Nothing about the men and women arriving at the Manhattan offices of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York in February 2014 attracted the attention of passersby. Yet this pivotal meeting of more than a dozen specialists accomplished a long-anticipated professional goal of Melissa O’Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, COS-C, assistant professor in the College of Nursing. Under her direction, these experts were embarking on what may be the first study of its kind to examine the key factors that determine a patient’s readiness for discharge from skilled home care.
Villanova University has been named the 2014 Green Business of the Year by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce for its green achievements and commitment to practicing sustainability within the organization and the outside community. This distinguished accolade was presented to Villanova on June 26 during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Celebration of Business Leadership. read more
Ani Ural, PhD, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the University’s Computational Biomechanics and Solid Mechanics Laboratory, has been awarded a three-year $324,259 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of osteoporosis treatments on bone quality. read more
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Over the past decade Villanova University’s One Book Villanova Program has transported readers to destinations near and far – Afghanistan, North Carolina, Rwanda, New York City, Teheran, West Point, Seattle, Nepal, and Chicago. It has brought the Villanova community together to examine prejudices, to confront the horrors of genocide, war, human trafficking, homelessness, and to view the world through the eyes of persons with disabilities. read more
As the Director for Church Management in the Center for Church Management and Business Ethics at the Villanova School of Business (VSB), Charles Zech, PhD is an expert on Catholic Church finances in the United States. Professor Zech runs one of the only programs of basic parish management for priests and lay church managers in the country. read more
For the fifth consecutive summer, Villanova University’s College of Engineering will play host to the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Summer Engineering Institute. During this three-week program, 30 high-achieving high school sophomores and juniors from across the country will learn in interactive engineering classes, participate in hands-on engineering research projects, visit top regional companies and hear from University faculty and other industry experts. read more
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $548,273 to Dennis Wykoff, PhD, the Dennis M. Cook Gregor Mendel Chair in Genetics in the Department of Biology in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to support his research project in the College. The project investigates the extent to which the gain and loss of genes affects how an organism is able to respond to its environment. read more
It’s not every day you see a Mechanical Engineering major dancing at the Indian Oscar awards in Tampa, Florida. In April, however, Priya Shah ’16 was given a once in a lifetime opportunity to share the stage with some of the nation's best dancers as part of a celebration of Bollywood’s biggest stars. Her “dreams came true” when she learned she was one of only 18 dancers selected—from more than 5,000 applicants—to become a background dancer for the Iifa Awards production, also known as the “Indian Oscars.” read more
Kelly P. Nestor MSN, ANP-BC, clinical instructor, Villanova University College of Nursing has been chosen as one of seven recipients of the 2014 IBC Foundation Excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education and Practice Awards for exceptional innovation in teaching care of older adults, a key area of nursing education. read more
The crisis in Ukraine has the potential to become one of the greatest threats to European security and stability since the end of the Cold War. Latest developments indicate that Russia has fired artillery across the border targeting Ukrainian military. What are the issues at the root of the crisis? Why does Russian president Vladimir Putin seem determined to interfere in Ukrainian affairs? Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss these questions and more.