Georgetown Professor Elected President of the American Historical Association
July 21, 2017
Best known for his book, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-Century World (W.W. Norton, 2000), University Professor John R. McNeill has been elected to serve as president of the American Historical Association.
Police Violence Against Black Men Subject of New Book by Georgetown Law Professor
July 18, 2017
Paul Butler, the Albert Brick Professor at Georgetown Law, answers questions about his recently published book showing that police violence against men of color in America is widespread and regularly supported by judges and politicians.
Physics Team Makes Breakthrough on Abrupt Aging Soft Materials
July 17, 2017
A study co-authored by Georgetown College physics professor Emanuela Del Gado discover a “snapping back” or "abrupt aging" reaction that occurs when very soft materials – gelatin or yogurt, for example — rupture at a microscopic level.
Animal Study Shows High-Fat Diet Increases Breast Cancer Risk Over Generations
July 10, 2017
A team of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists find that feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer risk in three generations of female offspring.
Black Girls Viewed As Less Innocent Than White Girls, Georgetown Research Finds
July 3, 2017
A study by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality finds that adults view black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than white girls, especially in the age range of 5 to 14.
Pregnant Women Should be Included in Zika Virus Vaccine Research
June 29, 2017
A new guidance published today by Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE) and two other universities concludes that the inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis.
Global Health Expert, Alumnus Mark Dybul Returns to Georgetown to Lead New Center
June 28, 2017
Dr. Mark Dybul (C’85, M’92), the well-recognized global health expert and humanitarian, returns to his alma mater this summer to lead a new global health center at the Medical Center.
Goldwater Scholarship Winner Applies Computer Science to Medical Problems
June 15, 2017
Neurobiology major Ayan Mandal (C’18) receives the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the country’s most prestigious awards for students studying mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences.
New Cases of Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Those Under 50
June 13, 2017
Georgetown's Dr. John Marshall says colorectal cancer rates are rising in people under age 50 and this year will represent one in 10 new cases of the disease expected to be diagnosed this year.
New MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Pavilion Approved by City’s Zoning Commission
June 9, 2017
The new medical/surgical pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital approved by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission will provide state-of-the-art facilities for Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) faculty and students pursuing cutting-edge research and education.