Georgetown Continues Engagement with Descendants, Historical Relationship to Slavery
March 24, 2017
Georgetown's steady engagement with its historical ties to slavery has included teach-ins, forums and meetings that involve descendants, university leaders and faculty members.
Georgetown's Global Health Center Receives $3.5 Grant for Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness
March 23, 2017
The Open Philanthropy Project awards a $3.5 million grant to the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center to support research focused on improving U.S. and international biosecurity and pandemic preparedness policies.
Professor's Book on Undocumented Children Receives Choice Award
March 10, 2017
Anthropology professor Susan Terrio receives the Choice Outstanding Academic Title distinction for her book on the plight of undocumented children in the United States who fall into temporary government custody.
Biology of Global Health Senior Researches Ways to Combat Parasite
March 8, 2017
Biology of global health senior Breanna Walsh (C’17) conducts research biology professor Heidi Elmendorf's lab that may one day help identify drugs to combat a common intestinal parasite.
Georgetown Celebrates Its Female Scientific Community
March 8, 2017
Women of Georgetown have made dramatic contributions to scientific knowledge over several decades, including today's faculty, who with students conduct a wide variety of well-funded research.
Nobody Walked the Plank: Book Debunks Pirate Stereotypes
March 3, 2017
Alumna Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos pens a book that shows pirates are not as bad as history makes them out to be, and that only Johnny Depp looked like Jack Sparrow.
Georgetown Professor Questions Claims About Prehistory in New Book
February 28, 2017
Professor Karl Widerquist co-authors a book debunking the myth about prehistory that everyone is now better off because of the existence of government and property rights.
Childhood Media Exposure Explored in New Book
February 24, 2017
Georgetown College psychology professor Rachel Barr co-edits a new book that examines the latest research in childhood media exposure.
Dark Matter Discoverer Vera Rubin Blazed New Trails for Women, Astronomy
February 23, 2017
The late Vera Rubin (G'54), who discovered the first evidence of dark matter, blazed new trails for women and astronomy.
Researchers: Lives Saved As More Countries Embrace Tobacco Control Measures
February 22, 2017
More than 53 million people stopped smoking and 22 million deaths were averted due to tobacco control measures in 88 countries between 2008 and 2014, say researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.