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.
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.