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2016 News Archive

  • Catherine Tinsley

    Women Fill Only 17 Percent of Corporate Board Seats

    March 11, 2016

    Business professor Catherine Tinsley finds that women make up only 17 percent of corporate board seats, despite the fact that nearly half of the labor force is female and 51 percent of management and professional occupations are held by women.

  • u.s.-mexico border

    Students Help Humanize Migration on U.S.-Mexico Border

    March 10, 2016

    Georgetown’s Kino Border Immersion program, co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service, is one of the university's alternative spring break opportunities for students.

  • astronaut

    Georgetown Oncologist With NASA Grant Talks About Astronaut Scott Kelly

    March 8, 2016

    Dr. Albert J. Fornace Jr. of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center talks about cosmic radiation, potential health concerns for astronaut Scott Kelly and the implications for a future Mars mission.

  • Jordan Smith (NHS'17)

    Minority Health Initiative Council Co-Led by International Health Major

    March 3, 2016

    International health major Jordan Smith (NHS’17) co-chairs the Minority Health Initiative Council, a student-led organization within the School of Nursing & Health Studies that facilitates access and support for minority students within the school and works to promote health equity.

  • Jacques Berlinerblau

    New Center Holds Conference on European Antisemitism

    March 2, 2016

    The newly launched Center for Jewish Civilization hosts the first Keith Stoltz Biennial Conference on Jewish Civilization called “Understanding Contemporary European Anti-Semitism." The all-day event featured a variety of speakers ranging from State Department representatives to renowned scholars.

  • Dr. Rebecca Blue

    Medical School Alumna is Flight Surgeon for Virgin Galactic

    March 1, 2016

    Dr. Rebecca Blue, a 2008 graduate of the School of Medicine, is a flight surgeon for Virgin Galactic, the first commercial spaceflight company.

  • Bridge of Spies

    Georgetown Writer Authored Basis of 'Bridge of Spies'

    February 29, 2016

    Several Georgetown alumni helped Beth Amorosi (C’89) republish the book Strangers on a Bridge, upon which the film Bridge of Spies is based. The film is based on the true story of Amorosi's uncle, John Donovan, who attended Georgetown in the early 1960s before joining the Marines.

  • Valerie Babb, seated onstage at Gaston Hall, speaks to an audience.

    New Black Georgetown Remembered Book Celebrated With Community

    February 25, 2016

    The university celebrates the 25th anniversary edition of Black Georgetown Remembered with a celebration in Gaston Hall that included a panel discussion and memories of the rich black community that once surrounded the campus.

  • Rev. Patrick Desbois interviews Moldova residents with students surrounding him

    Georgetown Receives $10 Million for Forensic Research on the Holocaust

    February 24, 2016

    Georgetown announces a $10 million gift that will endow a program on the forensic study of the Holocaust at its new Center for Jewish Civilization.

  • Alito

    Justice Alito Speaks to Law Students About Path to High Court

    February 24, 2016

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito talks to third-year law students about his career path to the High Court during Georgetown Law's annual Dean's Lecture to the Graduating Class.