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Lau Devotes Space to Creativity

The Gelardin New Media Center will open a new space on the first floor of Lauinger Library to foster creativity within the Georgetown community by March 1. The new area, called a MakerSpace and funded by a $15,000 donation from the Caroon Fund, will feature several types of creative tools,[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
ROBERT CORTES FOR THE HOYA
Somali Ambassador to the United States Ahmed Isse Awad discussed U.S.-Somali relations Tuesday in the Intercultural Center.

Somali Ambassador Discusses US-Somali Relations

Recently appointed Somali Ambassador to the United States Ahmed Isse Awad and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs Shannon Smith emphasized the improved U.S.-Somali relationship and discussed strategies to defeat the terrorist group Al-Shabaab at an event in the Intercultural Center on Tuesday. Director of[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DC Joins Underrepresented Territories Organization

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization accepted the District of Columbia’s bid to join its membership – marking the first North American territory to be represented by UNPO – on Nov. 9. Based in Brussels, Belgium, UNPO seeks to protect and promote the rights of its 42 members, which include[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ROBERT CORTES FOR THE HOYA
Students and faculty can sign up for 15-minute sessions at the Gelardin New Media Center to use the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from this Wednesday to Dec. 18.

Gelardin Center Offers New Virtual Reality Headsets

The Gelardin New Media Center in Lauinger Library began offering the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality software, to students Wednesday. The Rift, a software developed by technology company Oculus VR, allows users to fully immerse in a virtual reality through its head-mounted display. Students can sign up on the library[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

UN Commissioner Discusses Global Refugee Crises, Reform

The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called on the international community to collaborate on resolving ongoing refugee crises at the semester’s third Global Futures lecture in Gaston Hall on Wednesday. Guterres’ lecture, titled “Present and Future Challenges of Global Forced Displacement,” continued the Global Futures Initiative’s semester-long[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Former Fed CEO Shares Economic Experience

As part of McDonough School of Business professor David A. Walker’s “Global Financial Markets and Institutions” course, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard W. Fisher held a question-and-answer session on Oct. 8 with students, in which he discussed various issues ranging from his past[Read More…]

by October 19, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
COURTESY FRANCES DELAURENTIS
Georgetown University Law Center professor Frances DeLaurentis, center, received a legal service award Oct. 4 for her pro bono work with the Catholic Charities Legal Network.

Professor Recognized for Service

Georgetown University Law Center professor Frances DeLaurentis was selected as a recipient of the Archdiocese of Washington John Carroll Society’s Pro Bono Legal Service Award for her work with the Catholic Charities Legal Network. DeLaurentis will be recognized for her work in supervising the production of nine handbooks over the[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments City News, News