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Weekend Highlights

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Pre-Weekend Event Project Rebirth: Understanding Our Common Bonds of Loss
With President John J. DeGioia and Filmmaker Jim Whitaker
Project Rebirth is a documentary depicting the strength of the human spirit in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. The film uses time-lapse photography at Ground Zero to record the hour-by-hour redevelopment of the site while chronicling the lives of 10 people grieving from the trauma. Attend a 30-minute screening of Project Rebirth, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Jim Whitaker (C'90) and Georgetown President John J. DeGioia. Visit the Project Rebirth Web site to learn more http://www.projectrebirth.org/.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$28N/A
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Registration Hours
Thursday: 11a.m. - 5p.m.
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
The 2009 Market: Defining Risk & Managing Volatility
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With investment strategist and author Michael Mauboussin
Harness the power of the Georgetown network at this breakfast networking event featuring a keynote address by Michael Mauboussin (C'86), chief investment strategist for Legg Mason Capital Management, author of More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (named one of 100 best business books of all time) and co-author of Expectations Investing. Gain insight, expand your network and re-connect with fellow Hoyas. Co-Sponsored by the Georgetown University Alumni Association and Georgetown Alumni Career Services.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$0$0N/A
11:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Tastes of the Town
Sample your way through some of the newest and best of New York�s food spots on this unique food-tasting tour. The tour will begin at the new Spanish tapas restaurant Boqueria SoHo, owned by Yann de Rochefort (F�89), and will continue its way through the ethnic eateries and mom and pop shops of SoHo and Greenwich Village.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$62$62$62
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Grand Central Neighborhood Tour
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During a guided walking tour, discover the architecture and social history of the neighborhood surrounding the Grand Central Terminal. Learn why Pershing Square isn�t really square, visit the original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French, learn the secrets of the Whispering Gallery -- and more -- as you see Midtown Manhattan and such landmarks as the Chrysler Building, the News Building and Grand Central Terminal through new eyes.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$30$24N/A
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Georgetown Professor Jan Karski: Giving Voice to the Holocaust
Panel discussion & reception
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Attend a special event at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York in honor of Georgetown professor and legendary Holocaust-era figure Jan Karski (G�52, H�83). While an emissary for the Polish underground, Karski risked his life to make known the persecution of Jews and is now revered as the first to tell the Allied powers about their plight. Hear stories about Dr. Karski and his impact on the world from panelists Krzysztof Kasprzyk, consul general of Poland; Maciej Kozlowski, deputy director of the Department of Africa and Middle East at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former ambassador of Poland to Israel; Karl Cerny, Georgetown professor emeritus of government; and Carol Harrison (F’73), fine art photographer.* During an accompanying dedication ceremony, the New York City Mayor's Office will officially rename the corner of Madison Avenue and 37th Street �Jan Karski Corner.� Reception to follow.
*As of March 30, 2009, Pat Quinn (F’71), governor of Illinois, will no longer be able to attend the event.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$60$50N/A
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
An Extraordinary Tuscan Wine Experience
Enjoy a taste of Tuscany straight from the family vineyard. Cristina Mariani-May (C�93), co-CEO of leading US wine importer Banfi Vintners and family proprietor of Castello Banfi, Tuscany's most honored vineyard estate, will detail her family's pursuit of excellence in winemaking and show the results with six award-winning wines including Castello Banfi's noted Super Tuscan Cuvees and Brunellos.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$35N/A
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
John Carroll Multicultural Reception
Enjoy refreshments and camaraderie at the first John Carroll Weekend multicultural reception hosted by Rosemary Kilkenny, vice president of Institutional Diversity & Equity, and Dennis Williams, associate dean of student affairs.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$0$0N/A
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
President's Welcome Reception at the U.S.S. Intrepid: Honoring Georgetown's Men and Women of Military Service
With Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the U.S. Army, and a special appearance by New York�s Mayor Michael Bloomberg.*
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President DeGioia will officially welcome you to the John Carroll Weekend on the U.S.S. Intrepid, one of the most distinguished warships in U.S. history. Mayor Bloomberg will also welcome John Carroll Weekend participants to New York during this celebration of all who have served the nation in uniform. Accompanying a military ceremony and musical performance, special tribute will be paid to four-star general and Georgetown alumnus Gen. George W. Casey Jr. (F'70).
*As of March 17, 2009, retired Marine Gen. James L. Jones (F�66, H�02), White House national security adviser, has been called out of the country and will, unfortunately, no longer be able to attend the event.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$125$60N/A
Friday, April 17, 2009
Registration Hours
Friday: 8a.m. - 5p.m.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Mass

7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Georgetown Global Forum: "Profit, Policy and Philanthropy - The Keys to Global Development"
At the Grand Hyatt New York
To address today's challenges to the human condition - from hunger and disease to global warming and economic development - governments, corporations, nongovernmental organizations and philanthropies are working together in new ways. Motivated by its commitment to social justice, and capitalizing on its expertise in foreign affairs and public policy, Georgetown will convene distinguished leaders from all of these sectors to discuss how to bring about scalable and effective global development. President Bill Clinton (F’68), founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, and Dr. Muhammad Yunus, managing director of Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, will be featured speakers. Forum pricing includes attendance at any of the Forum events (an individual session or the full day of events). You will have an opportunity to select specific sessions of the Forum before you complete registration. Learn more about the Global Forum.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$75$75N/A
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Tour of Ground Zero and Preview the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
Visit the World Trade Center site and attend a presentation by the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, hosted by Anthony Coscia (F'81), chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This program will provide attendees a behind-the-scenes briefing on the plans for the memorial and museum that together exemplify the response to the attacks and the way we as a nation are learning from, remembering and honoring Sept. 11, 2001.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$28N/A
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Tour of Catholic New York
With Professor Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
Explore the history, art and architecture of Catholic New York from the tip of Manhattan to the Upper East Side. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Georgetown adjunct professor of religious art and cultural history, will lead a bus tour of four historic churches: the Church of St. Peter, Our Lady of the Rosary, the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$50$40N/A
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Grand Central Station Tour
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During a guided walking tour, discover the architecture and social history of the neighborhood surrounding the Grand Central Terminal. Learn why Pershing Square isn�t really square, visit the original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French, learn the secrets of the Whispering Gallery -- and more -- as you see Midtown Manhattan and such landmarks as the Chrysler Building, the News Building and Grand Central Terminal through new eyes.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$30$24N/A
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Georgetown�s Impact on the World of Sports With John Thompson III
With John Thompson III, Georgetown's head men's basketball coach; Paul Tagliabue (C�62), former commissioner of the National Football League; Tim Brosnan (C�80), executive vice president of business affairs for Major League Baseball; and Aimee Mullins (F�98), athlete, actor and activist.*
Georgetown Athletics will present a panel discussion on Georgetown's profound impact on the world of sports. Moderated by Rich Battista (B�86), president of Fox National Cable Networks, the discussion will include the formation of character and leadership through the student-athlete experience; how intercollegiate athletics prepares students for future leadership roles; and how Georgetown�s undergraduate experience has prepared students to enter careers in professional sports.
*As of April 3, 2009, Arlen Kantarian (B'75), former chief executive officer of professional tennis for the United States Tennis Association, will no longer be able to attend the event.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$44$35N/A
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Greenwich Village's Artistic Roots
With Professor Michael Collins
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Michael Collins, a New Yorker, renowned literary tour guide, professor of English and director of the Charles Augustus Strong Center at Georgetown's Villa Le Balze in Florence, Italy, will lead a walk through the streets and courtyards of Greenwich Village to observe its unique architecture and discover some of the neighborhood's history and heritage.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$28N/A
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
New York Stories
With Professor Maureen Corrigan
Join a distinguished panel of writers as they explore the dreams and nightmares associated with the city. Maureen Corrigan, lecturer and critic-in-residence in Georgetown's English Department, author and book critic for NPR's “Fresh Air,” will lead the discussion with Nicola Kraus, co-author of The Nanny Diaries; Linda Fairstein, author of the Alex Cooper crime novel series including eight New York Times bestsellers; Ron Rosenbaum, acclaimed journalist and author of The Shakespeare Wars; and Meryl Gordon, New York magazine journalist and author of Mrs. Astor Regrets. Hosted by the Georgetown University Library Associates.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$28N/A
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Brill Building: American Popular Song at the Crossroads of History and Culture
With Professor Robynn Stilwell
Join Robynn Stilwell, associate professor of performing arts at Georgetown, as she examines the importance of a critical turning point in the history of popular music. The Brill Building on Broadway and 49th Street is the 1960s equivalent of Tin Pan Alley. It gave rise to such performers and songwriters as Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller, Gerry Goffin & Carole King and Neil Diamond. Learn how Brill Building innovations helped popularize the three-minute single and brought rhythm and blues from the margins to the mainstream.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$28N/A
5 - 6:30 p.m.
John Carroll LGBTQ Reception
Come celebrate Georgetown�s new LGBTQ Resource Center at a reception for all LGBT alumni, allies and friends. Meet the center�s new director, Sivagami �Shiva� Subbaraman, connect with friends and colleagues and learn about the center�s programs and future events. Hosted by the LGBTQ Resource Center in partnership with Georgetown�s Office of the President, Office of Mission and Ministry, Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits, IDEAA and Division of Student Affairs, the event will take place at the InterContinental The Barclay. Please R.S.V.P. directly to Shiva at ss826@georgetown.edu.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$0$0N/A
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Reception at Tory Burch Boutique
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Sip, snack and shop during an exclusive reception at Tory Burch's new boutique in the Meatpacking District. The shop will be open just for Georgetown guests. Sister of Jamie Robinson (C'86), American fashion designer Tory Burch has taken the fashion world by storm since she launched the brand in 2004. Tory Burch designs timeless sportswear and accessories with an eclectic sensibility and is well-known for graphic prints, bold colors and ethnic detailing. Don't miss this chance to shop the latest styles from her summer/pre-fall collection and get a glimpse of New York's fashion scene in the company of Georgetown friends. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$42$35N/A
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
New York Public Library Reception Honoring Timothy S. Healy, S.J.
With President Bill Clinton (F'68)
In the New York Public Library's grand lobby, Astor Hall, gather for an intimate celebration of the majestic Beaux-Arts building and its former president, the late Timothy S. Healy, S.J. After Fr. Healy concluded his notable tenure as president of Georgetown from 1976 to 1989, he returned to his native New York to assume the presidency of the New York Public Library. At both Georgetown and the library, Fr. Healy was known for his vision, determination, charisma, humor and lifelong commitment to learning. President Bill Clinton (F�68) will receive the Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award, only the second award ever bestowed in recognition of outstanding contributions by an alumnus toward the advancement of humanity. Guests will receive a second edition of A Commonplace, a collection of Fr. Healy's own words and those of his favorite authors, as a gift from the Georgetown University Alumni Association.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$125$100N/A
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Georgetown Block Party
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Come to the Financial District for an unforgettable night at Ulysses', a bar co-owned by Peter Poulakakos (C'98). For one night only, Mill Lane and a portion of Stone Street will be closed to the public. Beyond friends and festivities, the location itself is yet another reason to attend: Historic Stone Street was recently restored with gas lanterns, blue stone sidewalks, granite curbs and signature cobble tiling. Unwind with food, drinks, fresh air and unlimited Georgetown fun!
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$65$35N/A
10:30 p.m. - Midnight
Chimes Night
Come relax at The Barclay and listen to the Chimes, Georgetown�s oldest all-male a cappella singing group, during a casual evening of song and camaraderie.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$0$0N/A
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Registration Hours
Saturday: 8a.m. - 3p.m.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Mass

8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Fun Run/Walk in Central Park
CLOSED
Wake up early on Saturday to join members of the Spiked Shoe Club - alumni, supporters and friends of Georgetown track and field - for a "fun run" (or walk!) in Central Park. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome to participate in this 5K event, which will begin at the New York Athletic Club. The top finishers will receive a prize, and all participants will receive a Georgetown Fun Run t-shirt. Breakfast will be served at the athletic club after the event.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$20$18N/A
9:00 a.m. - Noon
A Walking Tour of Greenwich Village's Artistic Roots
With Professor Michael Collins
CLOSED
Michael Collins, a New Yorker, renowned literary tour guide, professor of English and director of the Charles Augustus Strong Center at Georgetown's Villa Le Balze in Florence, Italy, will lead a walk through the streets and courtyards of Greenwich Village to observe its unique architecture and discover some of the neighborhood's history and heritage.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$28N/A
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Private Tour: GU at the Zoo
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Calling all families and youthful explorers for an up-close-and-personal view of the Central Park Zoo! Enjoy a private tour of the Polar Circle, home to polar bears Ida and Gus; the Rainforest, filled with a brilliant collection of tropical birds and creepy-crawling bugs; and the Temperate Territory, famous for the California sea lion tank, the red pandas and Japanese macaques.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$30$10
Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Private Tour and Lunch at the United Nations
With Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
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Learn about the history and architecture of the UN during a private tour with exclusive access to UN headquarters. Madeleine Albright, Mortara Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown and secretary of state during the Clinton administration, will speak during lunch and answer questions from participants. Professor Albright was also a member of the National Security Council, founded the Albright Group, a global strategy firm, and has been a foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$125$100N/A
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., Explores Eastertide at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Take a visual journey deep into the art of the Paschal Mystery with engaging art scholar, native New Yorker and former Georgetown President Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J. (C'56), as your guide. His lecture will concentrate on works from the Met's collections that treat the great themes of Eastertide: the Resurrection, the new gathering of the Lord's disciples, the Ascension and the gift of the Spirit at Pentecost. After the lecture and slide show, view the treasures of the Met during a docent-led tour.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$70$60N/A
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Greenwich Village's Artistic Roots
With Professor Michael Collins
CLOSED
Michael Collins, a New Yorker, renowned literary tour guide, professor of English and director of the Charles Augustus Strong Center at Georgetown's Villa Le Balze in Florence, Italy, will lead a walk through the streets and courtyards of Greenwich Village to observe its unique architecture and discover some of the neighborhood's history and heritage.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$35$28N/A
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Children's Scavenger Hunts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
With Professor Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
While parents take the guided tour, younger guests will explore the Met through scavenger hunts and hands-on art projects led by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, adjunct professor of religious art and cultural history at Georgetown (recommended for ages 8-10). Meanwhile, younger children will enjoy listening to Dogs' Night, a story about mischievous dogs that live in paintings at a museum. After hunting for dogs in the Met's own collections, they will finish with a canine-themed art project (recommended for ages 4-7). Museum docents and university staff will assist with child care.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
N/AN/A$15
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Mass

7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
John Carroll Awards Reception and Banquet
At the Grand Hyatt New York
Join Georgetown alumni, families and friends for one of the university's most beloved traditions, the John Carroll Awards Banquet. The Georgetown University Alumni Association will bestow its highest honor on five alumni and one friend of the university in recognition of their contributions to Georgetown University and society. Remarks from Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia and a tribute to the honorees make this an evening not to be missed. Black tie.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$300$200N/A
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Board of Governors Meeting

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Board of Regents Meeting (Closed Meeting)

Sunday, April 19, 2009
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral
Vice President for Mission and Ministry Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., will serve as co-celebrant of Sunday Mass at beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral. The largest Neo-Gothic Catholic cathedral in the United States, St. Patrick's represents an early piece of Georgetown history. It stands on the former site of the New York Literary Institution, a school for boys intended to serve as a preparatory school for Georgetown in the early 1800s.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Farewell Brunch
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$60$50N/A
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Broadway: Behind the Scenes
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Witness an incredible transformation as a makeup artist from Disney's The Lion King turns an actor from the Broadway cast into an animal from the African wilderness. Hear what it's like to dance and sing while wearing a mask and pounds of makeup and feast on anecdotes from the world backstage. A Q&A session and photo op will follow the dialogue and demonstration.
AlumniYoung AlumniChild
$85$70N/A
Save the Date
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