Villanova School of Business (VSB) students like Hope Hruska ’16 (pictured above) have gotten the chance to study abroad as early as second semester freshmen year through the Global Citizens Program. This 16-week overseas study experience combines academic coursework with a practical international internship in either London or Hong Kong – a unique, life-altering academic experience for first-year business students.
Villanova University’s virtual reality CAVE facility, which uses immersive video for telepresence applications, as well as computer-generated graphics for 3D visualization, officially opens on October 2. The CAVE (CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment), housed in Falvey Memorial Library, was funded by a $1.67 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Its central campus location will allow the facility to be a university-wide resource, research tool and interactive classroom accessible to all Villanova students and faculty. read more
Villanova University’s Department of Computing Sciences in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been chosen as one of a select group of university computer science departments to participate in a Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative aimed at increasing the percentage of undergraduate majors that are female or are students of color. read more
A $10 million gift from alumnus Terence (Terry) O’Toole ’80, and his wife, Paula (Polly), in 2013 established a program to provide a four-year Villanova University education for students from the Archdiocese of Newark. After naming the inaugural O’Toole Family Presidential Scholars in Sept. 2013, Villanova has now announced its second cohort of O’Toole Scholars. read more
Villanova University College of Engineering students have been chosen as members of one of three teams that will represent the United States in the highly selective and inaugural Maritime RobotX Challenge. The competition will be held October 20-26, in Marina Bay, Singapore. Sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation, RobotX was created as a pinnacle science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event to promote interest among Pacific national partners in the science and technology of autonomous systems. read more
At a Sept. 22 press conference in Philadelphia, members of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Task Committee on Flood Safety – led by Committee Chair and Villanova University Civil Engineering Professor Robert Traver, PhD, PE, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, MSCE ’82 – will present findings and recommendations from a comprehensive report on the lessons learned from the failure of the hurricane protection system during Hurricane Katrina. read more
Villanova University was recognized among the top International Business programs in the nation in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking, placing #22. The international business program’s success in the U.S. News & World Report ranking recognizes the excellence of our faculty, staff, curriculum and student services. VSB is also known for its teaching excellence, cutting-edge research, academic rigor, state-of-the-art learning facilities and the integration of ethics and service into curricular and extracurricular experiences. read more
Faculty and alumni of Villanova University’s Master of Theatre program, housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were well-represented during the recent announcement of the 2014 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. read more
The respiratory virus sickening children across the country continues to spread, its symptoms ranging from common cold ailments to severe breathing difficulties. As the Department of Health and similar health agencies continue to monitor the situation, what can be done to stop the transmission of an illness that has no known vaccine or medications to cure it? Villanova faculty experts are available to comment on this fast-moving, dangerous illness.