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A portrait of quackademia triumphant: Georgetown University

I frequently discuss a disturbing phenomenon known as “quackademic medicine.” Basically, quackademic medicine is a phenomenon that has taken hold over the last two decades in medical academia in which once ostensibly science-based medical schools and academic medical centers embrace quackery. Show More Summary

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Joan M. Kelly, nursing professorJoan M. Kelly, 77, an assistant professor of nursing at Georgetown University’s nursing school from 1972 to 1991, died June 20 at her home in the District. She had ovarian cancer, said a brother, James P. Murphy.Read full article >>

New Study Showing the Benefit of Acupuncture for Stress and Depression

New Study From Georgetown University Medical Center Shows the Benefits of Acupuncture A new study in rats from Georgetown University Medical Center and published in the journal Endocrinology, has shown the benefits of acupuncture for stress and depression. Show More Summary

Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?

It is not poverty or ignorance. A senior State Dept. advisor and Georgetown University foreign policy professor shares what he discovered while living in Pakistan.

Georgetown Physician Leads National Melanoma Study

A Georgetown University Medical Center physician renowned for his research in melanoma will lead a new national clinical trial involving novel treatments for the disease. The study compares the sequencing of two groups of drugs -- both effective in treating melanoma.

USAID Awards $30M Grant to Georgetown's Institute for Reproductive Health

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded $30 million to Georgetown University Medical Center's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) to fund its Passages Project, which aims to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies among youth and first-time parents in developing countries.

Regulation and Uncertainty Leads to Decreased Investment and Innovation

A new paper was recently released by Georgetown University’s Center for Business and Public Policy citing that increased regulation willRead the Rest...

'Religion Is Not Inherently a Good Thing' but Freedom of Religion Is 'Absolutely Awesome,' Says Democratic Congressman

Speaking on a Thursday panel discussion on international religious freedoms at Georgetown University, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn, asserted that although he thinks religion is not "inherently a good thing," the U.S. should do more to influence foreign governments into protecting the religious liberties of their citizens.

The Arts Improve Medical Care Through Learned Observation

The visual and narrative arts can help physicians hone their observational skills -- a critical expertise increasingly needed in today's medicine, contends a Georgetown University Medical Center family medicine professor.

You Are What You Earn?

Recently, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released some findings about what new graduates could expect to earn. The results are interesting and may well speak to where the workforce will head if left to...Show More Summary

Theatre - Coming to See Aunt Sophie

30 Jul-23 Aug Directed by Moira Blumenthal, Coming to See Aunt Sophie is set in 1978, when Georgetown University professor Jan Karski recounts his harrowing...

A Former Obama Administration Adviser Actually Said That Gay Marriage Can Help Defeat ISIS

Of all the bizarre commentary that followed Friday’s Supreme Court decision creating a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, this piece is beyond parody. Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law professor, former counselor to the...Show More Summary

10 Instagrams To Celebrate Crown Prince Hussein's Birthday

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Happy Birthday Prince Hussein! Jordan's Crown Prince, the eldest son of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, turns 21 on Sunday. Hussein is currently enrolled at Georgetown University, and like any other millennial, the prince keeps a lively...Show More Summary

gE Blog Series: globalEDGE Book Series Part 3 - The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

In her novel The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, author and Georgetown University professor of international economics Pietra Rivoli researches and follows the lifespan of a simple commodity - a t-shirt - across the world,...Show More Summary

Foreign Lobbyist Gets Free Platform at Georgetown University, Atlantic Council

The spectre of foreign powers and their lobbyists distorting America's democratic system may worry ordinary Americans, but it seems that few inside the Beltway share their concerns. Over more than a decade, a Georgetown University professor...Show More Summary

HOW FAINTING COUCH FEMINISM THREATENS FREEDOM:  New video from Christina Hoff Sommers of the Americ…

HOW FAINTING COUCH FEMINISM THREATENS FREEDOM:  New video from Christina Hoff Sommers of the American Enterprise Institute, who notes, “I recently encountered fainting couchers at Oberlin College and Georgetown University. I visited both campuses to give talks on the need to reform feminism and correct exaggerated victim statistics. Show More Summary

Senate votes to make torture even more illegal than it already is

The Senate overwhelmingly passed an amendment Tuesday reiterating the U.S. ban on torture. David Cole, a law professor at Georgetown University, explained why he thinks the amendment is necessary, even though laws prohibiting torture were already clear before the Bush administration began its program of "enhanced interrogation": While any objective reading of existing US law […]

News in Brief: Study Finds Girls Go Through Manga Phase Earlier Than Boys

2 months agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Shedding new light on the adolescent development process, a study published Tuesday by researchers at Georgetown University has found that girls go through their manga phase earlier than boys. “As our research team analyzed...Show More Summary

Georgetown University To Divest From Coal

Georgetown University announced last week that it intended to divest from all coal mining businesses, but proponents of the University’s full divestment are still unhappy. According to a resolution passed by the Georgetown’s board of...Show More Summary

Georgetown Becomes The Latest University To Divest From Fossil Fuels

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Georgetown University's board of directors voted last Thursday to end the university’s direct investment of endowment funds in companies whose primary business is mining coal, making it the latest university to divest from fossil fuels...Show More Summary

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