Professor: McDonald’s Franchises Mixed Blessing for Black Communities
January 23, 2017
African Americans benefitted and suffered from fast food’s infiltration into their communities since the late 1960s, according to Georgetown history professor Marcia Chatelain, who holds an NEH grant for a book project on the topic.
Research Shows Sunlight Energizes Infection-Fighting T-Cells
January 19, 2017
Georgetown University Medical Center researchers find that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T-cells that play a central role in human immunity.
Professor to Research Unemployment Insurance Effects
January 6, 2017
McCourt School professor Adriana Kugler receives a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study the effect of unemployment insurance benefits on match quality and job mobility.
Georgetown Student Helps Bolivians With Affordable Housing
January 4, 2017
Georgetown student Carlos Aramayo combines his academic work at the university's School of Continuing Studies with running a Bolivian nonprofit affordable housing program.
Radiation Expert's Debut Book Ranked Among Best of 2016
December 19, 2016
Timothy Jorgensen, an associate professor of radiation medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center, finds his first book, Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation (Princeton University Press, 2016) among the top reads for 2016.
Psychology Professor Finds Rapid Decline in Spanking, Other Corporal Punishment
December 16, 2016
Psychology professor Rebecca Ryan finds that American parents employed spanking or other forms of corporal punishment for children at a rapidly declining rate from 1988 to 2011 during her research, which has appeared in the journal Pediatrics.
Faith Organizations Gather in Rome to Discuss Ways to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
December 15, 2016
Georgetown co-sponsors a four-day workshop with the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and the U.S. Department of State that examines ways faith-based organizations might address the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Three Georgetown Students Selected For 2017 Marshall Scholarships
December 12, 2016
A School of Foreign Service student, a recent neurobiology graduate and an interdisciplinary neuroscience Ph.D. candidate become Georgetown's most recent Marshall scholars who will study for the next two years in the United Kingdom.
Doctoral Student to Use Fellowship for Brain Iron Deficiency Research
December 12, 2016
Erika Raven (G’17), a Ph.D. candidate in Georgetown’s Interdisciplinary Program for Neuroscience (IPN), receives the 2017 Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for postdoctoral work in the United Kingdom.
SFS Alumna Translates Research Experience to Service Into South Africa
December 9, 2016
Georgetown alumna Jescinta Izevbigie (SFS’14) focuses on gender issues in post-conflict African countries, including South Africa.