Alejandro Werner, the former director of the Western Hemisphere Department at the International Monetary Fund, will spearhead a new institute that addresses key challenges in Latin America and the hemisphere.
danah boyd, a researcher at Microsoft Research who studies technology and society, has joined Georgetown as a visiting distinguished professor, accelerating a university initiative on technology, ethics, governance and policy.
The study by Georgetown Medical Center and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network researchers found some benefit for intensive rehabilitation at less than 30 days, but no significant benefit after six months.
Faculty, student and alumni researchers in Georgetown’s Happiness Lab found online interactions with close ties predicted positive effects — but online interactions with strangers are associated with lower connectedness.
The findings, published in Nature Human Behavior, show that key brain functions that underlie critical aspects of cognition like memory, decision making and self-control can actually improve in older individuals.
In a paper published in Science Advances, physics professor Emanuela Del Gado and post-doctoral researcher Abhay Goyal study the cohesive strength of cement in the hopes of creating greener infrastructure.