Federal Official Says Health Reform Working

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 23, 2010 Comments Off on Federal Official Says Health Reform Working

The Affordable Care Act is addressing both access to health care in vulnerable populations and the shortage of primary care providers, said Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) during a speech at Georgetown.

Wakefield, whose agency is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spoke Nov. […]

Carl Reiner in Library of Congress? Vet History

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 22, 2010 Comments Off on Carl Reiner in Library of Congress? Vet History

November 22, 2010 –Georgetown’s visual and oral history with Carl Reiner, a World War II veteran who graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1943, is one of three videos to become a permanent part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

Two other Georgetown graduates plus Reiner were added to the […]

Georgetown Student Wins Mitchell Scholarship

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 22, 2010 Comments Off on Georgetown Student Wins Mitchell Scholarship

A Georgetown student who proposed the Bleeding Disorders Screening, Awareness and Further Education (SAFE) Act of 2010 in his junior year has won a prestigious Mitchell Scholarship.

Derick Stace-Naughton of Madison, Wisc., a senior who suffers from a genetic condition that prevents his blood from clotting properly, will use his Mitchell Scholarship to study health […]

Georgetown Students Receive Pickering Fellowships

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 19, 2010 Comments Off on Georgetown Students Receive Pickering Fellowships

November 19, 2010 –Sarah Gardiner (SFS’11) heard she had become one of five Georgetown students and alumni to receive a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship while studying abroad in Cote d’ Ivoire and preparing to cross the Liberian border.

As a Pickering undergraduate fellow, Gardiner receives financial support towards tuition and other expenses […]

British Terrorism Policies Match U.S., Says Hague

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 18, 2010 Comments Off on British Terrorism Policies Match U.S., Says Hague

November 18, 2010 –The most important shared foreign policy issue with the United States is working against terrorism, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told students and faculty at Georgetown Nov. 17.

The talk comprises his first major policy speech on American soil since the new British coalition formed earlier this year.

Hague called the […]

Baker, Mitchell: Bipartisanship They Knew is Gone

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 18, 2010 Comments Off on Baker, Mitchell: Bipartisanship They Knew is Gone

November 18, 2010 –Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former Sen. George J. Mitchell (D-Maine) bemoaned the lack of bipartisanship in today’s American politics as they were jointly awarded a prize for public service at Georgetown Nov. 17.

The Republican and Democrat friends received the Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence […]

Preview of Georgetown?s New Website Now Online

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 17, 2010 Comments Off on Preview of Georgetown?s New Website Now Online

A preview of Georgetown University’s new website is now available for viewing at beta.georgetown.edu.

The new site includes a redesigned homepage and “top tier” pages that are highly trafficked and which provide a broad range of information about the entire university. University Information Services has implemented a new technical infrastructure to support the site.

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Neuroscientists Say Gene Loosely Linked to ADHD

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 17, 2010 Comments Off on Neuroscientists Say Gene Loosely Linked to ADHD

November 17, 2010 –A team of neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) says brain scans show that a gene nominally linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) leads to increased interference in brain regions associated with mind-wandering during tasks.

The finding applies to issues of attention – sometimes called ADD – but not […]

Education Partnering Marks GU India Visit

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 17, 2010 Comments Off on Education Partnering Marks GU India Visit

November 17, 2010 –On the heels of President Obama’s visit to India, a delegation of university leaders traveled to New Delhi Nov. 9, spending the week exploring India’s current educational infrastructure and the role of international collaboration in the future of the country’s higher education system.

School of Foreign Service Dean Carol Lancaster; Christopher […]

Food Safety Important on Thanksgiving and Always

Posted in: G-Town News- Nov 16, 2010 Comments Off on Food Safety Important on Thanksgiving and Always

Foodborne illnesses strike 76 million Americans each year, with 300,000 people hospitalized and 5,000 deaths, according to School of Nursing Health Studies associate professor Laura Anderko. With Thanksgiving around the corner, a few precautions can prevent dinner from turning into a food poisoning outbreak, the food safety expert says. But while cooks can take preventative […]