Research Finds Requesting a Favor from Consumers Can Seal the Deal
May 2, 2016
Researchers in the McDonough School of Business find that consumers are more willing to accept an offer when the seller also requests a favor from them, according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Georgetown Launches Science Program Focused on First-Generation College Students
May 2, 2016
Georgetown announces the new Regents Science Scholars Program designed to expand opportunities for first-generation college students and those from traditionally underserved communities pursuing studies in the sciences.
Zika Conference at Georgetown Bridges Science and Policy
April 25, 2016
A diverse group of Georgetown experts explored the complex scientific, legal and ethical questions raised by the Zika crisis at a conference on campus Friday.
Georgetown Bioethicist on International Front Lines of Zika Crisis
April 19, 2016
The United Kingdom’s Wellcome Trust awards the university’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) and other institutions a £1.2 million grant to provide advice on the health interests of pregnant women with the Zika virus.
Undergrad International Economics Conference Celebrates 15th Anniversary
April 18, 2016
The Carroll Round, an annual international economics conference at Georgetown that spotlights research and discussion among the world’s top undergraduates, celebrated its 15th anniversary next week.
Report: Raids Create Obstacles to Immigrant Children's Education
April 15, 2016
Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children, according to a report by Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute (HRI) and the Women’s Refugee Commission.
Electrical Brain Stimulation Enhances Creativity, Researchers Say
April 14, 2016
Georgetown and other researchers publish a study showing that safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively.
Professor Authors Book on Trafficked Children
April 14, 2016
School of Foreign Service Professor Elżbieta M. Goździak publishes Trafficked Children and Youth in the United States, the first book of its kind based on empirical research and focused solely on survivors of child trafficking in America.
Georgetown to Help Evaluate Sesame Street Autism Initiative
April 6, 2016
Sesame Workshop, the organization behind Sesame Street, selects Georgetown and Children’s National Health System researchers to lead an evaluation of an initiative designed to reduce stigma and build understanding about autism spectrum disorder.
Professor Explores What Defines Happiness in China
April 4, 2016
Becky Hsu, assistant professor of sociology, explores the concept of happiness and the “good life” in China with a grant of nearly $1 million from the John Templeton Foundation.