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Georgetown University Researchers Return from Antarctica

Georgetown University Researchers Return from Antarctica

February 3, 2017 at 12:04 am 3 comments

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 theirRead More

Professor Paasha Mahdavi, along with professors from UCLA, found that low gasoline taxes are hindering climate change progress.

Countries Fail to Curb Fossil Fuels

January 26, 2017 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

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 andRead More

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

January 26, 2017 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

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 toRead More

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Economics, A Love-Hate Relationship

May 20, 2016 at 3:06 am 0 comments

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 seeRead More

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

April 19, 2016 at 12:16 am 0 comments

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 andRead More

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

February 26, 2016 at 3:00 am 0 comments

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 onlineRead More

Study Analyzes NFL Diversity

February 19, 2016 at 2:15 am 0 comments

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 headRead More

No to Divestment and Meaningless Solutions

November 10, 2015 at 1:06 am 24 comments

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

MEYERTHOLEN: Scientific Literacy: Left Out Liberal Art

MEYERTHOLEN: Scientific Literacy: Left Out Liberal Art

November 3, 2015 at 1:05 am 0 comments

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 workRead More

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

October 23, 2015 at 1:47 am 0 comments

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 intellectualRead More