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VIEWPOINT: Confronting the Climate Crisis at GU

Georgetown University takes its responsibility to combat climate change seriously. In 2021, Georgetown expanded its long-standing sustainability office and hired its first vice…

January 20, 2023

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Georgetown Physics Professor Receives Prestigious Academic Distinction

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) elected a Georgetown physics professor, Kai Liu, as a member of its 2022 class of Fellows for his achievements in physics.…

January 19, 2023

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Kai Liu Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected Kai Liu, a physicist and materials scientist, to its 2022 class of Fellows. Liu is a professor and McDevitt Chair in the…

January 12, 2023

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Georgetown Wrapped: Look Back at 10 of Georgetown’s Memorable Moments of 2022

The university launched the Earth Commons, Georgetown’s Institute for Environment & Sustainability, to accelerate action, research and education on the most pressing…

December 14, 2022

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COP27: Georgetown Community Acts on Climate Change at UN Conference

Georgetown’s Earth Commons Institute and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) brought a performance piece to Sharm el-Sheikh that was developed at…

November 28, 2022

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District Launches Website to Promote Sustainable Living

“Tools like the website are essential for individual households to participate in reaching D.C.’s Zero Waste goal by 2032," said Earth Commons faculty Gina.…

November 20, 2022

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VIEWPOINT: Address Environmental Justice at Georgetown

"As Georgetown University students trying to address the climate crisis, we should acknowledge the privilege of our surroundings and seek input from communities that have felt…

November 3, 2022

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Georgetown Bee Campus Team Maps Biodiversity on Campus

Georgetown University is joining an international initiative that will allow community members to upload photos of plants, animals and insects around campus to an app that will…

October 6, 2022

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Emerging Virus Research Initiative Receives $12.5 Million Grant

Georgetown University is positioning itself to become a leader in the tracking and prevention of emerging viral diseases after securing a $12.5 million grant from the National…

September 15, 2022

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MSB Professor’s Research Finds New Implications of Climate Change for the Economy

New research from a McDonough School of Business (MSB) professor revealed the impact climate change and extreme weather may have on the.…

September 8, 2022