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  • Nine Villanovans from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

    Nine Villanovans from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

    05.13 - Nine Villanovans have been selected to receive 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants as a part of The Fulbright Program, a prestigious international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. These grants will allow the Fulbright Scholars to serve as international cultural ambassadors by performing research or teaching English in foreign countries. Villanova, listed among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students by the Fulbright Program, has had at least one student selected for the coveted scholarships each year since 1994. Last year, 14 Villanovans received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants. read more

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Excellence in Writing in the Augustine and Culture Seminar

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Excellence in Writing in the Augustine and Culture Seminar

    05.11 - The Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored excellence in writing Friday, May 1 in Picotte Hall at Dundale on the Villanova campus. ACS is a two-semester seminar which introduces all first-year Villanova students to some of the greatest texts of western culture. The title invokes St. Augustine as a model for the fearless pursuit of wisdom. read more

  • Villanova University Junior Keith Martinez Named Recipient of Prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship

    Villanova University Junior Keith Martinez Named Recipient of Prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship

    05.04 - Villanova University junior Keith Martinez ‘16 CLAS has been awarded a 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced the names of the 58 Truman Scholars selected from a field of 688 candidates attending U.S. colleges and universities. The Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to making a difference through public service. read more

  • Villanova University Social Justice Documentary Examines the Everyday Struggles of an Impoverished Family in Costa Rica

    Villanova University Social Justice Documentary Examines the Everyday Struggles of an Impoverished Family in Costa Rica

    04.27 - Set against the backdrop of an impoverished Costa Rican community, a family struggles against systemic poverty. That is the subject of “One is No One” an inspiring film written and produced by students from a social justice documentary course in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The official premiere of the film will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. read more

  • Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Awarded Fulbrights

    Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Awarded Fulbrights

    04.13 - Two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University were awarded grants from the Fulbright Association to support their research and teaching in 2015-16. Paul Steege, PhD, associate professor, History, and Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD, associate professor, Communication, will spend the spring 2016 semester fulfilling their Fulbright awards abroad. read more

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Christian Science Monitor
Why did Baltimore riots prompt 'Blue Alert' in Los Angeles?
Rory Kramer, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

U.S News & World Report
Study: Video games don't trigger aggression in adults with autism
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

Christian Science Monitor
Carson is latest to try to return professional football to Los Angeles
Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology and Criminology)

Generocity
#PhillyChanger Chats: Lauren Miltenberger of Villanova University
Lauren Miltenberger, PhD (Public Administration)

LiveScience.com
Earth Day: Facts & History
Nathaniel Weston, PhD (Geography & the Environment)

Christian Science Monitor
Are race relations in California better than rest of US?
Maurice Hall, PhD (Communication)

U.S News & World Report
Public schools are a public good
Jerusha Conner, PhD (Education and Counseling)

Huffington Post
Why reform will fail in Greece
Theodoros Arapis, PhD (Public Administration)

Philly.com
Villanova professor honored for research
Giorgi Japaridze, PhD (Computing Sciences)

The Washington Post
ALS patients press FDA for quick access to controversial biotech drug
Paul Lupinacci, PhD (Mathematics & Statistics)

Broadway World
PlayPenn sets works for annual new play development conference
James Ijames (Theatre)

Christian Science Monitor
Is Trevor Noah just what 'The Daily Show' needs?
Gordon Coonfield, PhD (Communication)

Huffington Post
PG-13 Rated movies, societal violence and the "Yes I Said It/No I Didn't" game
Patrick Markey, PhD (Psychology)

The Pulse (WHYY)
As climate warms, mangroveserve as defenders against flooding
Samantha Chapman, PhD (Biology)

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)

Reunion 2015

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