Fall 2018

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Panelists for “Georgetown Update: The Past, Present, and Future” included law professor Jane Aiken, Rosemary Kilkenny (L’87, Parent’06), former law dean Judith Areen, and Ambassador Melanne Verveer (SLL’66, G’69, Parent’94)
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First University-Wide Women’s Forum Inspires and Empowers

Nearly 500 attendees gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., on May 3 and 4 for the first university-wide Women’s Forum, sponsored by the Georgetown University Alumni Association and the Georgetown Law Center. The annual event has been held for Law Center alumnae and students since 1992.

Campus News

Gayle Jessup White, left, a descendant of Thomas Jefferson, listens as Melisánde Short-Colomb (C’21) speaks during a panel discussion at the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of Georgetown’s April Emancipation Day observances. Short-Colomb is a descendant of Abraham Mahoney and Mary Ellen Queen, who were among the 272 enslaved men, women, and children sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838.

In April, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gayle Jessup White—a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and community engagement officer at Monticello—conversed on stage with Melisánde Short-Colomb…

Blythe Shepard (center) and her research team, including Ryan Kurtz and Lily Steinberg (C’20), focus on the role of microscopic olfactory receptors in metabolic diseases.

Every day, Blythe Shepard, assistant professor of human science at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, runs along the C&O Canal in Georgetown to think. She never wears headphones,…

Rosemary Kilkenny
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Rosemary Kilkenny (L’87): Challenged to Do Even More

Rosemary Kilkenny (L’87), Georgetown’s vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action, was honored with Georgetown’s inaugural Dr. Carol J. Lancaster Award this spring.

Alumni News and Profiles

Paul Lanzone and Julia Farr

Paul Lanzone (MBA’15) has been appointed associate vice president of alumni engagement and Julia Farr (C’88) has been named executive director of the Georgetown University Alumni Association…

Jim Gaffigan

The first thing to know about comedian Jim Gaffigan (B’88) is that he’s hilarious but still down-to-earth. He has several shows available on your streaming devices so you can see…

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