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.
Angry Voters, Constant News Make for Tense White House Race
March 29, 2016
Veteran communications strategist Jon Haber, an instructor for the public relations and corporate communications program, says presidential primary voters are angry, fearful and frustrated, and they now have more ways to tweet, post, share and disseminate their feelings.
Georgetown Establishes Racial Wealth Divide Initiative
March 28, 2016
Georgetown's Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership (CPNL) partners with two companies to create the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative addressing racial disparities in five cities.
Radiation Expert, Author Reflects on Anniversary of Fukushima Meltdown
March 14, 2016
Georgetown University Medical Center professor Timothy J. Jorgensen talks about how radiation exposure affected the plant workers at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, five years after the nuclear accident.