Complex Reasons Spur Women to Change STEM Majors, New Georgetown Study Finds
October 11, 2017
The triple threat of low grades, gender composition of a major and gender stereotypes are what compel undergraduate women to switch from a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) major to another field, according to a new Georgetown study.
School of Nursing & Health Studies Students Study Abroad in Australia
September 28, 2017
Anna Feiner and Elizabeth Schnolis, both junior nursing majors at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, take courses in acute care, mental health and other topics while refining their skills in laboratory and clinical settings at Australian Catholic University.
D.C. Education Leader, Alumna Kaya Henderson Joins Georgetown as Distinguished Scholar in Residence
September 22, 2017
Alumna Kaya Henderson becomes Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Georgetown, where she will work with the university's president and provost to conduct research and advise on issues such as affordable higher education models, racial justice, college access and success.
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 .