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Black History Month 2024 at GU

During the month of February, Georgetown University joins the nation in commemorating Black History Month. We invite you to learn more about Black history and culture at Georgetown and engage in events recognizing Black History Month.…

Jesuit Heritage Month

Jesuit Heritage Month 2021

Each November, our Hoya community celebrates Georgetown’s Jesuit roots and traditions, which continue to inspire and guide us today. During Jesuit Heritage Month, our Office of Mission & Ministry offers opportunities for faculty, staff and students to deepen their connection to and understanding of our Jesuit values.…

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Celebrating Latinx Heritage at Georgetown

Georgetown community members connect with Latinx culture and heritage through teaching, research and scholarship and build community around shared identity and experiences. We honor the vibrant histories, languages, traditions and values that transcend borders and unite Latinx people across the Americas and Caribbean islands.…

On left Nannie Helen Burroughs, on right Mary Church Terrell. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Nadia Brown Discusses History of Nineteenth Amendment and Existing Voter Suppression

Though this year marks the 101st anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, voting rights in the United States are still unaccessible for many. Nadia Brown, Ph.D. Professor of Government and director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, discusses the history surrounding the suffrage movement and how voting rights must be changed to create a more just society for all. …

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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.…


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.