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Schizer Named to Ginsburg Visiting Chair in Taxation at Georgetown

Georgetown Press Release, Georgetown Law Appoints David Schizer to Ginsburg Chair: Georgetown University Law Center Dean William M. Treanor is pleased to announce the appointment of David Schizer to the Martin D. Ginsburg Chair in Taxation. Schizer will hold the chair as a visiting professor during the 2015 spring semester....

NEJM Perspective: 'Studying 'Secret Serums' -- Toward Safe, Effective Ebola Treatments'

WASHINGTON – Conducting clinical studies of agents to treat Ebola and allowing compassionate use of those agents are not necessarily mutually exclusive, writes Georgetown University Medical Center's (GUMC) Jesse L. Goodman, M.D., M.P.H., in a perspective piece published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. read more

Kaya Henderson, D.C. public schools chief, will join Georgetown University’s board

Kaya Henderson has earned two degrees from Georgetown University, received an honorary doctorate and taught a course at the university’s school of public policy. Now the D.C. public schools chancellor’s relationship with her alma mater is set to deepen further: Henderson will join Georgetown’s board of directors later this year, the university said Tuesday. The […]

Michael Eric Dyson Spells It Out For White Folks: You Don't Worry Police Will 'Kill Your Child'

Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson on Sunday called on President Barack Obama to use his position to explain to white Americans that they do not continually have to fear that police would "kill your child" as African-American...Show More Summary

Treated poorly in the workplace?

Christine Porath is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where she focuses on the effects of bad behavior within organizations and how leaders can create a more positive work environment. Porath spoke about her research with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and vice president for leadership and […]

Four Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen

I was an Ivy League drop out. This might not be so bad, except for the fact that my family is steeped in academia, with various relatives teaching at both Cornell University and Georgetown University. So you can imagine my parent's reaction when I said I wanted to drop out of Cornell in the middle of my third liberal arts semester... Show More Summary

Safety is joy

Brian Daily is a medical student (class of 2017) at Georgetown University School of Medicine. After attending our Telluride-East summer patient safety camp, he saw this construction truck on campus at Georgetown the other day and sent it to several of us faculty members because he thought we’d appreciate the bumper sticker.And indeed we do. Show More Summary

Letting Faith Speak For Itself

In an interview, Paul Elie discusses a fascinating venture he’s leading, the American Pilgrimage Project, a joint effort between Georgetown University and the oral history non-profit StoryCorps that records the stories ordinary people tell about “the role their religious beliefs play at crucial moments in their lives.” How Elie describes the undertaking’s origins: At a […]

Leftist Michael Eric Dyson Calls Impeachment “Treasonous” …But Supported It During the Bush Yrs (Video)

Far left MSNBC fill-in host and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson says despite Barack Obama’s numerous scandals impeachment calls are treasonous.” But he was OK with it during the Bush years. National Review reported: During the Bush years, however, … Continue reading ?

Q&A: Geneva Smitherman, Michigan State professor emerita of English, on the study of African American English

2 months agoArts : Arts Post

A D.C. dialect? It doesn’t sound likely in a city known for its transience. But linguists at Georgetown University, who have been studying the way people speak as part of the Language and Communication in Washington DC (LCDC) project, have identified certain words and some other features of speech common among communities who have lived in […]

More Steps Forward on Climate Protection

A year ago, on a sweltering afternoon at Georgetown University, President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan designed to start cutting dangerous carbon pollution using his authority under our clean air and energy laws already on the books. read more

Sandra Fluke on Hobby Lobby: 'A Woman's Boss Should Not Have a Say'

Sandra Fluke, whose campaign for free contraception elevated her to national prominence while she was still a law student at Georgetown University, denounced to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case: "A woman’s boss should not have a say in her health care decisions," Fluke stated on Twitter. Show More Summary

Developing a 'We' Culture

Youth problems are our problems. I recently heard sociologist Robert Putnam speak at a Georgetown University event that gathered people of faith and no faith to discuss the common good. In his speech, he complained about America's "radically...Show More Summary

President Takes Down Congress For Climate Timidity (video)

On Wednesday, June 25, President Obama gave the League of Conservation Voters a one-year progress report for his climate plan. He presented the original speech on the climate change plan at Georgetown University. On MSNBC, politics commenter...Show More Summary

The Church and its Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Pastors must address domestic and sexual violence. Yesterday, I spoke at the Sojourners Summit at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. As you can imagine, there was a diversity of presenters and views in such a social justice focused...Show More Summary

Judge Kroupa Retires From Tax Court

U.S. Tax Court Judge Diane L. Kroupa, whose 15-year term was scheduled to end on June 12, 2018, has retired from the Tax Court as of June 16, 2014. She is 59 years old. From her court bio: B.S.F.S. Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1978; J.D. University of South...

The Truth Behind The Notorious Flavor Enhancer MSG

<div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> Produced by Will Wei Sources: York University, FDA, Smithsonian Mag, Georgetown University NOW WATCH: A Master Chef Explains How To Cook The Perfect Burger Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Mike Rogers Says Google Is Unpatriotic For Not Wanting NSA To Spy On Its Users

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This past Wednesday, the CIA held its first ever Conference on National Security at Georgetown University. It included plenty of the usual talking heads spouting nonsense, but I wanted to focus in on one particular talking head spouting particularly ridiculous nonsense. Show More Summary

Homeless Valedictorian Earns Scholarship To Georgetown University

Homeless valedictorian Rashema Melson has earned a full scholarship to Georgetown University. The Anacostia High School graduate made headlines, as she managed to overcome incredible odds. Although she and her family have lived at the D.C. General Homeless Shelter for three years, Rashema graduated first in her class. Rashema’s father died before she was one

Video: The Moving Commencement Speech From Student Who Became Valedictorian While Homeless

Rashema Melson, who graduated top of her class while living at D.C. General, received a full scholarship to Georgetown University. [ more › ]

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