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Georgetown University awards an honorary degree to Oscar A. Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador
Romero, Oscar A. (Oscar Arnulfo), 1917-1980; Healy, Timothy S. (Timothy Stafford); Mitchell, Robert, S.J.; Georgetown University; Degrees, Academic; Social responsibility;
Pictured from left to right: Robert Mitchell, S.J., member of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University; Archbishop Oscar A. Romero; and Timothy S. Healy, S.J., President of Georgetown. In mid-December...
Third Grammar Class, Second Section, on the steps of Healy Hall at Georgetown University
Georgetown Preparatory School; Preparatory schools; Washington (D.C.); Healy Hall (Washington, D.C.); Learning environment;
Third Grammar was the second of the three classes in Georgetown’s Preparatory Division. Younger students had been enrolled at Georgetown from its earliest days. The University’s original admission...
Gerard F. Yates, S.J. (on left), reviews his citation for the Patrick Healy Award with Georgetown University President Robert J. Henle, S.J. (on right)
Yates, Gerard F., 1907-1979; Henle, R. J. (Robert John), 1909-; Patrick Healy Award; Jesuit heritage;
Gerard F. Yates, S.J. (1907-1979) spent forty years at Georgetown, as Professor of Government, Dean of the Graduate School, director of international student programs, foreign student advisor, and as a...
Georgetown alumni serving in Congress, 1960
Legislators; United States. Congress. Senate; Georgetown University; Alumni and alumnae; Social responsibility;
Former Georgetown students, from left to right: Senator Philip A. Hart, Michigan; Senator Joseph C. O’Mahony, Wyoming; Senator Hall Stoner Lusk, Oregon; Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, Texas; Senator Harrison...
Memorial service at the grave of Patrick F. Healy, S.J., in the Jesuit Community Cemetery at Georgetown University
Healy, Patrick Francis, 1834-1910; Jesuit Community Cemetery (Georgetown University); Sepulchral monuments; Stankiewicz, Clarence L.; Durkin, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas), 1903-; Jesuit heritage;
Members of the Georgetown community gathered at the grave of Patrick F. Healy, S.J. (1834-1910) in the Jesuit cemetery on March 27, 1974 for a memorial service. Fr. Healy’s weathered grave had been restored...
Chemistry laboratory in Healy Hall at Georgetown University
Chemical laboratories; Healy Hall (Washington, D.C.); Chemistry; Study and teaching (Higher); Learning environment;
From the earliest days at Georgetown, science education was seen as an important function of the university. Chemical experiments were performed at Georgetown as early as 1813. At the commencement in 1844,...
Georgetown University dental student with patient
Georgetown University. School of Dentistry; Dental clinics; Dental students; Learning environment;
Georgetown University acquired the Washington Dental College, the first dental college in the city, in 1901. The college was re-named the Dental Department of Georgetown University and one of the college’s...
Dedication of the Rev. Joseph T. Durkin, S.J., Collection in American Studies in the Lauinger Library at Georgetown University
Durkin, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas), 1903-; Brown, Dorothy M. (Dorothy Marie), 1932-; Georgetown University. Library. Pierce Reading Room; Rev. Joseph T. Durkin, S.J., Collection in American Studies; Learning environment; Social responsibility; Jesuit heritage;
Located in the Pierce Reading Room of the Lauinger Library, the Rev. Joseph T. Durkin, S.J. Collection in American Studies was established by former students and friends of Fr. Durkin. Pictured at the...
James Curley, S.J., Georgetown University Professor and founder of the University Observatory
Curley, James, 1796-1889; Georgetown College Observatory (Washington, D.C.); Longitude; Jesuit heritage; Learning environment;
James Curley, S.J., was born in County Roscommen, Ireland, on October 25, 1796, and came to the U.S. in 1817. In 1827, he entered the Society of Jesus and became Professor of Physics, Mathematics and Botany...
Presentation of game ball to Vincent S. McDonough, S.J., after the Georgetown v. Manhattan College football game, October 13, 1934, which was won by Georgetown, 9-0. Flanking Fr. McDonough are, to the left, Georgetown football coach Jack Haggerty and, to the right, football captain Joseph Saverine
McDonough, Vincent S., 1870-1939; Haggerty, Jack; Saverine, Joseph; Georgetown University; Football; Jesuit heritage;
Vincent S. McDonough, S.J. ( 1870-1939) was both revered and feared by students. In addition to serving as Director of Athletics from 1916 to 1928, Father “Mac” was also Prefect of Discipline and a...
Dramatic Association of Georgetown College in front of Old North building
Georgetown University. Dramatic Association; College theater; Jesuit theater; Old North (Building : Washington, D.C.); Learning environment;
Drama was an important element in Jesuit pedagogy, providing a means of reaching beyond the classroom to the larger community. Mention of dramatic performances at Georgetown can be found as early as the...
Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., founder of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
Walsh, Edmund A. (Edmund Aloysius), 1885-1956; Georgetown University. School of Foreign Service; Social responsibility; Jesuit heritage;
Priest, educator, scholar, and statesman, Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. (1885-1956) established the School of Foreign Service in 1919, the first of its kind in the U.S. While remaining actively involved in the...
Biology Room in Healy Hall at Georgetown University
Georgetown University. Dept. of Biology; Biological specimens; Healy Hall (Washington, D.C.); Biology; Study and teaching (Higher); Classrooms; Owens, Samuel Logan; Learning environment;
The 1898-1899 Georgetown University catalog contains the following description of the Biology Department: “The ornithological collection, consisting of thousands of specimens, including many rare exotic...
Francis A. Barnum, S.J., in native Alaskan dress, surrounded by Georgetown students in front of Healy Hall
Barnum, Francis, 1849-1921; Inuit; Clothing; Healy Hall (Washington, D.C.); Jesuit heritage; Learning environment;
Francis A. Barnum, S.J., was born in Baltimore in 1849. He was educated at Georgetown College and after a period of world travel joined the Society of Jesus in 1880. He spent most of the 1890s in Alaska...
Members of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity in Healy Hall at Georgetown University
Alpha Phi Omega. Mu Alpha Chapter (Georgetown University); Greek letter societies; Healy Hall (Washington, D.C.); Carroll, John, 1735-1815; Social responsibility;
The Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity was founded in 1925 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. In March 1956, the Mu Alpha Chapter was chartered at Georgetown as the 265th chapter of...
Richard T. McSorley, S.J., demonstrates for nonviolence on the steps of Healy Hall at Georgetown University
McSorley, Richard T., 1914-; Nonviolence; Peace movements; Healy Hall (Washington, D.C.); Learning environment; Social responsibility;
Richard T. McSorley, S.J. (1914-2002) began teaching philosophy and theology at Georgetown in 1961. He was active in the peace movement, in working to end racial segregation, and in establishing Catholic...
Georgetown University Observatory
Georgetown College Observatory (Washington, D.C.); Astronomical observatories; Learning environment;
Georgetown University Observatory, one of the oldest in the U.S., was built between 1843 and 1844 and was used by astronomers to study and map the skies until the closing of the university’s astronomy...
May procession by Sodalists from the Nursing School on the lawn of Georgetown University Hospital
Georgetown University. School of Nursing; Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; May devotions; Spiritual environment;
Sodalists from the Nursing School are pictured on their annual May procession through the Georgetown University Hospital grounds to the statue of Our Lady, where the prefect of the Sodality crowned Mary,...
Bunn Intercultural Center at Georgetown University
Bunn Intercultural Center (Washington, D.C.); Bunn, Edward B. (Edward Bernard), b. 1896; Learning environment;
By the mid-1970s, Georgetown’s University’s international programs and activities had outgrown the physical capacity of the University to house them, so planning began for a new building which could...
Cannon in front of Healy Hall at Georgetown University
Ordnance; Healy Hall (Washington, D.C.); Ark (Sailing vessel); Dove (Sailing vessel); Jesuit heritage;
The cannon pictured is one of two given to Georgetown University in 1888 and placed in front of Healy Hall in 1898. These cannons came to the U.S. on the two ships, the Ark and the Dove, which brought...
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