New Project at Georgetown to Track Free Speech Incidents Across Country
September 20, 2017
A new two-year academic inquiry at Georgetown, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is documenting and analyzing hundreds of incidents around the country in which free speech has been challenged.
Groundbreaking Shear Thickening Fluids Paper on Published by Georgetown Physics Professors
September 14, 2017
Physics professors Jeff Urbach and Daniel Blair publish a groundbreaking paper on shear thickening fluids, also known as non-Newtonian fluids, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
‘Active Ingredients’ of Successful Pre-K Programs Subject of $1 Million Grant
September 8, 2017
Two Georgetown psychology professors are researching the unidentified “active ingredients” of successful public pre-kindergarten programs with a $1 million grant from the Spencer Foundation.
Encyclopedia Explores How Human Behavior Affects Global Politics
September 6, 2017
Georgetown professor Fathali Moghaddam edits a new encyclopedia that takes a close look at the psychology of political decision-making by leaders of democracies as well as dictators around the world.
Food Insecurity Before Age 5 Leads to Below Par Kindergarten Performance, Study Shows
September 1, 2017
The first U.S. study on the early educational disadvantages resulting from food insecurity is led by psychology professor Anna Johnson, who concludes that children under 5 in low-income, food-insecure households face potentially lifelong learning disadvantages.
Georgetown Advances Workers’ Rights Through New Agreement with Nike and Worker Rights Consortium
August 30, 2017
Georgetown facilitates a new protocol between Nike, Inc., and the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), expected to promote the well-being and rights of workers who produce Georgetown-licensed apparel.
Syrian Conflict: Professor Wins NEH Grant for Book Project Challenging Country's Stereotypes
August 24, 2017
Daniel Neep, an assistant professor of Arab politics in the university's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, receives a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a book project titled, The Nation Belongs to All: The Making of Modern Syria .
All Ears: Professor Gets NEH Grant for Book on History of U.S. Wiretapping
August 17, 2017
Brian Hochman, associate professor of English, earns his second grant in two years from the NEH to research a book, tentatively titled All Ears: A History of Wiretapping in the United States.
Book Shows How Black Artists Address Violence, Dehumanization, Exploitation
August 7, 2017
Theater and performing arts chair and professor Soyica Diggs Colbert explores how artists from Beyoncé to Spike Lee reimagine blackness in the face of violence and oppression in her new book, Black Movements: Performance and Cultural Politics (Rutgers University Press, 2017).
Mussolini’s Favorite Jazz Singers Were Jewish, New Book Reveals
July 28, 2017
Music professor Anna Celenza explores Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's fascination with jazz, how the music flourished in Italy between 1920 and 1945 and the surprising influence Italian musicians had on American culture in her new book.