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Tuesdays with Tudor Tots

August 8, 2017

Tudor Place welcomes Tots from 10:00 to 10:45 am on Tuesdays from September 5th through October 31st. 


Keep your toddler active in mind and body and learning about the world around us in these weekly sessions featuring songs, stories, crafts, and movement, all tailored to growing Tots. Each week highlights a different theme.


Parents/caregivers remain with children.


Sept 5: Buildings
Sept 12: Weather
Sept 19: Five Senses
Sept 26: Squirrels and Acorns
Oct 3: Airplanes
Oct 10: Birds 
Oct 17: Houses 
Oct 24: Colorful Leaves
Oct 31: Halloween


Tickets for Tudor Place events are non-transferable. If you need a refund or can no longer use your tickets, please email education@tudorplace.org.  


Children: $5 | Adults: free


Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown.

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GU Animal Study Finds High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Affects Generations

July 11, 2017

Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center report that feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring.


The study’s senior author, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD, professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi says, “It is believed that environmental and life-style factors, such as diet, plays a critical role in increasing human breast cancer risk, and so we use animal models to reveal the biological mechanisms responsible for the increase in risk in women and their female progeny.” 


A high-fat diet is linked to excess inflammation, and a number of epidemiological studies have made the connection between inflammation and risk of cancer


A gene screen revealed a number of genetic changes in the first (daughter) and third (great granddaughter) high-fat mice generations, including several genes linked in women to increased breast cancer risk, increased resistance to cancer treatment, poor cancer prognosis and impaired anti-cancer immunity. The researchers also found three times as many genetic changes in third generation than first generation mammary tissue between high-fat diet progeny and the control group’s offspring.

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Alex & Emma: At Theaters Everywhere

June 19, 2017

Alessandro Ago (Alex), son of publicist Janet Donovan and Ambasciatore Pietro Ago, married Emma Bernstein of NY and CA at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA.


Both an Italian and American citizen, Ago grew up in Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently Director of Programming and Special Projects at USC and an alumni of Washington International School.


Emma graduated from Cornell University and also holds a Masters Degree from USC and is currently Creative Executive at Imagine Entertainment. She is the daughter of Linda Kornblau Arrick and Paul Bernstein.


In keeping with their cinematic interests, they created a movie poster in honor of their wedding.


They reside in Los Angeles, CA.

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