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2019 Graduate Financial Aid Drop-in Day, Mon, August 26

August 22nd, 2019

Graduate students are invited to come to the Car Barn (3520 Prospect Street, N.W., corner of 36th Street – about a 5 minute walk from campus) to drop-in at any time between 12 noon – 4 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019 to meet with Graduate School Financial Aid officers. Bring any questions about financial aid, scholarships, stipends, your financial awards, and any other questions you may have and get personalized attention from the people who know the answers. For more information, please see the 2019 Graduate Induction website.

2019 Graduate School New Student Induction, Tuesday, August 27

August 22nd, 2019

The Graduate School’s New Student Induction will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. beginning in Gaston Hall (in Healy Hall, 3rd floor) for a welcome program from Graduate School Deans and the Georgetown University president. Following that, the program moves to the ICC for several information sessions about graduate academics, graduate life at Georgetown, and other information for new graduate students. Following the information sessions, at 1:00 p.m. everyone is invited to the free annual “Welcome Back, Jack!” BBQ on Copley Lawn. At 2:30 p.m., those who have reserved in advance will depart the Car Barn (3520 Prospect Street, N.W.) for a graduate student-focused tour of Georgetown University. For more information, please see the 2019 Graduate Induction website.

Georgetown’s New Mascot-in-Training: the NEW Jack the Bulldog!

August 22nd, 2019

Georgetown University announced today that a brand new mascot-in-training arrived on campus this summer and will become the next official ‘Jack the Bulldog.’ The six-month-old bulldog was born in January, 2019 in Canada. He later moved to Valley Center, California, where he began his training with breeders and Georgetown parents Janice and Marcus Hochstetler. The new Jack’s caretaker and the Jack Crew, comprising several students who help with the mascot’s daily walks, will introduce the puppy to campus on his daily walks. The former Jack, whose signature move was skateboarding, is now 6 years old and ready to devote his full attention to rooting for the Hoyas from his comfortable bed. Still healthy, he’ll live out the rest of his life in retirement with his current caretaker. For more details about our new Mascot-in-Training, please see the official news announcement.

2019 Graduate Student Welcome BBQ and Info Fair, Thur, Sept 5

August 22nd, 2019

Graduate School Dean Norberto Grzywacz and the Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Enrichment will hold a Welcoming Reception and BBQ for all graduate students on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the Car Barn patio. Please come to the Car Barn and join us for food, drinks, entertainment, and the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, organizations, and fellow graduate students. (Please be sure to bring your GOCard, as well as your driver license or passport showing date of birth if you plan to drink wine or beer). The Car Barn is located at 3520 Prospect Street, N.W. (corner of 36th Street and Prospect Street) about 3 blocks from the Healy Gate. For more information see the 2019 Graduate Student Induction website page.

Ph.D. student Andrew Marshall (G’22) awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

August 22nd, 2019

Andrew T. Marshall (G’22), a Ph.D. student in Government (Comparative Government focus) is the recent recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. He is currently in Kenya working on his dissertation research, which examines two linguistically diverse countries in East Africa: Kenya and Tanzania. Marshall is comparing and contrasting the role of official language policies – given the more than 60 languages spoken in Kenya and the more than 120 languages spoken in Tanzania – that contribute to the ways in which each country’s citizens understand and identify with their nation. (More details are available about Andrew Marshall and his doctoral research.)

New Master's Degree Melds Environmental Measurements Science and Policy

December 18th, 2018

A new interdisciplinary master’s program, designed to give students the skills to conduct rigorous scientific measurement and analysis of toxins, hazardous substances and other materials in the earth’s atmosphere and surface, will be offered by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences this fall. The aim is to equip students with a better understanding of environmental measurements science and policy. “The idea is that you want to use the best available science to inform the process of policymaking” says YuYe Tong, chemistry professor and program director for the Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy. “Our vision is to teach and train people to be skillful with both sides of the equation – to understand the science and the processes through which how science can best inform the policymaking.” Tong says the new two-year program, offered through Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is the first of its kind in the United States. (read more)

Graduate School Information Session – November 6, 2018

November 19th, 2018

Come learn about Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ exciting master’s programs on Tuesday, November 6 from 12 noon until 2:00pm in Pedro Arrupe Hall (next to Reiss / Leavey Center). Refreshments and door prizes for everyone (register at the registration table upon arrival). Representatives of the Graduate School Admissions Office will be on hand to discuss applying to Graduate School, requirements, costs, and general questions about financial aid. Graduate Program representatives will available to discuss their academic program, coursework, and other specific information. Register at: @bit.ly/GSASsignup (click for more detailed information)

Patrick Healey Fellows Honored at Networking Reception

November 19th, 2018

Recipients and selection committee members of the Patrick Healey Graduate Fellowship got together to celebrate the Patrick Healey Fellows, who were selected following a competitive process as the fellowship celebrates its second successful year. The program was named in honor of Georgetown University’s 28th President, Patrick Healey, the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree, and Georgetown University’s first African-American President. Click for more information about the Healey Fellowship reception.