On Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, more
than twenty AMCRF members and guests toured the Visitor Center of Bladensburg
Waterfront Park, located in a waterfront nature preserve. There
they saw a new interactive exhibit focusing on the War of 1812 and the Battle
of Bladensburg. Upon
leaving the park, the group went to the nearby Riversdale House
House, built 1801-07, was the home of George Calvert, grandson of the 5thLord Baltimore, and his wife,
Rosalie. The house has been restored to reflect the lifestyle of the Calvert
family. In the mansion,
the group enjoyed a private, docent-guided tour, and a box lunch.
The second AMCRF event of the 2012-2013 academic yearwas a luncheon on Thursday, November
15th, at 12 noon, at the Georgetown Faculty Club. After lunch, Dr. Kathryn M. Olesko, Associate Professor in the School of Foreign
Service and Director of the M.A. Program in German and European Studies, spoke on Jesuit Foot Soldiers of Science. About twenty-five AMCRF members
and guests participated in this event.
On Wednesday, October 12, 2011 more than eighteen
AMCRF members and guests participated in a tour of historic Tudor Place in Georgetownand, following that, had lunch at The DC Boat House restaurant on
More than 25 AMCRF members and guests enjoyed an
AMCRF luncheon held at
noon on October 31, 2011 in the Leavey Center Faculty Club restaurant. Professor Chester Gillis, Dean of Georgetown College, was the
An AMCRF luncheon was held on Monday, March 19, 2012 in the Leavey Center
Faculty Club restaurant.Professor Jim Lengle
of the Government Department spoke on: The
2012 Presidential Election. Over 26 AMCRF members and their guests
The annual retiree-recognition Mass was
celebrated by Father Joseph Lingan, S.J., the
Rector of the Jesuit Community, on 2 May 2012. Ten recently-deceased faculty and staff
were remembered during the liturgy. Music was provided by Professor Othmar Winkler, Maura Gregory, and Ryan McMillin. After the Mass, about 30 AMCRF members and
other retirees were guests of The Jesuit Community for luncheon in Wolfington
Hall, arranged by Father Eugene Nolan, S.J..
OnWednesday, April 20, 2011 over
thirty AMCRF members and guests participated in a memorial
Mass in the Dahlgren Chapel in honor of retiring faculty and academic staff
and in remembrance of recently deceased faculty and staff, followed by a
luncheon in Riggs Library, hosted by the President and Provost of Georgetown
On Monday, March 21, 2011 an AMCRF luncheon
was held in the Faculty Club Restaurant in Leavey Center. After lunch, Prof.
Duncan Wu of the Department of English discussed his recent book William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man with
about twenty AMCRF members and their guests.
On Monday, February 142011 Prof.
Dan Martire and his wife Sheila Finn were hosts for
a tasting of sparkling wines in the Philodemic Room of Healy Hall.More than a dozen AMCRF members and
guests found that this was an excellent way to warm the blood on a cold
On Thursday, December 2nd,
2010 about twenty AMCRF members and guests enjoyed lunch at the Georgetown
Faculty Club. Lunch was followed by a talk concerning liberal education by
Mr. Carl Liggio (Georgetown College, 1963), a
prominent lawyer and businessman.
From 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday,
October 19th, 2011 more than twenty members of the AMCRF and their
guests toured Dumbarton House
located on "Q" Street in Georgetown. (This historic house and
museum is operated by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.)
Following the tour, the AMCRF group enjoyed a Friday Morning Music Club chamber music concert in Dumbarton
House, and then lunch at the Faculty
Club on the Georgetown University campus.
OnTuesday, May 4, 2010 over
thirty AMCRF members and guests participated in a memorial Mass
in the Dahlgren Chapel in honor of retiring faculty and academic staff and in
remembrance of recently deceased faculty and staff, followed by a luncheon in
Wolfenden Hall, hosted by the Georgetown Jesuit Community. The Annual General Membership
Meetingof the AMCRF and election of AMCRF officers for 2010-2012 was
held in Wolfington Hall directly after the lunch.
On Monday, April 19, 2010 eighteen
members and guests of the AMCRF enjoyed a lunch at noon in the "The
Faculty Club" in the Leavey Center. In the Leavey Program Room after
lunch, John R. McNeill, University Professor of History, recently returned
from an academic stay in Paris, discussed his recent research ---
particularly sections of his just-published book Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean,
1640-1914. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.)
On Sunday April 11, 2010 about 15
members of AMCRF and others who had been involved in the GU learning
community during 2009-2010 enjoyed a brunch at Clyde’s Restaurant at Tysons
Corners hosted by Sissel Malmbeck, Associate Dean
of the School for Continuing Studies.
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Cliff and Pat
Chieffo led an AMCRF tour of the University's art collections. About 18
members of AMCRF met at 10:00 a.m. at Carroll Parlor, First Floor Healy
Building, and viewed items of the University's collections in the Philodemic
Room, Carroll Parlor, and the Library's Art Collection vaults.
Registration for the Spring 2010
program of the Georgetown University Learning Community was conducted using
Keyform. Members of AMCRF who are registered for each GULC course now serve
as “hosts” for the class. More than ninety persons registered for
eight courses. On average each registrant participated in about two courses.
On Tuesday, December 1, 2009, in
the Claire Boothe Luce Room of the
Intercultural Center (ICC 563) on the Georgetown University Main Campus about
thirteen AMCRF members and guests enjoyed tasting interesting wines, hosted
by Prof. and Mrs. Douglas Brown.
About twenty-five AMCRF members
and guests visited George
Washington’s Mount Vernon Home and Gardens (newly renovated)
on Thursday, October 22, 2009. Cliff and Pat Chieffo led a
customized tour of the Mount Vernon art collection. Many participants ended
their visit with lunch in the Mount Vernon Inn.
About eighty persons (including GU
alumni, Library Associates, members of AMCRF. and friends and neighbors of
the University) registered for the Fall
2009 program of the Georgetown
University Learning Community (GULC). There were about 180 total
individual course-registrations for ten short courses, the majority offered
by AMCRF members.
On Wednesday, October 15, 2008
from to about , about twenty-five members of AMCRF and their guests
visited the recently-renovated DumbartonOaksMuseum
and Gardens (http://www.doaks.org/) at 170332nd Street, N.W..
(The Museum opens to the public at )
We had guided tours (with two highly competent
docents) of the gardens and of the outstanding pre-Columbian and classical
collections. After the visit, about sixteen persons enjoyed lunch at
Cafe Divan, near the museum.
On Friday, November 14, 2008 about
fifteen members of the AMCRF attended a performance by the Marcolivia Duo (violin &/viola) in the “Friday Music Series” in McNeir Hall on the GU Campus. ThenAMCRF members and
their friends enjoyed a pre-pre-holiday AMCRF wine-and-cheese reception in
the Theology Department conference room, New North 107
Bill Reynolds, head of the GU
Alumni Association, graciously invited all GULC registrants, and other AMCRF
members, to a reception inWagner Alumni House to mark the end
of the GULC year. About seventy people, including AMCRF members, GULC
faculty and participants, and member of the "Magis"
group of senior alumni, enjoyed Bill's elegant hospitality at Wagner Alumni
House on April 2, 2009.
About twenty-five members
participated in the Annual Meeting of
the AMCRF held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in the Healey Building on the
GU Campus, immediately before a Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of retiring
faculty and staff that was held in Dahlgren
Chapel at 12:10 p.m.After the
Mass, a luncheon (graciously hosted by John DiGioa,
President of the University) was held for recent retirees, AMCRF members and
guests (a total of about fifty persons) in The Riggs Library.
October 17, 2007 members of AMCRF and guests (more than 25 total)
visited the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. Prior
to that visit, 13 members and guests enjoyed lunch at the Georgetown
University "Faculty Club" restaurant.
The AMCRF was scheduled to hold a
holiday meeting in ICC 270 at ,
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The meeting was to have featured a presentation by Prof. William McDonald
(Sociology and Anthropology) on "Immigration Reform: Back to the
Future" as well as wine and cheese. The meeting was cancelled due
In April 2008, about
20 members of AMCRF and their guests visited the Library of Congress and enjoyed a tour of the Library
facilities and lunch at a nearby restaurant.
The Annual Meeting of the AMCRF was held on April 25, 2008 in
Wolfington Hall on the GU Campus, immediately after a luncheon (graciously
hosted by the Georgetown Jesuit Community) that followed a Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of retiring faculty
and staff that was held in Dahlgren Chapel at 12:10 p.m.
A picnic for AMCRF members and
their guests was held on at
Wednesday, May 7, at the picnic area of The National Arboretum. Here is a photo of part of the AMCRF group at lunch at the Arboretum.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2006,
about twenty-five members and guests of AMCRF enjoyed a private tour of
the Museum of American Art and the
National Portrait Gallery, with Cliff and Pat Chieffo as guides.
Many of them then went to Lunch at Clyde's Restaurant.
On November 9, 2006 about fifteen
members and guests of AMCRF met with Georgetown's
Moslem Chaplain, Imam YahyaHendl, toured the Moslem prayer-room in
Copley Hall, met with Imam Hendl and several
Moslem students for discussion, and had lunch in the Faculty Club.
On December 11, 2006, about 20
members and guests of AMCRF participated in a discussion with the
new-appointed Dean of the Graduate
School, Timothy A. Barbari, Ph.D., and a
In Spring 07, AMCRF members and
guests of AMCRF visited the facilities of the School of Continuing Studies at
For earlier programs, please see
the “History” page.