Villanova University’s annual Mendel Medal Lecture, featuring world-renowned epidemiologist and “microbe hunter” W. Ian Lipkin, MD, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 31 in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center on the University’s Main Campus. Professor Lipkin, the recipient of the University’s 2014 Mendel Medal, will deliver a lecture titled, “Of Microbes and Man: A Delicate Balance.” The event is free and open to the public. read more
Villanova University’s virtual reality CAVE facility, which uses immersive video for telepresence applications, as well as computer-generated graphics for 3D visualization, officially opens on October 2. The CAVE (CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment), housed in Falvey Memorial Library, was funded by a $1.67 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Its central campus location will allow the facility to be a university-wide resource, research tool and interactive classroom accessible to all Villanova students and faculty. read more
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