Graduate Studies News

  • CLAS Graduate Alumni Medallion Recipient Is Pioneer for Women in Leadership in Manufacturing

    CLAS Graduate Alumni Medallion Recipient Is Pioneer for Women in Leadership in Manufacturing

    Sue Franz ’89 PhD, has been advocating for women in leadership in manufacturing throughout her successful career. In recognition of that, Dr. Franz was awarded the 2017 Graduate Alumni Medallion by Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. While Dr. Franz could not participate in the Alumni Medallion celebration on October 4 because of a prior speaking engagement, she was able to attend another special event this fall at her alma mater. read more

  • Igniting Change: A Scientist Learns Skepticism in School, Now He’s Using it to Treat Cancer

    Igniting Change: A Scientist Learns Skepticism in School, Now He’s Using it to Treat Cancer

    Alex Reif has served as a Senior Scientist for the past five of his eight years at GlaxoSmithKline — a career he began while obtaining his Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Villanova University in 2010. “I felt connected to the department, faculty and campus,” he says of his choice to continue his education after receiving his undergraduate degree from Villanova. read more

  • Counseling Faculty Member Earns American Psychological Foundation Early Career Award

    Counseling Faculty Member Earns American Psychological Foundation Early Career Award

    Villanova University Associate Professor Rayna D. Markin, PhD, won the 2017 American Psychological Foundation Early Career Award for Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) for her groundbreaking work on the psychological experience of pregnancy and of pregnancy loss. read more

  • Villanova Biology Professor Part of International Research Team to Complete First Global Review and Map of Every Vertebrate on Earth

    Villanova Biology Professor Part of International Research Team to Complete First Global Review and Map of Every Vertebrate on Earth

    The Office of Graduate Studies in Villanova Villanova University Professor of Biology Aaron Bauer, PhD, was part of an international team of scientists that completed the ‘atlas of life’—the first global review and map of every vertebrate on Earth. Led by researchers at the University of Oxford and Tel Aviv University, the 39 scientists produced a catalogue and atlas of the world’s reptiles. By linking this atlas with existing maps for birds, mammals and amphibians, the team have found many new areas where conservation action is vital. read more

  • Summer Fellowships Support Critical Graduate Student Research

    Summer Fellowships Support Critical Graduate Student Research

    The Office of Graduate Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is investing in some of its top graduate students, offering a $3,000 Graduate Summer Research Fellowship to each of 26 students from a variety of academic disciplines to engage in research critical to their academic journeys. read more

  • Playwright Takes Risk with Thesis, Earns Selection to Acclaimed New York Musical Festival

    Playwright Takes Risk with Thesis, Earns Selection to Acclaimed New York Musical Festival

    Some ideas come to us with a rush, only to fade into the background as more pressing concerns keep our latent successes simmering in the depths of our gray matter. Sometimes, though, we find a spark – that moment that ignites our passion and lays out a path to bring our idea to life. For Villanova alumnus Christopher Dayett ’16 MA, whose new work, Dorian Gray the Musical, won selection to New York Musical Festival July 12-14, that spark began with Villanova Professor of Theatre Michael Hollinger’s playwriting class. read more