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.
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.