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)
This year Georgetown University is launching a new Master of Arts in Learning and Design (MLD). It is a great thing any time a university commits to training the next generation of instructional designers, educational technologists, and non-faculty educators. The Georgetown program looks to be particularly innovative, with an interdisciplinary curriculum coupled with specialized tracks in learning design, technology innovation, learning analytics, and higher education leadership...
Two new master’s programs – one designed to give students tools to transform K-12 urban education and the other to provide key concepts in design, innovation, technology and analytics – will be offered by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences beginning in the summer of 2017. For more detailed information about these two innovative master's programs, please see https://www.georgetown.edu/new-masters-urban-ed-learning-design
For graduate students wishing to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony, you MUST apply to graduate NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1, 2017 if you wish to: (a) have your diploma available at the May graduation ceremony and (b) have your name and graduation information printed in the Commencement Book. This early deadline is necessitated by the production schedules of both the diplomas and Commencement Book. For more detailed information, please see the Graduate School's "How to Graduate" page located at: https://grad.georgetown.edu/academics/how-to-graduate
Georgetown University recently hosted its first conference for graduate students on world environmental history, titled: “Humanity & Other Forms of Life: Environmental Histories of the World.” The conference took place at the Georgetown's Mortara Center for International Studies on November 5, 2016 and featured the work of students from eight universities (Cornell, Georgetown, Indiana, NYU, Ohio State, Princeton, Stony Brook, and Yale).
The Ministry of Education and Culture of Paraguay contracted Georgetown University to develop a proposal for the reform of higher education in that country. Two entities at Georgetown University formed a partnership to develop this proposal. They were the Center for Intercultural Education and Development, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. These two entities developed a team of experts to develop the proposal. (read more)
The Georgetown University and Santander Group Partnership on Social Economy will present “Achieving Financial Inclusion": An Event of the Annual 'Finance and Human Development' Series, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. The event will consist of afternoon panel discussions followed by a special keynote address featuring Lawrence H. Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot Professor, Harvard University, with a special introduction by Ana Botín, Executive Chairman, The Santander Group. (see more)
Dean Norberto Grzywacz, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, will host a welcome bar-b-que dinner for all graduate students and graduate faculty on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the 4th floor patio of the Car Barn. There will be food and beverages provided at no cost to all graduate students. Beer and wine will be served (official photo ID showing proof of age required).
A Graduate New Student Orientation Program will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. All new graduate students at Georgetown University are encouraged to attend this half-day event that provides you with a brief overview of the University administration, graduate services, graduate resources, and other important, useful, and even fun information to make your transition to Georgetown successful as you begin your graduate student education. (see more)