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Encyclopedia > Royden B. Davis

Royden B. Davis, S.J. served as Dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University from 1966 to 1989[1]. Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Born in Ventnor City, N.J., Davis served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 as a gunner in an anti-aircraft battery. He earned a bachelor of science degree in economics in 1947 and a law degree in 1949 from Georgetown University. In 1950, he entered the Society of Jesus at the Novitiate of Saint Isaac Jogues in Wernersville, Pa. In 1955, he earned a master's degree in political science and a licentiate in philosophy from Saint Louis University. He received a licentiate in theology from Woodstock College in 1960. Following a year of study in Belgium, he returned to Georgetown University for additional graduate studies in government from 1961 to 1965. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Gunner refers to anyone whose main job is to operate a gun. ... American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of commodities. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Licentiate is the title of a person who holds an academic degree called a license. ... Socrates (central bare-chested figure) about to drink hemlock as mandated by the court. ... Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Catholic Jesuit university in the United States located in St. ... Theology (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογια, logia, words, sayings, or discourse) is reasoned discourse concerning religion, spirituality and gods. ... Woodstock College was a Jesuit seminary that existed from 1869 to 1974. ...

Ordained to the priesthood on June 21, 1959, by Archbishop Francis Patrick Keough, he pronounced his final vows in the Society of Jesus on Feb. 2, 1967. June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis Patrick Keough was the fourth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, and eleventh Archbishop of Baltimore. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...

Davis began his career at Georgetown University in 1965 when he was named dean of freshmen and assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1966, he was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a post that he would hold until 1989. Freshmen can refer to multiple things: For the comic book, see Freshmen_(comics). ...

In 1969, Davis welcomed the admission of the first women students to Georgetown's College of Arts and Sciences. He oversaw the inauguration of the American Studies Program, the expansion of the Fine Arts Department, the establishment and growth of the Psychology Department, and the creation of the Sociology and Computer Science departments. Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. ... Psychology is an academic and applied field involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ...

In 1985, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Georgetown[2].

After retirement in 1989, he directed Georgetown's Foreign Studies Program in Florence, Italy and, in 1990, served as chair of a committe commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Ignatius of Loyola. Florences skyline Florences skyline at night from Piazza Michaelangelo Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... Saint Ignatius of Loyola, also known as Ignacio (Íñigo) López de Loyola (December 24, 1491 – July 31, 1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope in terms of mission. ...

In 1991, Davis returned to the University of Scranton, where he had taught briefly in the 1950s, to serve as rector of the Jesuit Community at Scranton. In this role, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of The University of Scranton and Scranton Preparatory School.[1] University of Scranton is a private, co-educational Jesuit university. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st of December, 1959. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ...

In 1992, he had an endowed chair in interdisciplinary studies at Georgetown named in his honor[3]. The Royden B. Davis, S.J., College Chair was established through gifts of friends, alumni, parents and students, to allow distinguished individuals in the humanities, arts, sciences or social sciences to spend a semester's residence at Georgetown University.[1]

At the conclusion of his service as rector in 1997, he remained at the University of Scranton as an associate campus minister and chaplain of the Panuska College of Professional Studies.[1]

In 1997, the University of Scranton presented Davis with the Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Ignatian Mission and Ministries, which recognizes persons who have made significant contributions to the Ignation mission.[1] This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

He died on April 2, 2002, and was buried on April 5[4] in the Jesuit Community cemetery on the campus of Georgetown University. April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ...

In 2005, Georgetown University dedicated the Royden B. Davis S.J. Performing Arts Center to his memory.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e University of Scranton Press Release
  2. ^ [http://library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/fl/f87%7D14.htm#id31675 Georgetown Honorary Degree Citation
  3. ^ Davis Chair Press Release
  4. ^ Letter to the Editor



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