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  • Villanova University Hosts Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference April 24

    Villanova University Hosts Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference April 24

    More than 100 undergraduate students, faculty and staff from across the Mid-Atlantic are expected at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the third consecutive year, the Conference will be held at Villanova University and sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. read more

  • Villanova University Announces New Doctoral Program in Theology

    Villanova University Announces New Doctoral Program in Theology

    03.26 - Villanova University has announced the launch of a new doctoral program in Theology. Students in this rigorous, six-year program, housed within the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, will be challenged to relate faith and culture to their times. The program – which will welcome its first class of students in fall 2016 – is open to people of all faiths and spans ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary thought. read more

  • April 15 Cultural Studies Symposium Will Examine Bolivia’s Diversity Politics

    April 15 Cultural Studies Symposium Will Examine Bolivia’s Diversity Politics

    03.25 - As the world grows smaller and differing cultures collide, the need to understand the globalized world becomes greater. The Cultural Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University is responding to this need with a symposium, “Bolivia: Identity Politics in a Plurinational State” April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Dougherty Hall West Lounge. read more

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Christian Science Monitor
How California drought became ammunition in climate policy debate (+video)
John Johannes, PhD (Political Science)

Christian Science Monitor
San Francisco police texting scandal: How can police root out racism?
Gordon Coonfield, PhD (Communication)

Cayman Compass
Glimpse of apocalypse for STEM visitors
Ed Guinan, PhD (Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences)

National Catholic Reporter Online
Is exorbitant CEO pay a form of tyranny? Thomas Aquinas thinks so
Gerald Beyer, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

The New York Times
The White and Gold (No, Blue and Black!) Dress That Melted the Internet
Joseph Toscano, PhD (Psychology)

Politico
Charles Koch, Liberal Crusader?
Robert DeFina, PhD (Sociology and Criminology) and Lance Hannon, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

Christian Science Monitor
LAPD shooting reignites debate: Are police body cameras effective?
Gordon Coonfield, PhD (Communication)

KYW - AM
Local students heading to Selma over spring break to mark 50th anniversary of march
Teresa Nance, PhD (Communication)

NBC Nightly News
Putin critic Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science)

Philadelphia Inquirer
Villanova project tells early history of what would become Cheyney University
Judith Giedberg, PhD (History)

Pacific Standard
Lighter skinned blacks and Hispanics are seen as being more intelligent
Lance Hannon, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

WTIF - TV
Smart Talk: What's behind the dramatic increase in women prison inmates?
Jill McCorkel, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

NewsWorks
Working from their couches, amateur astronomers make real scientific contributions
Andrej Prsa, PhD (Astrophysics and Planetary Science)

The Huffington Post
We asked 5 public apology experts to critique A-Rod's handwritten note. They were not impressed.
Derek Arnold, MA (Communication)

WNYC - Online
Did New Jersey really lose out when the Nets left town?
Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

Associated Press
Before confession, suspect in Paz killing confided in many
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

America: The National Catholic Weekly
Finding Holiness in the Ordinary
Cary Walsh, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

Philadelphia Inquirer
Hoping for a 'historic': How Philly fits in Democrats' calculus for 2016 race
Matthew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

Philadelphia Weekly
A man for all seasons: Theater mainstay James Ijames
James Ijames, MFA (Theatre)

Christian Science Monitor
Beyond Jon Stewart: Can 'Daily Show' survive host's departure?
Leonard Shyles, PhD (Communication)

io9
The best way to recover from a break-up --According to science
Erica Slotter, PhD (Psychology)

Christian Science Monitor
Brian Williams suspended: How big a blow was dealt to network news?
Leonard Shyles, PhD (Communication)

Time
How our schools are holding black girls back
Villanova University Researchers

Politico
Putin has Asperger's? Don't flatter him.
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science)

U.S News & World Report
Standing in solidarity
Daniel Mark, PhD (Political Science)

CNN
NFL gets billions in subsidies from U.S taxpayers
Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

CNN
Man volunteers to take lashes for jailed Saudi blogger
Daniel Mark, PhD (Political Science)

WHYY-FM
Does America have a political dynastic cycle?
Matthew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

Foreign Policy
The Tea Party comes to Moscow
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science)

Tribune-Review
Castille cut independent figure as Pa. chief justice
Colleen Sheehan, PhD (Political Science)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
New documentary addresses stress, suicide among police officers
Stephen McWilliams, PhD (Communication)

Sydney Morning Herald
New Year resolutions and the 'fresh start effect'
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

The New York Times
A piece of Yale's library is brought back to life
Margaret Grubiak, PhD (Humanities)

Time
Catholic colleges tell poor kids to go elsewhere
Gerald Beyer, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

BroadwayWorld.com
James Ijames to direct Villanova Theatre's MICHAEL & EDIE in 2015
James Ijames (Theatre)

Philadelphia Inquirer
Amid tradition, change comes to Bryn Athyn
Kevin Hughes, PhD (Humanities)

Philadelphia Inquirer
Restoration of 17th-century painting at Villanova reveals mysteries 
Anthony Lagalante, PhD (Chemistry)

The New York Times
Schools' discipline for girls differs by race and hue
Lance Hannon, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

Philly.com
The things police lapel cameras can't show
Gordon Coonfield, PhD (Communication)

Philadelphia Inquirer
Villanova class is like episodes of 'CSI'
Marta Guron, PhD (Chemistry) and Amanda Norbutus, PhD (Chemistry)

KYW-TV-Online
Local History professor discusses origins of Christmas stocking
Christopher Haas, PhD (History)

Take Part
Fake or real? The best Christmas tree choice for the environment might surprise you
Samantha Chapman, PhD (Biology) and Adam Langley (Biology)

Boston Globe
In defense of Boston's Widow Bixby
Judith Giesberg, PhD (History)

Philly.com
Liberal or conservative, goal of World Meeting of Families is unity
Kevin Hughes, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

Variety
'Good Morning America', 'Today' borrow tricks from Nik Wallenda
Gordon Coonfield, PhD (Communication)

Today Show (NBC)
Put down the phone! How to break your kids free of technology on Thanksgiving
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

Associated Press
Every city with hipsters wants to be a Brooklyn
Alexander Varias, PhD (History)

GameSpot.com
Call of Duty and other action games make better learners, study finds
Villanova University Researchers

The Pulse (WHYY)
Villanova University unveils interactive CAVE classroom
Frank Klassner, PhD (Computer Science)

Forbes
Three mind-blowing things the comet lander will investigate regarding life in the universe
Ed Guinan, PhD (Astrophysics and Planetary Science)

The Washington Post
When whites are guilty of colorism
Robert DeFina, PhD (Sociology and Criminology) and Lance Hannon, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

 

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