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  • “Dante in Our World: 750 Years Later” Lecture Series Begins October 27

    “Dante in Our World: 750 Years Later” Lecture Series Begins October 27

    10.10.14 - Villanova University’s Department of Romance Languages and Literature will introduce a conference series focusing on the medieval poet Dante Alighieri, famed for "The Inferno," on the 750th anniversary of his birth. The series of lectures aims to rediscover Dante in light of the present and to examine our world through his work. “Dante in Our World. 750 Years Later” runs through March 2015. read more

  • Villanova Center for Energy and Environmental Education welcomes Dr. Richard Alley Nov. 4 and 5

    Villanova Center for Energy and Environmental Education welcomes Dr. Richard Alley Nov. 4 and 5

    10.06.14 - The Villanova Center for Energy and Environmental Education (VCE3) in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, funded from private gifts to the Dean’s Fund for Strategic Initiatives, will welcome Richard Alley, PhD on November 4 and 5, 2014. Dr. Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University and is one of several Penn State earth scientists who are contributors to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore. read more

  • Villanova University’s Virtual Reality CAVE Opens October 2

    Villanova University’s Virtual Reality CAVE Opens October 2

    09.30.14 - 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. The interdisciplinary project is under the direction of Frank Klassner, PhD, professor of Computing Sciences and director of the Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology (CEET) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. read more

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KYW-TV
Step inside virtual worlds at Villanova University's CAVE facility
Frank Klassner, PhD (Computer Science)

The Huffington Post
Suicide, unemployment increasingly linked, paper suggests
Robert DeFina, PhD (Sociology and Criminology) and Lance Hannon, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

Financial Times
Vatican to re-examine views on family as Pope presses reform
Gerald Beyer, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

WPVI-TV
Joseph Clancy's local ties 
David Barrett, PhD (Political Science)

The Washington Post
Why do negative political fundraising appeals actually work?
Gordon Coonfield, PhD (Communication)

KHTS-AM
COC, Villanova Officials Reform Statistics Education for TANGO
Michael Posner, PhD (Mathematics and Statistics)

The Christian Science Monitor
Bill Simmons suspended: brazen, profanity-laced rant forced ESPN's hand
Derek Arnold, MA (Communication)

The Washington Post
Ukraine and ISIS are not justifications of a 'clash of civilizations'
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science)

The New York Times
On the Cusp of Climate Change
Robert Currey, PhD (Biology)

Gamestop
Violent Video Games Don't Lead to Increases in Violent Crimes, Study Finds
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

Main Line News and Media
PHOTOS: 17th Century Villanova University artwork undergoes X-ray examination
Anthony Lagalante, PhD (Chemistry)

CBS Philadelphia 
Psychology Professor Explains The Bystander Effect 
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

LiveScience 
5 Viruses That Are Scarier Than Ebola 
Robert Leggiadro, MD (Biology)

IT World
Look who's innovating: Japan continues to blaze trails but with a lower profile 
A. Maria Toyoda, PhD (Political Science)

Wisconsin Public Radio 
Two-Takes on Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan 
Catherine Wilson, PhD (Public Administration)

6abc Action News
Malaysian Airlines Disaster
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science)

CBS Philly 
Villanova University Project Turns Google Glass Into 'Backup Brain' 
Thomas Way, PhD (Computing Sciences)

Variety
Madison Avenue Tries Longer Ads To Thwart Shorter Attention Spans
Thomas Ksiazek, PhD (Communication) 

Moscow Times
Russia's Propaganda War Will Backfire 
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science) 

Inside Higher Ed
Endangered Species
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science)

US News & World Report
A Guide to Tipping Apps
Thomas Way, PhD (Computing Sciences)

The Washington Post
Does high school stress have to be a bad thing?
Jerusha Conner, PhD (Education and Counseling)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Saints fans
Gerald Beyer, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

Villanova U. Professor's Research Into Familiar Songbirds Yields Surprising Results
Robert Curry, PhD (Biology)

CNN Money
Pope Francis challenges the free market
Gerald Beyer, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

McClatchy Washington Bureau
Russia is only a regional power? Don't bet on it, some say
Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD (History)

Catholic News Service
Meetings of U.S presidents and popes: long, but not ancient, tradition
Gerald Beyer, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

The New York Times
A chickadee mating zone moves north
Robert Curry, PhD (Biology)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
What chickadees can tell us about climate
Robert Curry, PhD (Biology)

The Pulse (WHYY-FM)
Villanova scientists predict oil sands' impact on peat, climate change
Kelman Wieder, PhD (Biology) and Melanie Vile, PhD (Biology)

The Tampa Tribune
Sports venue costs can scalp taxpayers
Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology)

The New Yorker
In Sochi, the Mark of a Russian Vodka Oligarch
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science)

The Christian Science Monitor
Jimmy Fallon takes over 'Tonight Show': Will viewers show patience?
Leonard Shyles, PhD (Communication)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philly a hotbed for academic study of sports
Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology)

The Christian Science Monitor
Gender pay gap: GM defends compensation package for CEO Mary Barra
Katina Sawyer, PhD (Psychology)

America Magazine
Room at the Table: Hearing all sides on the future of Catholic education
Rodger Van Allen, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Promise Zone designation brings hope in West Phila.
Craig Wheeland, PhD (Political Science)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Villanova adding robotic camera to its virtual reality technology
Frank Klassner, PhD (Computing Sciences)

US News & World Report
Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

The Christian Science Monitor
Culture wars: Holiday struggle over public spaces very much alive
Brett Wilmot, PhD (Ethics)

CNN
The C.S Lewis you never knew
Michael Tomko, PhD (Humanities)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
With JFK's death, television came of age
Leonard Shyles, PhD (Communication)

US News & World Report
Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Tripled Since 1985, Study Finds
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

Associated Press
JFK Holds Complex Place in Black History
David Barrett, PhD (Political Science)

CBS Philadelphia
Artists And Scientists Help To Restore a 17th Century Italian Painting

The Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles schools' plan for non-English speakers: Segregation or solution?
Edward Fierros, PhD (Education)

The Christian Science Monitor
$1 billion iPad giveaway at L.A. schools: Bad idea or poor execution? 
Jerusha Connor, PhD (Education)  

The Christian Science Monitor
Is California going too far to protect celebrity kids from paparazzi?
Gordon Coonfield, PhD (Communication)

NewsWorks (WHYY)
With friends and lovers in our lives, Jane Austen will always speak to us
Colleen Sheehan, PhD (English)

CBS Philly
September 22nd Marks The Autumn Equinox
Ed Guinan, PhD (Astronony and Astrophysics)

The Christian Science Monitor
Hollywood's "disappointing" summer sets box office record
Hezekiah Lewis, Asst. Professor (Film Studies)

Digital Journal
Why Philadelphia schools will close their door forever
Jerusha O. Conner, PhD (Education)

Bankrate
How to stay on top in the career game
Katina Sawyer, PhD (Psychology)

The Huffington Post
How To Focus: 4 Proven Tricks To Improve Concentration and Boost Productivity
Charles Folk, PhD (Cognitive Science)

The Christian Science Monitor
Miley Cyrus, twerking and the "sexual hasing" of American pop stars
Gordon Coonfield, PhD (Media Studies)

CBS Philly
Nova Scholar Weighs In On Trouble in Middle East
Catherine Warrick,  PhD (Political Science)  




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