Come back to campus for engaging classes - without any quizzes!
Pick ONE Reunion University class per session. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Villanova faculty and discover what's new on campus. There is no charge for these events.
Friday, June 7th
Legacy, Philanthropy and Villanova
Stephen Grourke and Pedro Govantes
Associate Directors of Planned Giving
Medical Diagnostics and Prognostics in Pediatric Cardiology
Dr. Nataraj and his research team have been working on several collaborative projects in medical diagnostics and prognostics with research physicians at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) over the past decade. Examples of specific applications include prediction and prevention of neurological damage (called PVL) after cardiac surgery in infants and optimization of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures for children. With the aid of an exclusive data-sharing arrangement with CHOP, we have been using innovative computational techniques as well as physics-based mathematical modeling to help the medical experts identify illuminating patterns from data that is normally confusing and inconclusive to the physicians. Currently, many children are irreversibly damaged or die due to some of these severe afflictions. Our eventual goal is to provide the practicing cardiologists an automated tool in order to prevent injuries and death. The seminar will discuss specific results and outline potential applications for the general world of medicine.
Dr. C. “Nat” Nataraj, the Mrs., & Mrs. Robert F. Moritz, Sr. Endowed Chair Professor in Engineered Systems and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
A Time for Reflection
Stop by Driscoll Hall and spend a few quiet moments in the College of Nursing's intimate chapel.
Biochemical Engineering Challenges for the Biopharmaceutical Industry
For the past 10-15 years, some important new vaccines have been developed and marketed however many of the new medicines have been Antibody-based. Gene and cell therapy products are under development, and provide hope for numerous diseases for which there is currently no treatment. Dr. Kelly will discuss some of the Biochemical Engineering challenges associated with the manufacture of today’s Biopharmaceuticals, and the role that research in Villanova’s college of engineering has played and continues to play in meeting those challenges.
William J. Kelly, Ph. D.
Director, Biochemical and Bioprocessing Laboratory & Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Building God's Kingdom on Earth:
Inside Emancipation: Exploring the Personal Side of the Emancipation Proclamation
Experience the joy of discovery as you read and interpret the day-to-day diary entries of Emilie Davis, a free black woman living in Philadelphia during the Civil War, breathing new life into this long-forgotten and unique primary source.
Judith Giesberg, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
Rebecca Capobianco, Thomas Foley, and Ruby Johnson, Master of Arts in History, (exp.) May 2013
Creating the Business Plan for the Church of the 21st Century
Charles Zech, Ph. D.
Professor, Economics & Statistics and Director, Center for the Study of Church Management Villanova School of Business
Transforming Villanova's Landscape
Learn about the roadmap for the future construction, renewal, and maintenance of Villanova's campus.
Steven R. Hildebrand, P.E.
Director of Engineering & Construction Facilities Management
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cuban Missile Crisis: An Untold Story
Revisit one of the most electrifying situations in contemporary U. S. history and learn what really happened . . . or almost did!
David M. Barrett, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Political Science
Current State and Structure of US Equity Markets
Michael Pagano, Ph.D.
Professor, Finance and The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Darretta Endowed Chair in Finance
Center for Advanced Communications Research Activities in Urban Sensing
The Center for Advanced Communications is one of the lead institutions in US in the area of urban sensing and through the wall radar imaging. This area finds applications in rescue missions, law enforcements, and defense. Funded by the Army Research Lab, Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Research Lab, Australia Research Council, Defense R&D Canada, and DARPA, exceeding $12M, the Center has been able to build extensive expertise in this area which is supported by state of the radar measurement facilities established in the College of Engineering. CAC has been able to address key challenges in imaging of building interior and solve pressing problems in indoor target detection, tracking, and classification. These contributions have been captured in over 150 publications and gained more than 6000 citations. The Talk will discuss and summarize CAC research activities in urban sensing and will show how we have successfully assembled the required resources to enable world-class research to be conducted over the last ten years.
Moeness G. Amin, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Advanced Communications, & Professors, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Lessons Learned from Nursing Experiences around the World
Discussion of Villanova nursing experiences in other countries.
M. Frances Keen, DNSc, RN Associate Professor; Interim Director, Center for Global and Public Health Bette Mariani, PhD, RN Assistant Professor
Meet the Dean – Villanova School of Business
Meet VSB’s new dean and learn about plans for the school. Wine and Cheese Provided.
Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, Dean
The Helen and William O'Toole Villanova School of Business
Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow: The fascinating world of snow chemistry and biology
Snow and ice play a vital role in the environment, impacting climate, atmospheric chemistry, and pollutant cycling. This session will discuss the chemistry and biology that takes place in and on snow and ice, and how it impacts the environment around us – both locally and globally.
Amanda Grannas, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future:
Naval Sciences at Villanova University
John Barry Hall Room 213
Col. Stephen Marchioro, USMC, Commanding Officer, NROTC Unit
Saturday, June 8th
Reunion University Events
Chat with the Dean - College of Nursing
Learn about exciting new programs and initiatives in the College of Nursing. Continental breakfast provided.
M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Update with Dean Linney
Jean Ann Linney, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Continental Breakfast will be provided
College of Engineering Update with Dean Gary Gabriele
Find out what is happening now and what is coming in the future for the College.
Gary A. Gabriele, Ph.D., Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering
Clinical Scenarios in Driscoll Hall's State-of-the-Art Nursing Simulation Labs
Rose O’Driscoll ’64
Assistant Dean for Administration and Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Colleen H. Meakim, MSN, RN
Director, Learning Resource Center College of Nursing
Michelle M Kelly, PhD, CRNP Clinical Assistant Professor
Bette Mariani, PhD, RN Assistant Professor
The Future of Villanova Athletics – Pavilion
Join Director of Athletics Vince Nicastro and Villanova head coaches to discuss the state of Villanova Athletics and the collegiate landscape. Tour of Davis Center to follow.