Georgetown will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the MLK Initiative’s John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award Virtual Ceremony on Monday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. live on the Georgetown University Facebook page

In addition, the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service will present its annual Teach the Speech workshop on Tuesday, January 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. RSVP to attend. This year, Dr. King’s 1965 speech “Our God is Marching On” will feature three mini-keynote addresses and dialogue with the speakers. Resources to support faculty and staff to teach the speeches can be found here.
As the 2021 presidential inauguration approaches, the University is coordinating closely with federal and local authorities on safety planning and strongly recommends that all members of the Georgetown community follow the guidance of federal and local authorities. You can find planning information and on-campus support and services information here

In addition, residents of the D.C. area should be aware of upcoming Metrorail and Metrobus service adjustments including station closures through Thursday, January 21. Learn more here 

A crowdsourced inauguration preparation and safety planning resources guide from the Council on Diversity Affairs (CODA) is available here.

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) will hold open discussions about the inauguration and events leading up to it on Tuesday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. Click here to join.
News and Announcements
In response to the reprehensible violence we witnessed in our city last week, President DeGioia shared this message with our community.
Members of the Georgetown community have maintained a strong presence in Congress and the White House. Read more about our Hoyas in Public Service.
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration Day, the University will be closed on Monday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 20. Additionally, on Tuesday, January 19, in order to minimize the number of members of our community on campus, and with limited, approved exceptions, the University will operate virtually and our physical campuses will be Closed with Instructional Continuity and Essential Services. Learn more here.
Vicennials Honored
Each year, academic faculty and staff are honored with Vicennial Medals for their 20 years at the university – gold for full-time service and silver for part-time. The 2020 GUMC Vicennial Medal recipients are:
Partha P. Banerjee, PhD, associate professor, biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology;
Donna D. Cameron, PhD, professor, family medicine; and
Radoslav Goldman, PhD, professor, oncology, biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology; director, proteomics shared resource. Congratulations!
As of February 1, currently enrolled Georgetown students will be able to book study spaces at WeWork, a co-working space with locations in 80 cities around the world. You must sign up for your membership at least two business days before the end of the month for the membership to start working the following next month. Sign up at we.co/georgetown using your Georgetown NetID email address. Learn more here
The new GU360 mobile app simplifies the process for completing the COVID-19 Daily Check-in and receiving your Building Access Badge, which you need to show public health screeners when you enter campus buildings. Beginning on Tuesday, January 19, the COVID-19 Daily Check-in will move from the One Medical app and website to the GU360 app and website. Please follow these instructions to install and use the GU360 app on your Android or Apple iOS mobile device. Learn more here
MedStar Health researchers invite you to be a part of a multi-site, CDC-funded COVID-19 Community Research Partnership study, looking to see how the virus has affected the communities it serves. Participation in the study involves answering questions online and, for some volunteers, an in-home blood test for antibodies to COVID-19 to determine if you’ve been sick with the virus in the past. Go to MedStarHealth.org/JoinTheFight and click the button to sign up for the study. Email questions to JoinTheFight@medstar.net.
The GUMC Teaching Academy for the Health Sciences strives to cultivate a community of faculty members across the medical center who are dedicated to GUMC’s educational mission. The GUMC Teaching Academy Selection Committee meets two times a year, in February and September, to review applications. Learn more here and contact centile@georgetown.edu if you have any questions.
On Saturday, January 23, access to Reservoir Road via East-West Road will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The closure will facilitate the installation of new MRI equipment in the New Research Building. Learn more here.
Press Releases
Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security (GHSS) today announced the launch of the most comprehensive collection of documents from the last two and a half decades of pandemic preparedness planning.
Computer-based artificial intelligence can function more like human intelligence when programmed to use a much faster technique for learning new objects, say two neuroscientists who designed such a model to mirror human visual learning.
GUMC In The News
Calendar of Events
Thursday, January 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) Spaces and Places for Advocacy and Racial-Justice Knowledge (SPARK) Committee as we process current events as a community.
Thursday, January 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

In this series addressing “USMLE STEP-1 is Going to Pass/Fail: Now What do We Do?” Jonathan Amiel, MD, of Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons presents “USMLE Step 1 P/F: A UME Curriculum Dean’s Perspective.” Sponsored by the International Association of Medical Science Educators, offered by CENTILE. Register.
Thursday, January 21
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD, professor, pathology and laboratory medicine, UCLA Health. Join via Zoom.
Friday, January 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

This workshop introduces ways of recording PowerPoint presentations to make asynchronous lecture videos with narrations using PowerPoint or Zoom. Register.
Friday, January 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Paul Kolm, PhD, associate director in the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at MedStar Health Research Institute, presents “Meta-Analysis - Consumer Beware!” Register.
Tuesday, January 26
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to record your PowerPoint presentations with audio narrations using Panopto to make your class lecture videos and post them in your Canvas course to support remote teaching and students’ self-directed learning. Register.
Tuesday, January 26
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Online

Christopher Albanese, PhD, professor of oncology, radiology and pathology, director of the Preclinical Imaging Research Laboratory (PIRL) and executive director of the Center for Translational Imaging (CTI) at Georgetown, presents “Mechanisms Underlying Drug Resistance in GI Cancers.” Co-sponsored by Georgetown and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. Join via WebEx.
Thursday, January 28
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Online

In this series addressing “USMLE STEP-1 is Going to Pass/Fail: Now What do We Do?” Brenda Roman, MD, of Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University and Bruce Z. Morgenstern of Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Medicine present “Step 1 Going Pass-Fail: Are We Just Kicking the Can Down the Road?” Sponsored by the International Association of Medical Science Educators, offered by CENTILE. Register.
Thursday, January 28
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Helen H. Hobbs, MD, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, presents “Nature, Nurture and Fatty Liver Disease.” Note: CME/CE credit is being offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Thursday, January 28
5:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Join Georgetown Women in Medicine (GWIM) in celebrating the winners of the Estelle Ramey Mentorship Award, Karen Gale Outstanding Achievement Award and the School of Nursing & Health Studies Mentorship Award for Women in Health Studies. Attendees will also recognize recently appointed, promoted and tenured faculty. RSVP here.
Friday, January 29
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) Spaces and Places for Advocacy and Racial-Justice Knowledge (SPARK) Committee's 30-minute guided meditation led by Professor Nancy Harazduk, Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Program. RSVP.

Support for Virtual Instruction
See the Instructional Continuity @GU website for information about office hours, web resources, training webinars and other forms of assistance.
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.;
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

CETS is offering individual Zoom assistance. Meet with a member of the CETS staff via Zoom (meeting ID: 995-332-8350).
CNDLS Instructional Continuity Virtual Office Hours
Monday - Thursday,
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CNDLS holds instructional continuity office hours virtually in this Zoom room. Please stop by if you need help or dial 646-558-8656
(meeting ID: 386 980 1070).
After hours, email cndls@georgetown.edu.
Thursday, January 21, or 28
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Online office hours with UIS EdTech provide faculty and staff with assistance and answers to Canvas questions and assistance with all Canvas needs. Register 1/21 or 1/28.
Friday, January 22 or 29
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Online office hours with UIS EdTech provide faculty and staff with assistance and answers to questions about instructional continuity tools: Panopto, Zoom, Voicethread and Canvas. Register 1/22 or 1/29.
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