News Archive

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    Vaidya's Teenage Obesity Study Named Editor's Choice
    November 3, 2017

    A team led by Georgetown College Psychology Chair Chandan Vaidya has conducted the first study on the effects of weight-loss surgery on the brains of adolescents with obesity.

  • Marsh Honored for Altruism Research
    October 26, 2017

    Last month, Prof. Abigail Marsh received a grant from the NSF to continue her research into the neurological basis of altruistic behavior. Earlier this month, she published a book, The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths and Everyone In-Between. Finally, her research program earned her the S&R Foundation’s Kuno Award for Applied Science in the Social Good.

  • Bansal Leads Vaccine Hesitancy Study
    October 23, 2017

    Biology professor Shweta Bansal is leading a team that has been awarded a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study trends in vaccine hesitancy among Americans.

  • Music Program Hosts Multimedia Conference
    October 20, 2017

    DC Talks Music/FilmDocs/Media: Cross-Sector Dialogue in Today’s Digital Culture, held in Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building, will feature an all-star lineup of musicians, documentary filmmakers, comedians, podcasters, researchers and government officials from across the country.

  • Alumna's Original Play Read at Kennedy Center Festival
    October 5, 2017

    Landas, an original play by Cristina Maninang Ibarra (C'17), was read at the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage New Play Festival last month.

  • The Chapel of the Jesuits at Saint-Omer, France
    Rediscovering a French Connection
    October 5, 2017

    A contribution from Emma Doerfler (C'18) outlines the history and connection between the town of Saint-Omer, France, and Georgetown founder John Carroll.

  • College Establishes Minor in Disability Studies
    October 3, 2017

    Thanks in large part to a wave of student activism, Georgetown has become the country’s first Jesuit university to establish an academic minor in disability studies.

  • Rep. Jayapal Returns to the Hilltop
    September 28, 2017

    U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (C'86), a Baker Scholars Program alumna, joined the Baker Scholars for a speech and reception Monday night.

  • Yamiche Alcindor (C'09)
    Alcindor Named to The Root 100
    September 25, 2017

    New York Times journalist Yamiche Alcindor (C'09) was named to The Root 100, an annual list of top African American cultural influencers.

  • Von der Goltz Explores Conservative Movements
    September 18, 2017

    History professor Anna von der Goltz is the co-editor of a new compilation of research on postwar conservative movements in the United States and Western Europe.