Georgetown Course Sinks Teeth Into D.C. Food, African-American Culture
December 5, 2013
Georgetown history professor Marcia Chatelain provides an intense study of food, race and history in Washington, D.C., through her African American Food Culture course.
Professor's Dolphin Research Becomes Award-Winning Children's Book
November 25, 2013
An award-winning children's book, The Dolphins of Shark Bay (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) uses Georgetown professor Janet Mann’s extensive research on bottlenose dolphins as its inspiration.
Georgetown Launches New Initiative to Design Future of Higher Education
November 21, 2013
The public good that universities provide is in danger of falling victim to social and technological change, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia said during the launch of a university initiative to explore innovative ways to deliver valued education into the future.
$1.25 Million NSF Grants Explore Media Characters’ Role in Early Learning
November 3, 2013
Georgetown psychology professor Sandra Calvert receives two National Science Foundation grants to examine the influence of media characters such as Elmo and Dora the Explorer on preschoolers.
Infant Cognition Research Includes Program for Incarcerated Terms
October 23, 2013
Georgetown psychology professor Rachel Barr, who researches learning and memory in infants, helped create a program – using the Sesame Street's Baby Elmo – that improves bonds between incarcerated teen fathers and their children.
Vegetable-Derived Compound May Protect Against Radiation
October 22, 2013
A recent Georgetown study finds that a compound formed after cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage are consumed protects rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.
Current Evidence Enough to Use Probiotics to Protect Premature Babies
August 12, 2013
A recent study led by a Georgetown doctor suggests that probiotics should be considered standard care for protecting premature infants from a severe gastrointestinal disease.
Vaccines Georgetown Doctor Worked on Cut HPV Infections in Half
July 12, 2013
A recent study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines that Georgetown's Dr. Richard Schlegel helped develop has reduced infection numbers among teenage girls nationwide.
Consumers Think Sweatshops OK If 'Shoes Are Cute,' Research Reveals
June 28, 2013
A new study by a Georgetown business professor finds that people are likely to ignore the fact a product was made at a sweatshop if they really want it.
Baby Boomer Retirees Will Help Create 55 Million Jobs by 2020
June 28, 2013
A new study from the Center on Education and the Workforce indicates that the retirement of the baby boomer generation will open up some 31 million jobs plus 24 million new jobs by 2020.