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Swedish Fashion Photography at House of Sweden

October 30, 2013

Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art, a compelling exhibition of photography by five internationally renowned Swedish photographers is being presented by the Embassy of Sweden at the House of Sweden now through December 8th, Saturday and Sundays only.

Denise Grünstein, Julia Hetta, Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Julia Peirone and Elisabeth Toll belong to a new generation of Swedish fashion photographers who have made a reputation around the world and can be found in international fashion magazines and art institutions. Curated by Greger Ulf Nilson, Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art, combines the creative energy of these five strong photographers. The images are a game of balance between art and fashion photography, plunging its roots into cultural history as well as personal experiences. They overcome the difference between the intimate and the distant, creating atmospheres that bewitch us. Click here for more information about Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art and the artists.

House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street.

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Georgetown Walk for the Homeless October 20

October 6, 2013

Georgetown University and the greater Georgetown community invite you to take part in a community walk to benefit Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC). 

5K Run/2K Walk

Sunday, October 20th

Georgetown University, Red Square

11:00 am

5K Run/2K Walk

The money raised from the Walk for the Homeless keeps GMC’s doors open every single day and allows them to provide diverse programming and services to the chronically homeless. This Georgetown campus and community event will raise awareness and funds for this important community issue.  

Walk with us for one day, and help us seek to end homelessness one person at a time.

The race will be followed by a celebration on Copley Lawn with music, food, and prizes for the fastest male and female runners, best costume, the largest group to register, and for the registrant who raises the most money for GMC. Costumes and group registration are highly encouraged!

Register online here.

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Georgetown University Receives $100 Million to Create New Public Policy School

September 18, 2013

Georgetown University announced Wednesday that it will make a transformational impact on the field of public policy through a gift of $100 million. The gift, from Frank H. McCourt, Jr. (C’75), is the largest in the university’s history and will endow the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University

The McCourt School for Public Policy will leverage Georgetown’s location in Washington, D.C., its relationships with global leaders and its legacy of public service to launch a new approach to public policy. The McCourt School will contribute policy-based, data-driven research and solutions to the urgent policy issues of our time. This world-class research institution will incorporate the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), a nationally ranked graduate program.

“Georgetown is uniquely positioned, at this moment in our university’s history, to build on our existing strengths as we grow to meet the needs of the complex and evolving public policy field,” says Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia. “The McCourt School of Public Policy will build on the foundation we have created while leveraging our most valuable resources – our location in the nation’s capital, our national and global reputation, and our commitment to civil and civic discourse and engagement - to become the premiere academic resource for public policy in the 21st century.”

“There has never been a more urgent need for this work,” says McCourt. “The issues facing global leaders are more acute, dynamic and interrelated than ever before. We recognize an opportunity here to serve the world in a new way through an innovative approach to public policy research and analysis.”

The new McCourt Fellows Program will recruit and offer full scholarships to the country's most qualified future public policy makers and scholars. The McCourt School will also house a new Massive Data Institute, which will harness and navigate the data that new advances in technology and communications have generated in the past decade 

“The generosity and partnership of Frank McCourt brings to life our vision to connect the Jesuit values of service and justice with a critical need in the 21st century for scholars, leaders, policymakers and organizations to work together in new ways,” says DeGioia.  “Understanding the data now available to us and using it in the creation of public policy will be fundamental to shaping the public policy of the future.”

“The McCourt family has had a long relationship with Georgetown over multiple generations, and we are very pleased to partner with the university to bring to life the bold vision of a new public policy school,” added McCourt.  “Georgetown’s unmatched interconnections with the people, institutions and ideas that shape global public policy make it uniquely qualified to develop the preeminent public policy school for our time.”

The McCourt School will become the ninth school at Georgetown University and the first new school since 1957. The university will officially launch the McCourt School for Public Policy at an academic ceremony October 8 and will celebrate at an event with members of the national and international policy communities, dignitaries and Members of Congress in Washington, D.C. on October 9.

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