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In an effort to reconnect families, a team led by Villanova professor Judith Giesberg, PhD has developed an online database created from Civil War-Era newspaper ads

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Gilman Scholar Abbey Smith ’18 Broadens Global Perspective in Peru

From designing her own research project to independently conducting interviews and sourcing information, Abbey Smith ’18 CLAS finished her spring 2017 semester with impressive credentials. More


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Villanova Computer Science Students and Faculty Mentor Philadelphia Seventh and Eighth Graders

Every spring a group of Villanova University Computer Science students and faculty climb into a Villanova University van loaded with refurbished laptop computers. The group’s destination is the Julia de Burgos Elementary School in North Philadelphia. More

Giannina Guzman

Giannina Guzman ’19 Combines Passions for Astronomy, Communication

Giannina Guzman ’19 CLAS knows the expansive educational opportunities there are in the astronomy lab. She’s spent hours digitizing archival data from the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics—data that could contribute to NASA’s Kepler and K2 collections of stars known as eclipsing binaries. More

Ryan Zalla

Ryan Zalla ’17 Excels in Economics

It’s a gratifying experience when faculty mentors and industry experts alike, affirm a student’s career aspirations. Ryan Zalla ’17 CLAS knows just that feeling. More

Imani Flowers

Global Go-Getter: Internships Help Imani Flowers ’17 CLAS Find Her Path

It was in Shanghai, China, where Imani Flowers ’17 CLAS first realized her passion for marketing. As an English major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Imani has taken advantage of every opportunity on her path to discovery—leading her to some amazing places. More

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