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  • News Archive - Georgetown University
    Jack Lew L 83 learn more Undergraduate Will Study Infectious Disease With Churchill Scholarship January 24 2013 Eric Mooring C 13 is one of 14 winners nationwide to win the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge next year learn more Georgetown Conference on Vulnerable Youth Takes Place This Week January 23 2013 Participants in the Georgetown Public Policy Institute s first LEAD Conference will gather to explore solutions to issues facing the nation s most vulnerable youth learn more Professor Explores China s Surge in Green Energy January 23 2013 A new book by Joanna Lewis assistant professor of science technology and international affairs reveals how China has emerged as a top user of green energy technologies learn more Georgetown Honors Leader of D C Youth With Legacy Award Smokey Robinson Performs photos January 21 2013 Georgetown honored Mary Brown with the John Thompson Jr Legacy of a Dream award last night for her more than 16 years of helping Washington D C s youth learn more Dietary Glucose May Drive Tumor Growth in Animal Models January 16 2013 A recently published study by Georgetown s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center finds high levels of glucose in animal diets is linked to increased activity of a mutant gene learn more New Year Brings Many Fitness Wellness Options at Georgetown January 15 2013 Georgetown provides faculty and staff with numerous fitness options for starting the new year maintaining good health through offerings from GUWellness and Yates Field House learn more Georgetown s MLK Projects Part of Obama s National Day of Service photos January 15 2013 Georgetown kicks off its weeklong celebration Jan 19 25 of the life and legacy of Rev Martin Luther King Jr with a day of service and its annual concert honoring King and local

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  • Georgetown Student Wins College 'Jeopardy!' Tournament - Georgetown University
    with geography and current affairs categories although I never did get the economics category I was hoping for said Coury Of course there were also pop culture and word play categories that you can t really prepare for by going to class Coury also earned an automatic chance to compete in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions The latter tournament is among all champion players not just college students Fantastic Experience The whole experience was fantastic and I would do it over again in a heartbeat says Coury I was so excited to be able to represent Georgetown on the show against some other great schools and all my friends here were incredibly encouraging and excited for me Coury made his appearance on Jeopardy on May 7 during the quarterfinals Trebek says the tournament is similar to March Madness and NCAA football bowl games The College Championship provides a special blend of intense competition and school pride Trebek said in a statement to the media It s the only Jeopardy tournament where the contestants play for more than personal glory and prize money They play as representatives of their college and its alumni Longtime Jeopardy Fan Coury says he has wanted to compete on the game show since he was 10 years old I wanted to try out for the tournament because I ve always loved watching the show and playing trivia games so getting on the show has been a dream of mine for quite a long time he explains He took the online audition test for the Jeopardy kids tournament as well as the one for teens but didn t make it After a year at Georgetown the 20 year old sophomore was successful on his first try for the college tournament 50 Questions Jim Coury SFS 15 far

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  • Former UN High Commissioner Receives Honorary Degree - Georgetown University
    Comprehensive Cancer Center Biomedical Graduate Research Organization MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Learn more about our schools Home News Former UN High Commissioner Receives Honorary Degree About Admissions Financial Aid Academics Research Campus Life News News Archive Georgetown Everywhere Georgetown Stories Georgetown in the News Find a Subject Matter Expert Live Webcasts Publications Connect with Us Media Relations About the Office of Communications Tweet Former UN High Commissioner Receives Honorary Degree May 14 2013 Georgetown yesterday awarded Madame Sadako Ogata G 53 former president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA and United Nations high commissioner for refugees an honorary degree for her work in advancing human rights and creating peace around the world Under her leadership JICA increased its work in Africa focusing on economic growth and sustainable development and engaged in peace building activities in Afghanistan Ogata who received her M A in international relations from Georgetown also served as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations Related Information Office of the President Georgetown University 37th and O Streets N W Washington D C 20057 202 687 0100 Maps Directions Contact Us Copyright Information Privacy Policy Connect with us via Facebook

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  • Study in Animals Supports the Use of Acupuncture for Stress - Georgetown University
    of Acupuncture for Stress Our growing body of evidence points to acupuncture s protective effect against the stress response says Ladan Eshkavari associate professor of nursing about the ancient medicine s positive effect on stress hormone response May 10 2013 The Journal of Endocrinology published a Georgetown study in its April issue on how acupuncture can significantly reduce the stress hormone response in an animal that models chronic stress Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center GUMC conducted the research on the procedure already commonly used on humans to treat chronic stress The researchers found that electronic acupuncture blocks the chronic stress induced elevations of blood hormones and a peptide secreted by the sympathetic nervous system Many practitioners of acupuncture have observed that this ancient practice can reduce stress in their patients but there is a lack of biological proof of how or why this happens says the study s lead author Ladan Eshkevari an associate professor of nursing at the School of Nursing Health Studies NHS We re starting to understand what s going on at the molecular level that helps explain acupuncture s benefit Growing Body of Evidence Eshkevari a physiologist nurse anesthetist and certified acupuncturist designed a series of studies in rats to test the effect of electronic acupuncture on levels of proteins and hormones secreted by biologic pathways involved in stress response Rats are often used to research the biological determinants of stress because they regularly have a stress response when exposed to cold temperatures for an hour a day Our growing body of evidence points to acupuncture s protective effect against the stress response says Eshkevari assistant director of the school s Nurse Anesthesia Program More Research Needed Eshkevari says additional research is needed to examine if acupuncture would be effective in reducing hormone levels after

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  • Georgetown to Explore Multicultural Issues During Jesuit College Conference - Georgetown University
    year s conference themed All the Things We Are Advancing the Diversity Dialogue will examine issues facing student athletes of color public policy affecting race and ethnicity in education and a variety of engaging programs and reflections The university is a founding member of the conference when it was established in 1981 This will be Georgetown s third time hosting the conference It previously hosted the CMA in 2003 and an organizing conference in 1981 The AJCU s conference on Multicultural Affairs is one of the oldest gatherings of its kind in the country pre dating larger national gatherings that focus on diversity on higher education says Dennis Williams associate dean of students and director of Georgetown s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access And it remains an important touchstone for those of us engaged in this mission critical work on Jesuit campuses as it provides a unique opportunity to share and compare what we do and to mentor and inspire one another Planned sessions and speakers include A college athletics roundtable session with former Georgetown basketball head coach John Thompson Jr and former Georgetown basketball player Jonathan Wallace A public affairs forum moderated by Michael Eric Dyson university professor with several Georgetown faculty members on the panel An interactive pre conference workshop on intersections of identities led by Shiva Subbaraman director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at Georgetown From left Martin Y Iguchi dean of the School of Nursing Health Studies Sheryll Cashin professor of law and Dennis Williams associate dean of students and director of Georgetown s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access are among the speakers at the 2013 AJCU Conference on Multicultural Affairs Also speaking at the conference will be Sheryll Cashin professor of law Martin Y Iguchi dean of the School of Nursing Health Studies

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  • Georgetown Shows Appreciation for Its Administrative Professionals - Georgetown University
    a Subject Matter Expert Live Webcasts Publications Connect with Us Media Relations About the Office of Communications Tweet Georgetown Shows Appreciation for Its Administrative Professionals Mary Spring and Nicole Heinz Schapp both generalists in Georgetown s human resources office wait to greet administrative professionals as they arrive for the annual appreciation breakfast Some of Georgetown s nearly 400 member administrative professional community gather for the university s annual Administrative Professionals Day Breakfast Guest speaker Richard Ayres director of the Center for Labor Management Studies in Fredericksburg Va talks to attendees about how administrative professionals serve as leaders in their organizations The breakfast included a raffle with prizes donated by university vendors that ranged from gift certificates to electronics Campus Ministry Office Manager Ellen Shelton standing far right celebrates as she wins a 42 flat screen television up for raffle during the breakfast Mary Anne Mahin vice president and chief human resources officer accepts flowers from Coral Harris right and other members of the human resources team for her 33 years of service at Georgetown May 7 2013 Georgetown celebrated Administrative Professionals Day with its annual breakfast in honor of the nearly 400 administrative professionals working at the university on April 24 in Copley Formal Lounge The Department of Human Resources sponsored the breakfast with the theme Honoring the Office Professionals Who Make Offices Work The annual breakfast is an opportunity for the university to recognize the contributions of our dedicated administrative professional community at Georgetown says Mary Anne Mahin vice president and chief human resources officer at Georgetown Their contributions are critical to our ability to serve our students and our community Richard Ayres of the Center for Labor Management Studies in Fredericksburg Va addressed the breakfast attendees and Tali Si Malcott president of Georgetown University chapter of the International

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  • Future Religious Retreat Center Focus of Georgetown Ceremony - Georgetown University
    of the project The event was held in advance of the center s construction Spiritual Restoration Arthur and Nancy Calcagnini s vision commitment and generosity have ensured that our Georgetown community will forever have a place of reflection solace and spiritual restoration DeGioia said It will be here in the Calcagnini Contemplative Center where the members of our community can seek out our deepest inner truths discover the best version of ourselves and renew our commitment to our mission The center which will stand on a 55 acre plot about 75 minutes from Georgetown s campus will host the Office of Campus Ministry s retreats for Catholic Protestant Jewish Muslim and Orthodox Christian students as well as those who practice other religious traditions It includes a Catholic chapel a common green area community and dining halls a caretaker s house and 28 cabins that can house up to 78 students Deep Reflection The Calcagninis have helped develop the university s Catholic and Jesuit mission for more than 20 years In 1991 they fully endowed the university s ESCAPE retreat program which offers an overnight nondenominational reflective experience for first year and transfer students The program has served more than 8 000 students since its inception Hearing students share with others what they feel inside their hearts and learn to listen to others experiences it s had a profound influence on me said Arthur Calcagnini who attends ESCAPE with his wife at least once a year Holy Mountain The Calcagninis came to the conclusion five years ago that Georgetown needed its own space for students to come together This is a dream that I ve had that has taken a long time to come to fruition Arthur Calcagnini said When we saw this place it was love at first sight We

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  • $17 Mil Gift Will Build Religious Retreat Center - Georgetown University
    s ESCAPE retreat program with a 1 5 million gift and wanted to further enhance Georgetown s Catholic and Jesuit mission The ESCAPE program is an overnight nondemoninational reflective experience for first year and transfer students run by Georgetown s Office of Campus Ministry It is just one of the 32 faith based retreats a year the office runs for Catholic Protestant Jewish Muslim and Orthodox Christian students and other members of the Georgetown community Spiritual Growth The Jesuits consider contemplative reflection an important element of self knowledge and spiritual growth The Calcagnini Contemplative Center future home of the retreats is expected to be completed by 2012 or 2013 on a 55 acre property in Bluemont Va about 75 minutes from Georgetown s Main Campus The complex will include a Catholic chapel community and dining halls and 28 cabins that can house up to 78 students More than 7 500 students have experienced ESCAPE retreats since they were begun in 1991 Through that program Calcagnini a member of university s board of directors and his wife came to understand the importance of a center to house all of the university s retreats Jesuit Values Arthur and Nancy epitomize the core Catholic and Jesuit values at the heart of this university said Georgetown President John J DeGioia Over the years the Calcagninis have endowed funds for the Catholic Jewish and Muslim chaplaincies on campus as well as student scholarships medical center research and other projects Their gift to establish a contemplative center will animate the lives and deepen the faiths of generations of students to come Rev Philip L Boroughs S J Georgetown s vice president for mission and ministry notes that Arthur s commitment is personal as well as financial Every year for the past 20 years he has participated

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