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  • Villanova Astrophysicist Awarded Two NSF Grants to Develop New Model for Celestial Study

    Villanova Astrophysicist Awarded Two NSF Grants to Develop New Model for Celestial Study

    06.07 - In a galaxy not so far away, two stars are eclipsing each other--a rare interstellar event. Known as eclipsing binaries, such stars comprise only two percent of known stars. The precise determination of their stellar properties is critical to many branches of astrophysics, from studying the life cycles of stars to determining distances throughout the universe. Andrej Prsa, PhD, associate professor, Astrophysics and Planetary Science, in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study these types of stars. read more

  • Villanova University’s Department of Education and Counseling Honors Local Teachers with “Teacher of Courage and Conscience” Award

    Villanova University’s Department of Education and Counseling  Honors Local Teachers with “Teacher of Courage and Conscience” Award

    05.31 - On Tuesday, May 3, during Teacher Appreciation Week, the Department of Education and Counseling in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognized three outstanding local teachers with its inaugural 2016 “Teacher of Courage and Conscience” Award. read more

  • Two Villanova University Students Chosen for Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes

    Two Villanova University Students Chosen for Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes

    05.12 - Two Villanova University students have been chosen to attend Fulbright U.S.-UK Summer Institutes for U.S. Undergraduates. Mackenzie Niness, a Criminology major from Chester Springs, Pa., will be attending the University of Bristol Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders. Rachel Schlegel, a Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience major from Millstone Twp, N.J., will be attending the Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute. read more

  • Villanova University’s Rev. Kail C. Ellis, OSA, PhD, Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

    Villanova University’s Rev. Kail C. Ellis, OSA, PhD, Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

    05.09 - Villanova University Special Assistant to the President and Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Rev. Kail C. Ellis, OSA, PhD, will be awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony Saturday, May 7, on Ellis Island. Sponsored by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), the Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. read more

  • Thirteen Villanovans Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

    Thirteen Villanovans Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

    05.06 - Thirteen Villanovans have been selected to receive 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants as a part of The Fulbright Program, a prestigious international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. read more

Lifehacker (AU)
The Best Way To Recover From A Break-Up, According To Science
Erica Slotter, PhD (Psychology)

The Philadelphia Tribune Online/phillytrib.com
Villanova students document plight of African Immigrants

Social Justice Documentary Class

Chesnut Hill Local Online
Hill artist: stunning brushwork, house full of awards

Mark Sullivan, PhD (Art History)

KYW-TV
Professor David Barrett Explains Possibility of a Republican Contested Convention

David Barrett, PhD (Political Science)

WCAU-TV
Professor Matt Kerbel Discusses Donald Trump's Language Toward Women

Mattew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

DCMetroTheaterArts
An interview with Villanova Theatre's 'Translations' Director Valerie Joyce: Part 1: The Irish Chekhov

Valerie Joyce, PhD (Theatre)

WTXF-TV
Good Day Philadelphia Features Villanova Student Documentary

Social Justice Documentary Class

Marion Times
'Earth Day' is opportunity to take ownership

Nathaniel Weston, PhD (Geography and the Environment)

Nature
Ecology: Change is in the air

Robert Curry, PhD (Biology)

San Fransico Chronicle
Warriors' exit won't leave Oracle Arena bereft, officials pledge

Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology)

Catholic News Service
Sanders says his invitation to Vatican wasn't political endorsement

Mary Hirschfeld, PhD (Economics and Theology)

U.S. News & World Report
Help Teachers Help Students

Jerusha Conner, PhD (Education)

Philly.com
Commentary: Greek residents put up 'Walls of Kindness' to feed needy
Theodore Arapis, PhD (Public Administration)

U.S. News & World Report
Help Teachers Help Students

Jerusha Conner, PhD (Education)

The Christian Science Monitor Online
What Ted Cruz's victory in Wisconsin really tells us

Mattew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

The Washington Post Online
What Obama gets wrong about the media echo chamber

Tom Ksiazek, PhD (Communication)

Fast Company
6 Signs That You're Management Material

Katina Sawyer, PhD (Psychology)

Poynter
Media consumption isn't as polarized as you think, new studies conclude

Tom Ksiazek, PhD (Communication)

WHYY-FM Online
Villanova astronomer on a mission to get a much closer look at red giants

Edward Guinan, PhD (Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Superior Catholic Herald
After 50 years, rumors of God's death still greatly exaggerated

Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA (Augustinian Institute)

The Baltimore Sun Online
Baltimore school police officers charged with assault, misconduct in incident on video

Kelly Welch, PhD (Criminology)

Associated Press
Whether or not his steaks for sale, Trump's brand thrives
Mattew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

Science
Mid-Cretaceous amber fossils illuminate the past diversity of tropical lizards

Aaron Bauer, PhD (Biology)

Nature
Organic synthesis in the Smith Group: a personal selection of a dozen lessons learned at the University of Pennsylvania

Kevin P.C. Minbiole, PhD (Chemistry)

WPHL-TV
Villanova's Dr. Matt Kerbel Recaps Super Tuesday Results

Mattew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

WHYY-FM
Taking the Temperature of 2016: Super Tuesday Election Results & What they Mean

Mattew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

WTFX-TV
Villanova Theology Professor Kevin Hughes Discusses Altoona Diocese Sex Abuse

Kevin Hughes, PhD (Theology)

WPVI-TV
Super Tuesday Discussion Features Villanova's Dr. Matt Kerbel

Mattew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Villanova filmmaker focuses on unsung successes of area African Americans

Hezekiah Lewis, MFA (Communication)

Laboratory Equipment Online
Q&A: Kevin Minbiole and Superbug-killing Disinfectants

Kevin P.C. Minibiole, PhD (Chemistry)

U.S. News & World Report
Researcher's Own Cancer Prompted a Personal Quest

Todd Jackman, PhD (Biology)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Worldview: As 'honor killings' go on, Afghan couple's story resonates

Catherine Warrick, PhD (Political Science)

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Apple bites back.

William Fleischman (Computer Science)

WCAU-TV
Donald Trump Spars with Pope Francis Over Immigration

Kevin Hughes, PhD (Theology)

WFTX-TV
Trump Has New Critic in Pope Francis

Kevin Hughes, PhD (Theology)

WTFX-TV
Trump at War of Words with Pope Francis
Kevin Hughes, PhD (Theology)

Philadelphia Inquirer Online
Experts: On Trump and Zika, pope said what church teaches
Kevin Hughes, PhD (Theology)

WTXF-TV
Good Day Philadelphia Weekend

David Barrett, PhD (Political Science)

Newsworks
SRC plan to privatize 3 Philly schools a gross overreach, inconsistent

Jerusha Conner, PhD (Education and Counseling)

Phys
Chemistry team is developing superbug-killing disinfectants

Kevin P.C. Minbiole, PhD (Chemistry)

ARCHITECT Online
The Rams' Inglewood Stadium Could Be a Game Changer in Planning

Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology)

QMed Medical Device Link
How Cryopreserving Organs Is Closer to Reality

Marc Gallicchio, PhD (History)

CelebCafe.org
How The Iowa Caucus Works, In 2 Minutes (Starring Legos)

Mattew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

RT.com
Do billionaire NFL owners deserve subsidies from taxpayers?

Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology)

WPVI-TV Online
Rick Williams in Iowa: How the caucus works

Mattew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

Fast Company
How to Handle Heated Political Discussions in the Office

Katina Sawyer, PhD (Psychology)

Philly.com
Jane Austen's Pride & Presidents

Colleen A. Sheehan, PhD (Political Science)

New Scientist
Record-breaking double star may be cannibalising itself

Edward Guinan, PhD (Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Oklahoman Online
Q&A: Finding hope in religious conflict around the world

Daniel Mark, PhD (Politcal Science)

Deseret News
Finding hope in religious conflict around the world

Daniel Mark, PhD (Politial Science)

TheBlaze, The Blog
'We Have People on the Supreme Court That Either Don't Understand or Don't Care About the Constitution,' Leading James Madison Expert Says

Colleen A. Sheehan, PhD (Political Science)

The Boston Globe
How much activity is too much activity?

Jerusha Conner, PhD (Education)

San Diego Union-Tribune Online
Inglewood headed toward NFL fleecing?

Rick Eckstein, PhD (Sociology)

The Huffington Post
Catholic Teaching Says Support Labor Unions. Catholic Colleges Are Fighting Them.

Gerald Beyer, PhD (Theology and Religious Studies)

WHYY-FM
Obama's final State of the Union address

Matthew Kerbel, PhD (Political Science)

Nature.com
Death throes of giant star puzzle researchers

Edward Guinan, PhD (Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Forbes Online
Sun Still Capable Of Monstrous Super-Flares, Say Astronomers

Edward Guinan, PhD (Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Human Resource Executive
A New Approach to Diversity

Katina Sawer, PhD (Psychology)

The Philadelphia Tribune
Media program turns students into cinematic storytellers

Hezekiah Lewis, MFA (Communications)

WTXF-TV
Xploration Outer Space
Scott Engle, PhD (Astrophysics)

 

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