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2015 News Archive

  • Michel Martin sits onstage with author Isabel Wilkerson, a large poster of Wilkerson's book titled "The Warmth of Other Suns" si

    Author Speaks on Six Million Blacks Who Migrated From American South

    November 17, 2015

    Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, came to Georgetown this past Friday to converse with NPR correspondent Michel Martin about Wilkerson's book on the migration of six million African Americans from the South to other parts of the country between 1915 and 1970.

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    Report: Affordable Care Act Helps Bring Down Child Uninsured Rate

    November 16, 2015

    A report from Georgetown's Center for Children and Families shows that the rate of uninsured children dropped to a historic low of 6 percent following implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014.

  • Ann Sarnoff

    BBC Executive Shares Media Trends, Leadership Advice at Business School

    November 12, 2015

    Ann Sarnoff, president of BBC Worldwide North America, recently shared her leadership philosophy and thoughts about the state of television at the McDonough School of Business in conjunction with the re-launch of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute.

  • Veterans Day at Law Center

    Law School Honors Graduates, Students for Public Service

    November 12, 2015

    Georgetown Law Center recognized two graduates and one student on Veterans Day for their public service contributions – John McDade Jr. (F'85,'88), principal deputy general counsel for the Air Force; Mary Fletcher (MA’93, L’01), chief of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Division in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Sgt. Maj. Theodore Bessa (L’18), a former U.S. Army Ranger.

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    Georgetown and State Department Co-host Religion and Climate Symposium

    November 11, 2015

    Faith leaders, scholars and policymakers met at Georgetown and the State Department this week to address the complex intersection of faith, science and policy surrounding global climate change.

  • Nancy Sherman

    Philosophy Professor Authors Book on Moral Wounds of Soldiers

    November 11, 2015

    University professor Nancy Sherman says America’s engagement with veterans should go far beyond the standard “thank you for your service,” because of the “moral injury” experienced by the more than 2.6 million who have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    ‘Great Surge’ Book Says Huge Progress Made by Global Poor

    November 9, 2015

    Contrary to popular belief, the greatest progress among the global poor in the history of the world is happening right now, says Steven Radelet, Georgetown’s Donald F. McHenry Chair of Global Human Development, in his new book.

  • Justin Ossola

    MBA Alumnus Starts New Tech Company for Veterans

    November 9, 2015

    Navy veteran Justin Ossola (G’13) creates Tech Qualled, a start-up that places veterans, who are transitioning out of the military, into competitive sales jobs at high-tech firms.

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    Study: Brain’s Right Side Can Recover Stroke-related Speech Loss

    November 6, 2015

    The right side of the brain can take on speech duties when a stroke damages that function on the left side, according to a new study by Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers.

  • Jeh Johnson

    Homeland Security Secretary Speaks at Immigration Conference

    November 5, 2015

    Jeh Johnson, secretary for Homeland Security, talks about immigration priorities and the status of the executive actions announced by President Obama during the 12th Annual Immigration Policy Conference at Georgetown's Law Center.