Clean Energy Advocate, Alumna Wins Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship
November 30, 2017
Georgetown alumna Deirdre Collins (C’17), Bermuda's only 2018 Rhodes Scholar, will pursue M.Phil in environmental change and management at the University of Oxford beginning next fall.
Surgery to Reduce Weight May Reverse Negative Cognitive Effects in Obese Teens
November 17, 2017
Georgetown psychology chair Chandan Vaidya and her research team discover that weight-loss surgery may reverse the negative effects of teenage obesity on cognitive functioning.
Smell Receptors in Kidneys Subject of NIH-Funded Study
November 10, 2017
Blythe Shepard, assistant professor at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, holds an NIH grant to study a smell receptor in the kidneys and its potential involvement in disease development.
NIH Study to Determine if Childhood Disease Rates Higher in Vaccine Refusal Areas
November 9, 2017
The National Institutes of Health awards a $1.7 million grant to Georgetown biology professor Shweta Bansal to lead a study on vaccine refusal and how that may relate to the emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases in America.
A Psychopath’s Brain Versus Yours: New Book Reveals the Differences
November 2, 2017
Georgetown psychology professor Abigail Marsh explains how a so-called "ordinary" brain differs from that of a psychopath or an altruist n her new book.
Complex Reasons Spur Women to Change STEM Majors, New Georgetown Study Finds
October 11, 2017
The triple threat of low grades, gender composition of a major and gender stereotypes are what compel undergraduate women to switch from a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) major to another field, according to a new Georgetown study.
‘Active Ingredients’ of Successful Pre-K Programs Subject of $1 Million Grant
September 8, 2017
Two Georgetown psychology professors are researching the unidentified “active ingredients” of successful public pre-kindergarten programs with a $1 million grant from the Spencer Foundation.
Food Insecurity Before Age 5 Leads to Below Par Kindergarten Performance, Study Shows
September 1, 2017
The first U.S. study on the early educational disadvantages resulting from food insecurity is led by psychology professor Anna Johnson, who concludes that children under 5 in low-income, food-insecure households face potentially lifelong learning disadvantages.
Physics Team Makes Breakthrough on Abrupt Aging Soft Materials
July 17, 2017
A study co-authored by Georgetown College physics professor Emanuela Del Gado discover a “snapping back” or "abrupt aging" reaction that occurs when very soft materials – gelatin or yogurt, for example — rupture at a microscopic level.
Class of 2017's Top Computer Science Majors All Women
May 31, 2017
The computer science majors in Georgetown's undergraduate Class of 2017 with the highest grade point average were all women.