Post Tagged with: "ebola"

PHOTO COURTESY OF OLIVIA WEISE

Entitled “After the Crisis,” photojournalist Sara May's exhibit features photos from her travels to Sierra Leone and offers an intimate look into everyday life, documenting the struggle of the human subjects as they adapt to life without the loved ones they lost to Ebola.

Photojournalist Examines Post-Ebola Life in Sierra Leone

Photojournalism has the power to raise awareness for otherwise forgotten stories, according to photojournalist Sara May at an opening of her exhibit detailing the aftermath of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone at the Washington, D.C. Leica Store on Friday. Entitled “After the Crisis,” the exhibit features photos from May’s[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 0 comments City News, News
WHO Director Outlines Health, Government Responsibility

WHO Director Outlines Health, Government Responsibility

World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan discussed the responsibility of governments and international organizations to address global health issues Friday in Gaston Hall at the second Global Futures Initiative lecture of this semester. The event, entitled “Governance, Global Health, 21st Century Challenges,” continued the semester’s series topic of the[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

University Raises Funds For Liberian Parish

Several campus offices, including the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, the Office of Advancement, the Office of Mission and Ministry and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, collaborated this fall to raise over $4,400 for the Holy Family Parish in Caldwell, Liberia. Chair of the NHS Department of[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Adjunct professor Ron Klain, pictured in Gaston Hall in November 2013, ended his term as “Ebola czar” on Feb. 13. He will return to Georgetown.

After 130 Days, Klain Ends Ebola Czar Term

Adjunct professor Ron Klain (CAS ’83) concluded his 130-day appointment as the White House’s Ebola response coordinator Feb. 13, having directed the United States’ reaction to the outbreak both domestically and internationally. Klain, who was appointed by President Barack Obama as a special government employee on Oct. 17, midway through[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Balancing the Unequal Ebola Epidemic

In the first of Georgetown’s Global Futures lectures last week, Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group described the core mission of his development-based financial institution. Kim aligned the goal for the World Bank Group — to end extreme poverty by 2030 — with the duty to provide[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

An Informed Plan for Ebola

Early yesterday, an email from University President John J. DeGioia outlined Georgetown’s contingency plans regarding the growing Ebola crisis in Western Africa. The university has articulated that all policies pertaining to Ebola will be based solely on the advice of the public health resources available to Georgetown administrators, namely MedStar[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

West African Admissions Unaffected by Ebola Outbreak

Despite the travel policies put in place by the Office of Risk Management prohibiting university-sponsored travel to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in light of the outbreak of the Ebola virus, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will not implement regulations on international student admissions from Central and West Africa. Kathryn[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Ebola Crisis Prompts Visitor Policy Change

Associate Vice President for Risk Management Joseph Yohe and Assistant Vice President for Student Health James Welsh announced an updated visitor policy in order to protect the campus community from the Ebola virus in a university-wide email last week. “The overall approach to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Klain Appointed Ebola Czar

President Barack Obama appointed Georgetown University adjunct professor Ron Klain (CAS ’83) to head the United States’ response to the Ebola outbreak Friday, affecting his role on campus this semester. “When the president called, giving up this class was one of the top things on my mind,” Klain said to[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

US Cases of Ebola Distract From Crisis

“EBOLA MAY BE IN D.C. WEAR A FACE MASK AND DON’T SHARE DRINKS!” read one text I got last week from a good friend of mine.The actual text had about eight more exclamation points, but I have confidence you sense the urgency she meant to convey. I could tell she[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top