Newsmakers: Nov. 17, 2010

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Awards and Honors

•Lucile Adams-Campbell, associate dean for community health and outreach for the Medical Center, received a Legacy Laureate honor from the University of Pittsburgh on Oct. 28.

Adams-Campbell, also associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, received her doctorate in epidemiology from Pittsburgh in 1983 […]

Food Safety Important on Thanksgiving and Always

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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 […]

Politics of Education Class Battles Illiteracy

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November 12, 2010 –Students in government professor Doug Reed’s Politics of Education course are seeing the result of failed educational policies in the form of young, low-income children in Washington, D.C., who aren’t reading on grade level.

The students are helping children in grades first through third in the city’s poorest neighborhoods through the […]

Georgetown Vet: From Learjets to Policy Management

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Air Force veteran and Georgetown graduate student Erik Brine used to spend his days in a C21 Learjet, transporting the dead and the wounded in Iraq.

Now, in addition to working full time as a civilian in the Air Force’s international affairs office, he takes classes at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, where he is […]

Bikeshare a Hit With Georgetown?s ‘Green’ Community

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Scott Anderson, Georgetown’s director of web communications, no longer has to wait for a bus to get to work in the morning, thanks to the installation of three Capital Bikeshare docking stations near the university’s Main Campus.

“It’s really proven useful, especially since there is a station right outside of campus,” says Anderson, who […]

JFK’s Protectors Share Firsthand Accounts

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President John F. Kennedy’s secret service agents worked for about $1.80 an hour, according to those featured in a Discovery documentary screened for the first time at Georgetown Nov. 8.

They also had no computer databases to work with – just 3 x 5 cards in their pockets with names of people threatening JFK.

Scholars and Newsmakers Debate 2010 Elections

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Kevin Madden, press secretary for Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful presidential campaign, told about 200 students at Georgetown Nov. 8 that the tea party is “not monolithic – it is a reform element within a center-right electorate.”

Madden and Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) professors E.J. Dionne and Paul Begala served as panelists for the GPPI-sponsored Election […]

Rather, Kucinich Reflect on Midterm Elections

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather headlined a Nov. 5 panel discussion at Georgetown reflecting on the recent midterm elections.

“American growth and jobs – that was what this election was about,” said Rather, who now manages a television news magazine on HDNet. “And in President Obama’s case, you […]

Law Alumni Awarded for Legal Achievements

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The Law Center recently honored five alumni with this year’s Paul R. Dean Award for leadership contributions to the law school and the legal profession.

The alumni received the awards during the Law Center’s Reunion Weekend gala Oct. 16 and were recognized during an annual Law Center meeting on Nov. 2.

The 2010 Dean […]

University?s NCAA Self-Study To Start This Year

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Georgetown has begun a yearlong, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. 

NCAA Division I institutions are required to conduct a self-study every 10 years, and Georgetown completed its last report in 2001. The study covers governance and commitment to rules compliance, academic […]