Women Fill Only 17 Percent of Corporate Board Seats
March 11, 2016
Business professor Catherine Tinsley finds that women make up only 17 percent of corporate board seats, despite the fact that nearly half of the labor force is female and 51 percent of management and professional occupations are held by women.
Georgetown Oncologist With NASA Grant Talks About Astronaut Scott Kelly
March 8, 2016
Dr. Albert J. Fornace Jr. of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center talks about cosmic radiation, potential health concerns for astronaut Scott Kelly and the implications for a future Mars mission.
Dream of a Center for Jewish Civilization to Become Reality This Month
February 24, 2016
Georgetown program blossoms into the Center for Jewish Civilization with an official launch celebration slated for Feb. 29.
Georgetown Receives $10 Million for Forensic Research on the Holocaust
February 24, 2016
Georgetown announces a $10 million gift that will endow a program on the forensic study of the Holocaust at its new Center for Jewish Civilization.
Prisons and Justice Initiative Examines Nation’s Mass Incarceration Crisis
February 22, 2016
Georgetown launches a new interdisciplinary initiative that brings together leading scholars, practitioners and students to examine the problems surrounding mass incarceration in the United States.
Research Summit on Concussions in Girls and Women Comes to Georgetown
February 17, 2016
Pink Concussions and Georgetown partner to convene physicians, researchers and scientists for first summit focusing on brain concussions in girls and women.
Professor Examines Beyoncé's 'Formation' Video and When Black Artists Get Political
February 15, 2016
Soyica Diggs Colbert, associate professor of theater and performance studies and African American studies, talks about the impact and symbolism of pop star Beyoncé’s “Formation” song and video and the risks involved when artists become political in life and in their performance messages.
Georgetown University to Research Mobile Money Innovations in East Africa
February 12, 2016
Georgetown will expand its presence in East Africa to include research on mobile money and financial inclusion in Kenya and Uganda with a $3.5 million, two-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
African American Studies Major to Be Offered This Fall
February 11, 2016
The Georgetown board of directors approves a new African American studies major, capitalizing on the foundation of the current minor, increasing student interest and the university’s emphasis on interdisciplinary study and racial justice.
Study: African American Students Overrepresented in Low-Paying Majors
February 9, 2016
While college access has increased among African Americans, they are overrepresented in majors that lead to low-paying jobs, according to a new study by Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce.