Carnegie Renews Classification of Georgetown as ‘Very High Research University’
February 26, 2019
Georgetown has once again been classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an institution with “very high research activity.” A large set of research centers of the McCourt School of Public Policy informs the nation about significant policy issues.
Foster, who has a joint appointment in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Georgetown Law Center, is an expert in the areas of property, land use, environmental justice and local government law.
As eviction gains national attention, McCourt assistant professor Eva Rosen’s research is shedding light on the little-known landscape of eviction in Washington, D.C., and the consequences for those caught in the process.
Political and social unrest has forced millions of Venezuelans to flee their country, often by traveling through Colombia to Ecuador. Many are stuck at the border because they have no money, no visa and no way to reach out for help. Using the tools she learned at McCourt and a grant from the Gates Foundation, Andrea Vargas (MPP'19) launched a pro-bono impact investing project to help Venezuelan refugees secure fast-tracked visas.
Kids and teens are quietly losing their health insurance at unprecedented rates across America. Sounding the alarm: McCourt’s Center for Children and Families, with recent headline-grabbing reports that reveal disturbing declines at the state and national level.
Brittany Heyd (JD/MPP ‘13) was on the fast track for a high-powered law firm job when the lure of the startup world pulled her in another direction. For the past two years, Heyd has run Mana Up, a startup that fosters economic development in Hawaii by promoting local products and services.
Nearly 3 billion birds have disappeared from the United States and Canada since 1970, according to a study published today in Science, co-authored by Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) director Peter Marra.
Surprise medical bills result in financial hardship for millions of Americans and top the list of health care costs that Americans are afraid they will not be able to afford. McCourt's Center on Health Insurance Reforms has launched a new project to provide unbiased and comprehensive information on the issue of surprise medical bills.
When it comes to development funding, would populations in need be better off if aid practitioners simply got out of the way and distributed aid in cash rather than in complex and bundled programs? McCourt Assistant Professor Andrew Zeitlin designed a study to compare the effects of the two approaches.
Seeing an opportunity to help D.C. taxpayers, Peter Nouhan (MPP ’19) founded a program to train Washington, D.C., high school students to facilitate free tax preparation for low- and middle-income workers, many of whom miss out on thousands of dollars in unclaimed tax credits every year.
Adriana Kugler, professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy. In this role, Kugler will contribute her wide-ranging expertise in economic and labor policy to further economic prosperity for all Americans by advising federal, state and local governments about cutting-edge policy solutions.
Could greater exposure to technology courses early on in the college experience encourage more women to enroll in these types of classes? That’s the question McCourt School of Public Policy Assistant Professor NaLette Brodnax set out to answer in a recent study she conducted using a specially designed intervention to help make the decision-making process around taking a technology class a little bit easier for first-year students.
The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University today jointly released updated lifetime Bipartisan Index rankings of U.S. Senators who have served since 1993. The non-partisan tool measures the degree to which Senators work across party lines.
A growing body of research shows that strong relationships with teachers & other adults are critical to academic success, especially for at-risk students. A new report from McCourt's FutureEd research center details efforts to improve teacher mindsets.
The McCourt School of Public Policy congratulates the Center for Children and Families (CCF) Senior Fellow Tricia Brooks on her appointment to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).
A study by two Georgetown professors and a World Bank senior economist shows that residents of rural Bihar, India, prefer public health services and infrastructure improvements to direct cash transfers.
The Lugar Center and the McCourt School today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of members of Congress, completing the picture of the 115th Congress (2017-2018). The non-partisan tool measures the degree to which Senators and Representatives work across party lines.
Georgetown’s leadership in the emerging field of public interest technology and prime location in Washington, DC, has led it to co-found a network that will boost the field through scholarship, new courses, research collaborations and more.
Dr. Laila Wahedi, MDI’s Postdoc Fellow, won an award for her work on Russian trolls at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) North American Social Network (NASN) Conference held in Washington, DC on November 27-30.
Brian J. McCabe, an Associate Professor in Georgetown’s Department of Sociology, partnered with Jennifer Heerwig, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, is using his MDI Seed Grant to conduct research on an innovative new campaign finance program - the Democracy Voucher program - in Seattle, Washington.
The Massive Data Institute (MDI) at the McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to welcome data governance, data integration, and privacy expert Dr. Amy O’Hara. Dr. O’Hara joins MDI as a Research Professor and Co-Director of U.S. Census Research Data Center (RDC) at Georgetown University.
In 1991, most good jobs did not require a BA. Today, there are three distinct pathways to good jobs: high school, middle skills, and bachelor’s degree, says new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co.
September 19, 2018 - What is the most effective and scalable way to administer aid to vulnerable populations? It turns out that unconditional cash transfers to the poor may be more effective than conventional forms of foreign aid at producing positive health outcomes.
Lisa Singh, computer science professor and research professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute, works on numerous aspects of data-driven computer science. One of her most recent projects is mining Twitter data around the #MeToo hashtag in collaboration with six other Georgetown professors. This research is supported by the Massive Data Institute and the Gender Justice Initiative.
September, 2018 - McCourt School of Public Policy Professor William Gormley was recently awarded $460,000 in new funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation, to continue his research on the effects of universal pre-K programs, focusing this time on high school outcomes.
The Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index (BPI) rankings of members of Congress for 2017.