Georgetown University Launches iTunes Channel

Online Channel Will Feature Campus Events, Faculty Expertis

Looking to catch the secretary of state’s next visit to the Georgetown campus? Or hear the latest thoughts of a Nobel Prize winner? Viewers near and far now have another means to catch a glimpse of what’s happening on the Hilltop – without even setting foot in the nation’s capital.

The university recently launched a brand new channel on the popular digital-media player, iTunes U, giving listeners and viewers a wide array of digital content that includes video of notable events and lectures and a virtual library of faculty expert commentary on events affecting the nation and the world.

“This new channel on iTunesU enables us to further extend Georgetown’s global presence by allowing a wider audience to access the myriad of events and important dialogue taking place on campus,” said Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications. “This is a wonderful opportunity to extend Georgetown’s mission by bringing university content to a global audience and fostering global discussions and understanding on some of the most important issues of our time.”

Updated regularly, iTunes U currently provides users access to more than 100 videos and audio podcasts featuring Georgetown faculty and events that have taken place on campus over the past year. That includes a faculty panel discussing the challenges facing the Obama administration, a lecture on the U.S. justice system by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and a discussion on the current economic crisis co-hosted with the Financial Times.

Georgetown on iTunes U is the latest step in the university’s effort to extend the university’s online presence, Green Bataille said. Many Georgetown events already are available on FORA.tv, which broadcasts lectures, discussions and debates from around the world. The university’s online presence also extends to social networking sites that include Facebook and LinkedIn.

“Georgetown on iTunes U is just one more way we’re providing Georgetown content through online outlets that our faculty, students and alumni are already using,” said Green Bataille. “We will continue to look for new ways to expand Georgetown’s online presence in order to further showcase the important work taking place on campus.”

iTunes U offers access to educational content from hundreds of colleges, universities and educational organizations across the country. Visitors may access Georgetown’s new iTunes U channel 24 hours a day, from any Mac or PC. Viewers must have iTunes software installed to launch Georgetown on iTunes U.

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