Celebrate the Class of 2021
Members of the Georgetown community are invited to join virtual celebrations of the Class of 2021 Saturday, May 22 through Monday, May 24. These events will be livestreamed on Facebook and you do not need a Facebook account to participate. Congratulations to our graduates!

Saturday, May 22
4:00 p.m.
Broadcast on the NHS Facebook page
The Pinning Ceremony for the BSN majors celebrates student achievement and the highlighting of Georgetown University's unique nursing pin - a symbol of the students' values-based education and entrance into professional nursing practice. Karly Ward (NHS'21) will deliver the student address.
Saturday, May 22
5:00 p.m.
Broadcast on the NHS Facebook page
The Tropaia Ceremony celebrates the achievements of the undergraduate Class of 2021 from our majors in global health, health care management & policy, human science, and nursing. Recognitions will include honor societies, as well as major-specific and school awards. Joseph Maccarone (NHS'21) will deliver the student address.

Georgetown University Virtual Baccalaureate Mass
Sunday, May 23
10:00 a.m.
The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to participate in the University-wide virtual Baccalaureate Mass celebration. All members of the Georgetown community are encouraged to join our graduates and their families for this beautiful liturgy.
School of Medicine Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 23
11:00 a.m.
This virtual ceremony include honors bestowed upon our graduates, student speaker, Lauren Tamara Wilson, and the Commencement speaker, Dr. Ray Mitchell.

Virtual BGE Name Recognition Ceremony
Sunday, May 23
1:00 p.m.
Broadcast on the BGE Facebook page
BGE alumnus Jean-Baptiste Mazarati, PhD, (G’12) will share inspiring words during the ceremony.
Georgetown University Commencement Ceremonies for In-Person Graduates
Monday, May 24
10:00 a.m. Undergraduate Ceremony
5:00 p.m. Graduate/Professional Ceremony
Livestreamed from Nationals Park on the Georgetown University Facebook page
Coming Next Week: GUMC Update Commencement Special Edition
Watch for a special edition of GUMC Update next week featuring stories and videos celebrating the Class of 2021.
New Stories
In the New England Journal of Medicine, John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University’s president William M. Treanor, dean of Georgetown Law and Edward B. Healton, executive vice president of health sciences, join Vicki Girard, the Health Justice Alliance co-founder and faculty director in calling on more universities to adopt medical-legal partnerships that prepare future lawyers, doctors and other health professionals to work together to address the nation’s long-standing racial and socioeconomic health disparities.
Update on Public Health Measures
After carefully reviewing the latest guidance from the DC government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University’s public health measures have been updated.
Fully vaccinated individuals on campus and fully vaccinated students living in the Georgetown, Burleith and Foxhall neighborhoods (“the Neighborhoods”) do not need to wear a mask in outdoor spaces except where directed in limited circumstances. All individuals on campus and students living in the Neighborhoods, regardless of vaccination status, need to continue to wear masks when indoors, except when eating or drinking, when alone in a private room with a closed door or when in their personal residence without guests. Learn more about the updated mask guidelines.
The Georgetown University Community Compact will remain in effect for the summer. Faculty and staff who have been approved to come to campus this summer and who have not yet signed the community compact will need to sign it by completing the Summer 2021 Affirmation in the GU360 mobile app or GU360 website. Students who live on campus or participate in a University course or program this summer will also need to complete the Summer 2021 Affirmation.
Faculty, staff and students may get vaccinated on campus at no cost. If you are interested, please email chiefpublichealthofficer@georgetown.edu for additional details. If you have already been vaccinated, please submit documentation of your COVID-19 vaccination through the GU360 mobile app or GU360 website. Please follow these instructions to submit your documentation.
News and Announcements
The Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship’s annual Teaching, Learning and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) will be held in two parts this year, commencing May 25-27 with panels and conversation spaces to reflect on lessons learned from teaching remotely. CNDLS also invites faculty and staff to propose sessions by July 2 for the second part of TLISI, scheduled for August 20 and 23.
As the Racial Justice Committee for Change (RJCC) transitions to become a GUMC standing committee in July, faculty, staff and students across the medical center who are interested in joining the committee are invited to apply through the RJCC Application of Interest. The deadline for application submission is May 25. Learn more and apply here. Please email rjcc@georgetown.edu with any questions.
The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs is inviting all School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Health Studies faculty to apply to serve on GUMC volunteer committees for the upcoming academic year. Applications are due by May 28. Learn more about the committees seeking new members and submit applications here. Contact Karen Bokoski with questions.
GUMC In The News
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, May 25
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to upload your CV, add your personal website information, upload a syllabus, publications and more. Register.
Tuesday, May 25
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Discover and leverage the power of PubMed’s tools for researchers. See a demonstration of how to use PubMed’s My NCBI account and My Bibliography as well as SciENcv. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Tuesday, May 25
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Preeclampsia and Pregnancy Complications: How Research Can Help Keep Moms and Babies Safe” is the theme of this session in a series promoting clinical research awareness, diversity in research, and community engaged research through virtual outreach efforts. Register.
Wednesday, May 26
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Michael Nestor, PhD, scientific engagement lead, Johnson & Johnson Innovation-JLABS, presents “JLABS @ Washington, DC: A Convergence Engine for Entrepreneurship.” Sponsored by the Office of Technology Commercialization. Register by 5/25.
Wednesday, May 26
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, director of the National Institute for Minority Health and Disparities and principal investigator in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, presents “Promoting Health Equity in Surgical Care.” Join via Zoom.
Thursday, May 27
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Via Zoom

Learn about ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, why you need one, and how GUFaculty360 now connects and syncs with it. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, May 27
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

A panel of speakers addresses the theme “Scientist as a Responsible Member of Society” as part of this training series for predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career investigators on the NIH requirement of responsible conduct of research. Sponsored by the GHUCCTS TL1 TBS Program. Register.
Thursday, June 3
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn best practices for searching APA PsycINFO within the Ovid platform. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Thursday, June 3
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

“Scene 4: Getting Your Ideas Down on Paper so that Someone will Want to Read Them” is the next session in a series providing a look behind the scenes at education scholarship to provide the knowledge and motivation to become involved in the field. Co-sponsored by UCSF School of Medicine; Georgetown University School of Medicine; Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Register.
Thursday, June 3
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Featuring Gary Gibbons, MD, director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Research. CME/CE credit may be offered for this seminar. Join via Zoom.
Thursday, June 3
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

A group discussion addresses “Research Misconduct and Policies for Handling Misconduct” as part of this training series for predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career investigators on the NIH requirement of responsible conduct of research. Sponsored by the GHUCCTS TL1 TBS Program. Register.
Friday, June 4
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Adi Haramati, PhD, director of CENTILE, professor of biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and co-director CAM Graduate Programs, and Gaby Weissman, MD, associate professor of medicine and radiology and the program director for the Medstar/ Georgetown Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, present “Large Group Teaching.” Register.
Pedagogy + Technology
CNDLS’ annual Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISIwill kick off May 25 - 27 with Productive Open Design Spaces (PODS) for teams wanting to work on their own teaching and learning projects as well as virtual sessions including panels with students, faculty, and staff. You can propose a PODS team project or contact cndls@georgetown.edu for more information.  
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.
Tuesday, May 25
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

Learn how to use Poll Everywhere and Google Jamboard to promote student engagement and collaboration in face-to-face or online classes. Presented by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Register.
Classroom Educational Technology (CETS) Open House
Tuesday, May 25
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
White-Gravenor 204 & 206

Faculty and TAs can familiarize themselves with new classroom technology during this first of several open house events.

Tuesday, May 25 - Thursday, May 27

A series of panels highlights student, faculty and staff experiences from the spring semester, including a conversation with Rosemary Kilkenny, JD, vice president for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and chief diversity officer and Drew Allen, associate vice president for Institutional Data Analytics, regarding the campus Cultural Climate Survey, followed by informal spaces for community building and reflection. Register.
Friday, May 28
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

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.


Thursday, June 3
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.




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