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2015 News Archive

  • Robin Dillion

    U.S. Airlines Learning From Close Calls But Need to Try for Better Safety

    November 4, 2015

    Georgetown risk analysis experts Robin Dillon and Catherine Tinsley find that large U.S. commercial airlines may be lulled into a false confidence when they interpret averted collisions and other near-misses as proof that their safety systems are satisfactory.

  • Image of a word cloud in black and white with the largest word being "Terrorism."

    Professor: ISIS Attacks on U.S. Homeland Less Likely Than School Shootings

    November 3, 2015

    Americans should worry more about school shootings than terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland, says School of Foreign Service professor Daniel Byman, the recent author of Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • Baraniuk

    Doctor: Blood Test May Be Next Step in Exploring Gulf War Illness

    November 3, 2015

    Dr. James Baraniuk, a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher who discovered the first physical evidence of Gulf War Illness, says the next step may be to develop a blood test for the illness.

  • Lawrence Gostin

    O’Neill Institute Leader Honored for Lifetime Public Health Law Achievement

    November 2, 2015

    Lawrence Gostin, faculty director of Georgetown’s O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, is honored by the American Public Health Association (APHA) Law Section for “Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law.”

  • Benjamin Bryant

    Gulf War Veteran, Tillman Scholar to Pursue Medical School

    November 2, 2015

    2015 Tillman Military Scholar and Gulf War veteran Benjamin Bryant (G’17) plans to pursue medical school, focus on healing others and then rejoin the service.

  • Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois)

    New D.C. Affordable Law Clinic Launches at Georgetown

    October 30, 2015

    Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) served as keynote speaker for the launch of Georgetown Law Center's low bono law firm that will provide affordable, high-quality legal services to D.C. residents who don't qualify for free legal aid.

  • António Guterres sits in a chair and speaks from the stage with the symbol of the United Nations in the background.

    Look Beyond Syrian Crisis, Head of U.N. Refugee Agency Says

    October 29, 2015

    António Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a Georgetown audience yesterday that despite the current spotlight on the Syrian refugee crisis, the international community should focus on situations that pose a greater threat to global peace and security.

  • sailing

    Student Athlete Sails the Potomac

    October 27, 2015

    This year's Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year Nevin Snow (C’16) gives an inside look at Georgetown’s sailing team and how he balances life as a student athlete.

  • pirate and ship

    Mateys: Research Shows Pirates Were Democratic, Visited Mom

    October 27, 2015

    If you’re dressing up as a pirate for Halloween, keep in mind that the traditional walk-the-plank, eye-patched, alligator-fighting Captain Hook-type is just a myth, according to a Georgetown doctoral thesis by a School of Continuing Studies graduate.

  • Joseph McDonald

    International Health Major Researching Food Security in Mexico

    October 26, 2015

    Senior Joseph McDonald (NHS’16) is in Mexico this semester, researching nutrition and childhood development with an emphasis on food security as a part of the Department of International Health’s practical experience abroad program.