retention, compensation, work-life balance, climate and culture and other key issue areas.

Deborah Tannen

Linguistics Professor Deborah Tannen Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to our G+JI Advisory Board Member Dr. Deborah Tannen. The Linguistics professor was recently chosen to become a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The linguist joins a group of accomplished individuals who are engaged in advancing the public good, which will enable her to continue achieving her goal of “figuring out and explaining how language works.”


AWARDS

Collage of three GWIM Awardees

GWIM Honors Outstanding Women in Medicine – Celebrating excellence in research, mentoring and teaching, the Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) annual awards ceremony honored women faculty members on January 28 via Zoom. This year’s Georgetown Women in Medicine honorees were (pictured l to r): Ludise Malkova, PhD, Karen Gale Outstanding Achievement Award recipient; Kristi D. Graves, PhD, Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award recipient; and Kelli Giffin, MSN, RN, CHSE, recipient of the School of Nursing & Health Studies Mentorship Award for Faculty in Health Studies. Read More.


Award – Law Professor Deborah Epstein received the 2020 Margaret Brent Award from the American Bar Association

Deborah Epstein, Georgetown Professor of Law and Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic; former Gender+Justice Initiative Co-Director is the 2020 Margaret Brent Award honoree. View an intro video about the honoree and her acceptance speech.


RESEARCH

Research ReportResponding to rising intimate partner violence amid COVID-19 A rapid global review by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Read More and Download Report


Research Report The Best and Worst States to Be a Woman – Introducing the U.S. Women, Peace and Security Index by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Read More and Download Report


Event Report Women and Disparities in Leadership and Wages – SIGIR (the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval) – SIGIR’20 Women in IR event, co-organized by SIGIR WIR co-chairs, Georgetown Professor Nazli Goharian and Suzan Verberne, from Leiden University, and local co-chair of SIGIR’20 WIR, Xin Ma, from Microsoft. Read Report.


Professor Examines Pandemic’s Mental Health and Income Toll on Children and Families. professor Rebecca Ryan says the COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic increases in income loss and food insecurity for over 200 low-income families living in rural Pennsylvania that she has been following as part of a Child Development and Social Policy (CDSP) Lab’s effort to quantify the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s health in the United States. Read More.


UNIVERSITY NEWS

Theater, African American Studies Scholar Appointed Interim Georgetown College Dean (University News)

Georgetown has appointed performing arts and African American studies scholar Soyica Colbert as the new interim dean for Georgetown College, effective Jan. 1. Read More

Sivagami Subbaraman retires as director of LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Center (The Georgetown Voice)

Long-time director of the LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Center, Sivagami Subbaraman, affectionately known as “Shiva” by students of Georgetown, announced last November that she would be retiring as director effective Dec. 31, 2020.