Elaine Roghanian ’15 CLAS (English) knew she wanted to study abroad in France and stay for the summer. She just had to figure out how to do it. The Villanova program at the Université Catholique de Lille, now part of the Academic Travel in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (ATLAS) program, offered the perfect opportunity to live and study with French students in a pre-approved program with academic and cultural support. Thanks to a Villanova liaison at the Université, Elaine was able to stay in France until August while interning as a summer program coordinator and photographer.
Frank Klassner, PhD, associate professor of Computing Sciences and director of the Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology, is directing the new CAVE (CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment) facility on campus. Funded through a $1.67 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the CAVE allows students, faculty and visitors to engage with the world in an interactive and immersive environment. Housed in Falvey Hall, the CAVE is primarily used for educational purposes, but also serves as a visualization support tool for a variety of research projects across disciplines.