Women in the Midterm Elections: Five Takeaways
November 7, 2018
Michele Swers, an American government professor at Georgetown and an expert on women in Congress, talks about women in the midterm elections.
New Urban Researchers Network Created With Global Cities Initiative
November 5, 2018
The Georgetown Global Cities Initiative (GCI), a network of university faculty and students who share ideas and research on global urbanization, explores what the United Nations describes as “one of the most important global trends in the 21st Century.”
New $7M NASA Grant to Georgetown Professor Could Help Discover Life on Mars
November 2, 2018
NASA invests nearly $7 million in an effort led by Sarah Johnson, assistant professor of biology at Georgetown, aimed at developing a new kind of extraterrestrial life detection system that could be used on Mars.
Research by Georgetown Alumna, Professor Shows Kidney Donors’ Brains Are Different
October 29, 2018
Georgetown alumna Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz (G’16) is first author on a paper with psychology professor Abigail Marsh that for the first time shows that people who donate kidneys to strangers exhibit enhanced empathy on a neural level with strangers.
Measuring Pollution: New Master’s Degree Designed to Improve Environmental Policy
October 25, 2018
A new master’s program that teaches students to measure and analyze potential hazardous substances in the earth’s atmosphere or on its surface so they can make appropriate environmental policy will be offered nights and weekends starting this fall.
Older Breast Cancer Patients' Cognitive Outcomes Detailed in First Large Study
October 22, 2018
The first large U.S. study of cognition in older breast cancer patients finds most women don’t experience cancer-related cognitive problems within the first two years after diagnosis and treatment, but a troubling trend involving chemotherapy and a specific gene may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Biotechnology, Biochemistry Graduates Gain World-Class Research Experience at Livermore Laboratory
October 22, 2018
Recent biotechnology and biochemistry graduates gain valuable research access to the renowned Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and an internship program through a partnership with the university.
Is That ‘Jimmy Carter’ or ‘Barbara Bush?’ Google Designs, Professor Uses Artificial Intelligence to Track Wildlife
October 17, 2018
Janet Mann, professor of biology and psychology, collaborates with Google’s artificial intelligence engineers on individual identification of wild dolphins through images.
Georgetown Neuroscience Student Networks With Nobel Laureates at Annual Meeting
October 15, 2018
Patrick Malone (G'19, M'21), who is pursuing both a medical degree and a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Georgetown, conducts research that gains him access to renowned Nobel laureates at a conference in Lindau, Germany.
Book Explores Digital Impact on Social Movements, Wins Multiple Awards
October 15, 2018
Mohamed Zayani, professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, receives four awards from leading academic and professional associations for his book, Networked Publics and Digital Contention (Oxford University Press, 2015), which explores how technologies can reconfigure social movements.