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A graduate student study found lead above EPA-designated levels in multiple water sources on campus. | NATALIE ISE/THE HOYA

Graduate Student Study Finds Abnormal Lead Levels in Water Sources

Multiple water sources throughout the university’s main campus tested near or slightly above Environmental Protection Agency-designated action levels of lead concentrations, according to a study by graduate students at Georgetown University.  The study identified several tap and fountain water sources in academic and facilities buildings as having concentrations of lead that[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
ALLISON HERR FOR THE HOYA | While current Hoyas have known only Lauinger Library as the main library on the Hilltop’s campus, two other buildings preceded Lau, which was completed in 1970.

Lauinger Library Offers More Than Meets the Eye

The Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, universally known as Lau to Georgetown students, provides individual and group study spaces on every floor and stacks of books needed to crank out a 15-page research paper. All day and all night, Lau is bustling with student activity on every level. While most[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 3 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA Martha Winslow (COL ’21) introduced a petition to bring treadmill desks to Lauinger Library. Winslow said the treadmill desks would improve student health and productivity. She will host a discussion about the petition Nov. 30.

Students Petition University to Install Treadmill Desks in Lauinger

A petition to add treadmill desks to Lauinger Library was introduced before Thanksgiving break. Martha Winslow (COL ’21) posted the petition on Facebook as a discussion event to be held today. The petition gained traction, and 137 Facebook users have indicated they expect to attend the event Friday afternoon. Another[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Club Lau, an event that has been held each year since its inception in 2007, has been cancelled for this fall. Library officials hope for its return in the future.

Annual Club Lau Event Cancelled, Potential to Return Remains Open

Since it first launched in 2007, the annual party hosted by Lauinger Library during the fall semester, “Club Lau,” is cancelled, due to a lack of sufficient funds to pay library staff and Georgetown University Police Department officers and provide amenities for the event. Katherine Thomas, Lauinger’s communications and marketing[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
University Selects New Library Dean

University Selects New Library Dean

Harriette Hemmasi is set to take over as Georgetown University’s dean of the library August 1, replacing former Dean Artemis Kirk, who retired last fall after 16 years at the university, according to a June 19 news release. In her new role, Hemmasi will oversee and direct all branches of[Read More…]

by July 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GOLDSTEIN: Finding Identity in History

GOLDSTEIN: Finding Identity in History

When I walk past Lauinger Library these days, I think of Fr. Leonard Neale, S.J. When Neale was president of Georgetown College from 1798 to 1806, his bedroom in Old South — the first building to grace the Hilltop — doubled as the campus library. Every night Neale would unfold[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Librarian Artemis Kirk will have been at Georgetown for almost 16 years when she retires in October.

Librarian to Retire After Over a Decade of Service

University Librarian Artemis G. Kirk will retire in October 2017 after almost 16 years at the university, according to a campus-wide email sent by University Provost Robert M. Groves on Wednesday. “I am grateful for the multitude of ways that Artemis has expanded and deepened the University Library’s engagement with[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
Maker Hub Manager Don Undeen was also invited to serve on the Vatican’s first Arts and Technology Council. The Hub allows students to create objects for entrepreneurial reasons, or simply for fun.

Maker Hub Launch Lights Up Lauinger

Tristan MacHale (MSB ’19) likes to make things. When he worked at a beach club this summer, he learned basic carpentry skills like fixing doors and building shelves. “I know my way around a drill and a hammer and all that,” MacHale said. For MacHale, and others like him, the[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
University Information Services implemented a $189,000 upgrade of the Lauinger Library Wi-Fi system, the university’s oldest Wi-Fi hotspot, after students expressed concerns about the reliability of the old system.

GU’s Oldest Wi-Fi System Receives Overhaul

From Jan. 4 to Jan. 8 of this year, University Information Services completed an approximately $189,000 overhaul of the Georgetown University Lauinger Library Wi-Fi system and general connectivity infrastructure. The project was completed with outside contractors, including the Virginia-based Knight Point Systems, and used Advanced AirMagnet software to assess the[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Lau Devotes Space to Creativity

The Gelardin New Media Center will open a new space on the first floor of Lauinger Library to foster creativity within the Georgetown community by March 1. The new area, called a MakerSpace and funded by a $15,000 donation from the Caroon Fund, will feature several types of creative tools,[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top