On June 18, Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment – marking the first encyclical ever devoted entirely to the environment. This call to action emphasized the importance of committing ourselves as a society, by our policies and actions, to lessoning the impact of climate change. At Villanova, the commitment to environmental sustainability is integrated into all areas of campus, including institutional policy and practice, academic programs and curricula, scholarly research and service to the community. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced the appointment of Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), effective immediately. An internationally-recognized expert in modern Russian history and culture, Lindenmeyr is a distinguished teacher-scholar with impressive achievements in teaching, scholarship and administration. She most recently served as Interim Dean of the College, a position she held since June 2014. read more
Villanova's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community where students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.