Hidden Voice Commands Could Attack Your Smartphone, Study Shows
July 1, 2016
Georgetown computer scientists have found that devices such as a smartphone can be attacked through hidden voice commands that are not understandable to humans.
Report Shows Huge D.C. Health Disparities, Makes Recommendations
June 28, 2016
A new Georgetown report that will be submitted to the District of Columbia Commission on African American Affairs reveals sobering statistics about health disparities in the city.
Georgetown Researchers to Evaluate, Transform Education in Tanzania
June 23, 2016
Four Georgetown faculty members will help evaluate Big Results Now in Education, a multifaceted, multimillion-dollar Government of Tanzania-funded reform program to address the country’s educational crisis in primary and secondary schools.
Mosquito Research May Help Fight Zika Virus Transmission
June 17, 2016
Biology professor Peter Armbruster is studying the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) to, among other research avenues, discover how it manages a process called diapause.
Renters Just as Civically Engaged as Homeowners, Professor Says
June 14, 2016
A Georgetown sociologist says homeownership may not be for everyone and that renters and homeowners are similarly involved in community engagement.
Faculty Help Develop Cyber Defense for Federal Government
June 8, 2016
Three members of Georgetown's computer science department have received a three-year, $1.7 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to study defenses against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on computer systems.
Graduating Senior Researches Nursing Oncology
May 26, 2016
Hannah Samley (NHS’16) conducts research through her honors project that focuses on the knowledge level and perceptions of oncology nurses regarding music therapy efficacy for cancer treatment-related symptoms.
Reconciliation Programs Worsen Psychological Health, Study Shows
May 12, 2016
A new study published today in Science by a Georgetown professor and others shows that post-conflict reconciliation promotes societal healing, but reduces victims’ psychological health.
Research on ‘Oobleck’ Could Enhance Body Armor, Softer Robots
May 12, 2016
A Georgetown physics professor collaborates with NIST scientists to demystify a children’s science fair favorite named for a Dr. Seuss classic. The research could enhance protection of police and soldiers and create softer robots.
Senior Co-Authors Paper on Potential Cancer Treatment
May 10, 2016
Working in the lab of Ronit Yarden, a School of Nursing & Health Studies professor, Jennifer LaPier (NHS’16) co-authored a scholarly paper about the potential of a plant phytohormone to treat several types of cancer.