Did you know?

  • the Class of 2014 has 97% employment and graduate school placement for both Liberal Arts and Sciences 

  • CLAS has 14 Fulbright Scholarship winners for 2014-2015 

  • Each of Villanova's three Rhodes Scholars, including Jessica Wamala '13, have been from CLAS




Student Spotlight

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Chidimma Uwalaka '16 CLAS

Through her Summer Teaching Fellowship with Uncommon Charter Schools in New York City, Chidimma Uwalaka ’16 CLAS (English) came to a conclusion about her job as a teacher. She realized it wasn’t just her job to teach, but to be her students’ advocate as well. As a Fellow, Chidimma supported her mentor teacher in running the classroom, but was also on hand every morning to greet each student with a handshake or hug and to make sure every student was growing each day. Chidimma says her life’s mission is to continue to teach and affect change within the urban education system.

Faculty Focus

Irene Kan, PhD

Irene Kan, PhD, assistant professor, Psychology, has sponsored the annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run through her Cognitive Science of Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology for the past three years. The run has raised close to $35,000 for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Her research investigates the ways in which different memory systems complement and support each other. Dr. Kan examines the cognitive architecture and neural bases of human memory through behavioral, neuropsychological and electrophysiological approaches. She specializes in the effect of neural functioning on memory and language.