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Georgetown University Researchers Return from Antarctica

Georgetown University Researchers Return from Antarctica

The first research team Georgetown sent to Antarctica returned Dec. 23 from a trip, marking them the first ever research team to bring next generation DNA sequencing technology to the continent. The purpose of the mission — to look for signs of life in extreme temperatures — helped support their[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 3 comments City News, News, News - Top
Professor Paasha Mahdavi, along with professors from UCLA, found that low gasoline taxes are hindering climate change progress.

Countries Fail to Curb Fossil Fuels

Governments are not discouraging fossil fuel consumption, according to Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy professor Paasha Mahdavi and University of California, Los Angeles professor Michael L. Ross in their paper “Nature Energy” published Jan. 9. The researchers analyzed global gasoline prices, taxes and subsidies in “Global Progress and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
University President John J. DeGioia and Executive Chairman Ana Botín signed a $2 million agreement with Santander Group on the field of social economy in 2015, pictured above.

Georgetown, Santander Sign $2M Partnership

The banking organization Santander Group will support graduate-level research at Georgetown University in the field of social economy as part of a $2 million partnership agreement, according to a Jan. 17 announcement. Georgetown and Santander aim to train students, scholars and citizens who will be mindful of the need to[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Jinwoo ChongThe Hoya

Economics, A Love-Hate Relationship

Thomas Carlyle first coined the phrase “dismal science” back in the 19th century to describe the field of economics. In a modern setting, the term aptly fits the majority of students’ relationship with the subject. Walk through Lau 2 in in the middle of the semester and you will see[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Equal Pay Day Study Reveals D.C. Gender Wage Gap

There is a $1 billion chasm between the collective annual earnings of working women and their male counterparts in Washington, D.C., according to a new report published by D.C.-based nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families on Equal Pay Day April 12. According to the report, women employed full-time and[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The McDonough School of Business will debut its first undergraduate research journal exclusively online with its inaugural issue in April 2016.

MSB Research Journal Debuts

The McDonough School of Business will debut its first undergraduate research journal, the E-McDonough Undergraduate Research Journal, with its inaugural issue in April. The new journal will feature student-produced scholarship on topics ranging from finance and accounting to management and marketing. The quarterly journal will publish one issue exclusively online[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Study Analyzes NFL Diversity

A new study published and co-authored by Chris Rider, assistant professor of strategy at the McDonough School of Business, found that racial diversity is drastically lacking among National Football League head coaches. The new research found that white coaches are more than twice as likely to get promoted to head[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

No to Divestment and Meaningless Solutions

Climate change is a real problem. Most people underestimate the consequences if human contributions are left unaddressed over the coming decades, but divestment is the wrong solution. Advocates typically argue that endowment investments financially support companies emitting carbon into the atmosphere. But what does “financial support” mean in this context?[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 24 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MEYERTHOLEN: Scientific Literacy: Left Out Liberal Art

MEYERTHOLEN: Scientific Literacy: Left Out Liberal Art

A few years ago, the Harvard Gazette published an article called “Way to Delay Huntington’s Disease Found.” These words would be music to the ears of families that endure the hardships of Huntington’s disease, a devastating neurological disease that currently has no effective treatment. The article featured the landmark work[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Researchers Daniel Shore of Georgetown University and Chris Warren of Carnegie Mellon University mapped more than 88 million relationships of England’s leading historical figures on an interactive website.

Study Maps 88 Million Historical Relationships

According to legend, Isaac Newton emerged as a colossus in modern physics in 1666 after a legendary bonk to the head by a falling apple triggered his Universal Law of Gravitation. John Milton penned his epic poem “Paradise Lost” less than a year later. Though they occupied radically different intellectual[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top