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Alexandra Bowman running show

Georgetown Student Starts First-of-Its Kind Political Comedy Show

December 9th, 2019

Alexandra Bowman (C’22), a passionate viewer of political late-night TV shows and the television offerings of Monty Python, decided to start her own political satire webseries – the first of its kind – at Georgetown. Though the student-run group is in its first semester, it has already released five episodes as of December 9th, and has a steadily growing staff.

Malarial merozoites in the peripheral blood.

Georgetown Professor Discovers Key Findings to Stop Malarial Drug Resistance

December 4th, 2019

The malarial disease infects millions of people every year. Until recently, drugs like chloroquine (CQ) and piperaquine (PPQ) have been effective against the parasite that causes it, Plasmodium falciparum. New widespread resistance to these drugs lead Department of Chemistry professor Paul Roepe to research the mechanisms behind these new developments in an effort to stop the continued spread of the disease.

Painting showing the plague in Constantinople. (Credit: Walters Art Museum)

Justinianic Plague Not a Landmark Pandemic?

December 2nd, 2019

Until recently, the Justinianic Plague was thought to have killed up to half of the population of the Mediterranean between 541 and 750 CE. Departments of Biology and History professor Tim Newfield and a team of interdisciplinary researchers analyzed diverse datasets which evidence landscape, economic and demographic trends and found that this disease outbreak likely resulted in far fewer deaths than previously imagined.

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