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A History of Georgetown University : The Quest for Excellence, 1889-1964, Volume 2 - Robert Emmett Curran

A History of Georgetown University

The Quest for Excellence, 1889-1964, Volume 2


Published: 15th October 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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In over two centuries, our university has become something that John Carroll and our other early leaders could never have imagined. Sometimes, when I see the Gilbert Stuart portrait of John Carroll that hangs on the wall in my office, I wonder what he would think of his little "Academy." I suspect he would marvel at how far we have come, how much we have accomplished, and how much we have contributed to the educational and social landscape of our city and our nation. I also think he would remind us of the continuing responsibility we have to fulfill our promise and potential and to strive to become the University we are called to be."---From the Foreword by John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University.

The discovery and imparting of knowledge are the essential undertakings of any university. Such purposes determined John Carroll, SJ's modest and surprisingly ecumenical proposal to establish an academy on the banks of the Potomac for the education of the young in the early republic. What began earnestly in 1789 still continues today: the idea of Georgetown University as a Catholic university situated squarely in the American experience.

Beautifully designed with full-color illustrations and photographs, A History of Georgetown University tells the remarkable story of the administrators, boards, faculty, students, and programs that have made Georgetown a leading institution of higher education. With a keen eye for detail, historian Robert Emmett Curran---a member of the Georgetown community for over three decades---explores the broader perspective of Georgetown's sense of identity and its place in American culture.

Volume Two, covering the critical 75-year period from 1889 to 1964, highlights the efforts of administrators and faculty to make Georgetown an ascending and increasingly diverse institution with a range of graduate programs and professional schools.

Each of the three volumes of A History of Georgetown University features numerous illustrations, photographs, and appendices that include student demographics, enrollments, and lists of board members.

A magnum opus that reflects credit on both subject and author... Thoroughly researched and meticulously presented, this history of Georgetown University sets a high standard as the definitive scholarly account of the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States. The Catholic Historical Review

Foreword by John J. DeGioia Preface Part One: Toward a Greater Georgetown, 1889-1928 1. Joseph Havens Richards and the Emergence of the University 2. Georgetown in the Early Twentieth Century 3. Over Here: World War I and the 1920s 4. "Hoya Saxa": Georgetown Athletics From the 1890s to the 1920s Part Two: Keeping the Dream Alive, 1928-1945 5. Depression, Centralization, and Expansion: 1928-1935 6. Renaissance and the "Clouds of War," 1935-1941 7. "We Are Eager to Render Service": The University and the Second World War Part Three: Recovering the Idea of a Catholic University, 1945-1964 8. In a Hot and Cold War World: 1946-1952 9. Edward Bunn and the Consolidation of the University, 1952-1964 10. Toward the Fulfillment of a Vision AppendicesA. Student Enrollments, 1889-1965B. Presidents of the University, 1888-1968C. Prefects of Studies/Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1889-1964D. Deans of the Graduate School, 1900-1967E. Deans of the Medical School, 1889-1974F. Deans of the Law School, 1889-1969G. Deans of the Dental School, 1901-66H. Superintendents/Principals/Deans of the School of Nursing, 1903-67I. Deans of the School of Foreign Service, 1919-66J. Directors of the Institute of Languages and Linguistics/Deans of the School of Languages and Linguistics, 1949-74K. Directors/Deans of the School of Business Administration, 1957-65L. Directors/Deans of the School of Summer and Continuing Education (School of Continuing Education), 1953-67M. Academic Vice Presidents, 1955-67N. Executive Vice Presidents for Medical Center Affairs, 1960-68O. Regents of the Law, Medical, Dental, Nursing, Foreign Service, Language and Linguistics, and Business Schools, 1920-68P. Georgetown University Buildings by Construction Date, 1890-1962 Selected Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9781589016897
ISBN-10: 1589016890
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 15th October 2010
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.59