Less Than 3 Percent of GDP Could End U.S. Poverty, New Research Shows
January 30, 2018
A universal basic income (UBI) allowing all Americans to live above the poverty line would have a cost equal to less than 3 percent of the nation’s GDP, according to a new study by Georgetown University in Qatar professor Karl Widerquist.
Three Women in STEM Fields Receive Teaching Award at Faculty Convocation
January 29, 2018
Amy Liu, Sarah Stoll and Jennifer Fox, who teach in the STEM fields at Georgetown, each receives the College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at this year's Faculty Convocation.
Professor Receives Honors for Distinguished Research on Spanish-Language Literature
January 26, 2018
Adam Lifshey, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese, receives distinguished honors for his research on Spanish-language literature written by West African and Southeast Asian authors.
Researcher Granted Almost $3 Million to Study Cancer Treatment, Related Costs
January 25, 2018
McCourt School of Public Policy professor Jean Mitchell receives a nearly $3 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to conduct studies on prostate and breast cancer treatments and costs.
Alumnus Inspired to Launch Nonprofit That Helps College Students in STEM Fields
January 24, 2018
Alumnus Taylor Weaver (L’17) launched a nonprofit during his time at Georgetown Law that helps place underrepresented STEM college students in federal externships and helps them with housing, transportation and living expenses.
Senior Human Science Majors Help Create Pre-Orientation Health and Justice Program
January 23, 2018
Jaclynne Nader and Jacy Neczypor, senior human sciences majors at the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS), worked with NHS professor Joan Burggraf Riley and NHS Assistant Dean Justin Smith to create CURA, a pre-orientation program focusing on health and justice.
Refugees in Kenya Assisted by Graduate Student, Former Refugee
January 22, 2018
Muzabel Welongo’s (G'19), who grew up in refugee camps in Tanzania and Kenya, founded Solidarity & Advocacy with Vulnerable Individuals in Crisis, an NGO that has provided education and development services to more than 8,000 refugees in Kenya.
Physics Major Presents Research on Autonomous Vehicles
January 19, 2018
Georgetown College physics major Isabel Binamira (C’18) presents a research project on the impact of autonomous vehicles at the 2018 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
Grad Student to Study in China With 2019 Schwarzman Scholarship
January 19, 2018
Zezhou Cai (G’18), a graduate student in the McCourt School of Public Policy, is among a group of only 142 students selected to study in China as a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar.
Women Peace Builders Underrepresented in Myanmar, Ukraine, Research Shows
January 18, 2018
New research released this week by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security shows that women are sorely underrepresented in peace processes in Myanmar and Ukraine, where violence continues to rage.