Research on ‘Oobleck’ Could Enhance Body Armor, Softer Robots
May 12, 2016
A Georgetown physics professor collaborates with NIST scientists to demystify a children’s science fair favorite named for a Dr. Seuss classic. The research could enhance protection of police and soldiers and create softer robots.
MBA Student Wins International Leadership Award for Diversity Initiatives
May 11, 2016
Abby Schwartz (G'16) receives the 2016 Graduate Business Forum Responsible Leadership Award during an annual conference in Switzerland for her successful integration of diversity and inclusion initiatives as a leader in the MBA Student Government Association at Georgetown.
Senior Co-Authors Paper on Potential Cancer Treatment
May 10, 2016
Working in the lab of Ronit Yarden, a School of Nursing & Health Studies professor, Jennifer LaPier (NHS’16) co-authored a scholarly paper about the potential of a plant phytohormone to treat several types of cancer.
Georgetown Announces Speakers for 2016 Commencement
May 6, 2016
Jeh Johnson, United States Secretary of Homeland Security; explorer, storyteller and water conservation advocate Alexandra Cousteau; and USAID Administrator Gayle Smith are among those scheduled to speak at the university’s 2016 Commencement May 19-22.
New Book Says America Losing Its Credibility in the World
May 5, 2016
Professor Robert Lieber's new book argues that under the current administration, America has pulled back from its long-time role of international leadership, and in doing so antagonized its friends and emboldened its foes.
Bike Helmet Project Led by Georgetown Students
May 4, 2016
A team of undergraduates at the School of Nursing & Health Studies is helping support bicycle safety through the inexpensive sale of bike helmets on campus.
Research Finds Requesting a Favor from Consumers Can Seal the Deal
May 2, 2016
Researchers in the McDonough School of Business find that consumers are more willing to accept an offer when the seller also requests a favor from them, according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Georgetown Launches Science Program Focused on First-Generation College Students
May 2, 2016
Georgetown announces the new Regents Science Scholars Program designed to expand opportunities for first-generation college students and those from traditionally underserved communities pursuing studies in the sciences.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Talks Race and Challenging Status Quo
April 29, 2016
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talks about race and challenging the status quo in a conversation with Michel Martin of NPR's All Things Considered.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer Speaks During Prestigious Bernstein Lecture
April 29, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talks about the United States and foreign laws in an era of globalization during Georgetown’s annual Bernstein Symposium.