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  • Sixth Annual Lore Kephart Lecture Series Oct. 9 Features Isabel V. Hull, PhD

    Sixth Annual Lore Kephart Lecture Series Oct. 9 Features Isabel V. Hull, PhD

    09.29.14 - Commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, Isabel V. Hull, PhD will provide insight into the significance of the war from the vantage of international law as the featured speaker at the sixth annual Lore Kephart ’86 Distinguished Historians Lecture Thursday, October 9 at 7 pm in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center at Villanova University. read more

  • National Science Foundation Awards Two Grants to Center for Statistics Education in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    National Science Foundation Awards Two Grants to Center for Statistics Education in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    09.19.14 - The National Science Foundation recently awarded two grants to the Center for Statistics Education in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The first grant, in the amount of $571,000, is entitled, “Training a New Generation of Statistics Educators,” and nicknamed TANGO Stat Ed. The second, in the amount of $235,000, is a Data Science grant. The grants will help the Center play an important role in addressing a growing national need for statistics experts. read more

  • Villanova University's Master of Theatre Program Shines in Local Awards

    Villanova University's Master of Theatre Program Shines in Local Awards

    09.11.14 - Faculty and alumni of Villanova University’s Master of Theatre program, housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were well-represented during the recent announcement of the 2014 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre have recognized Philadelphia artists for excellence and innovation since 1994 and are a nationally recognized symbol for professional theatre. The nominees were chosen from nearly 100 professional productions at 31 theatres featuring the work of more than 450 artists throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. read more

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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)  

Broadway World
Film Production Class for Teens, MyFi, to Kick Off in Media
Hezekiah Lewis, PhD (Communication)

The New York Times
Boycotting Vodka Won't Help Russia's Gays
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD (Political Science)

US News & World Report
The Right Man at the Right Time
Victor Li, PhD (Economics)

Fox News
Seabiscuit 2? World's largest horse registry forced to include cloned horses
Angela DiBenedetto, PhD (Biology)

Associated Press
Free flow of racy content a headache for parents
Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD (Communication)

The Atlantic
How Romantic Jealousy Changes Us
Erica Slotter, PhD (Psychology)

Voice of America
Is NSA Leaker Edward Snowden a Traitor?
David Barrett PhD (Political Science)

The Christian Science Monitor
Washington Post sale a sign respected brands will matter, even online
Derek Arnold, PhD (Communication)

The Dallas Morning News
Black, Hispanic communities treasure image of JFK

David Barrett, PhD (Political Science)



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