On the record with GU professor Dinaw Mengestu, recipient of MacArthur “genius” grant

Though there may be plenty of uncertified prodigies roaming Georgetown’s halls, it’s rare that an alumnus actually gets recognized as a verified Genius. Dinaw Mengestu (C ’00), Georgetown’s Lannan Chair of Poetics, was announced on Monday as one… Read More

Georgetown alum awarded MacArthur grant for sign language research

Earlier today, the MacArthur Fellowship announced that Dr. Carol Padden (COL ’78) won one of its $500,000 “genius grants” for her groundbreaking work in the field of signed language linguistics. Padden, who is the first deaf MacArthur Fellow,… Read More