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2015 News Archive

  • David Peake

    Student Takes 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative to Heart

    December 15, 2015

    David Peake (C’17) works with the Institute for College Preparation (ICP), a Georgetown program that offers pre-college tutoring and mentorship to D.C. public school students. He was involved in the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and featured in the Discovery Channel's documentary Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper.

  • U.N. Climate Change Conference

    STIA Students Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference

    December 11, 2015

    Georgetown University sent a delegation to the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris, France. SFS Professor Joanna Lewis, associate professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, and Professor Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown Law, brought two Georgetown undergraduates, Norah Berk (SFS ’16) and Alexandra Donovan (SFS ’17), as well as several state government officials who participated in some of the events. The faculty members spoke at events alongside the official negotiations, and tracked the negotiations closely.

  • Person dressed as Darth Vader holds a light saber

    Star Wars’ Mind Control Closer to Reality, Says Neuroethicist

    December 10, 2015

    A Georgetown neuroethicist says we may not yet be able to influence the thoughts of storm troopers like Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi, but today’s neurotechnologies can influence people’s cognitions, emotions and behaviors.

  • Bridget Johnson

    Alumna Helps Run Education Program for NYC Students of Color

    December 9, 2015

    A former dean of students at Milton Academy in Massachusetts, Bridget Johnson (B'97) is now associate executive director of Prep for Prep, which provides educational opportunities for some of New York City’s most promising students of color.

  • IPPS Fellows

    Georgetown's Institute of Politics and Public Service Announces 2016 Spring Fellows

    December 7, 2015

    The Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown announces its 2016 Spring Fellows, which include one head of state and other political leaders who have served in the White House, locally, on campaigns and in the arena of journalism.

  • inequality

    Legal and Business Scholars Probe the Causes of Economic Inequality

    December 7, 2015

    Legal, economic and business scholars explore the causes and consequences of inequality in the United States and how to respond to them.

  • Peter Prindiville smiles while standing outside on campus

    Mitchell Scholar to Study Historical Memory in Ireland

    December 3, 2015

    Georgetown alumnus Peter Prindiville (SFS’14) becomes one of only 12 Americans to receive this year’s prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

  • Hannah Samley

    Senior Nursing Major Conducts Research on Oncology Nursing

    December 3, 2015

    This year, Hannah Samley (NHS’16) is conducting an honors project on oncology nursing with a specific focus on knowledge and perceptions of music therapy efficacy in cancer treatment.

  • breaking bad

    'Breaking Bad' Actor, Creator and Alum Visit Master Class

    December 2, 2015

    A master class in the film and media studies program receives a visit from Sony Picture Television executive Zack Van Amburg (C’92), Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and actor Bryan Cranston.

  • Nick Walker

    International Student focuses on Entrepreneurship in Politics

    December 2, 2015

    Like many SFS students, Nick Walker (SFS ’16) came to Georgetown planning to become a diplomat. Now a senior studying Culture and Politics and focusing on entrepreneurship in politics, Walker hopes to ultimately make an impact in his home city of Rio de Janeiro as a social entrepreneur.