Anthony Lagalante, PhD, Professor of Chemistry in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a leader in developing new techniques for the cleaning and preservation of modern art. Together with Professor Richard Wolbers of the Department of Art Conservation at University of Delaware, Lagalante is enhancing best practices for creating, protecting, exhibiting and preserving modern painted surfaces – including mural art. As part of their work, Lagalante and Wolbers have been collaborating with mural arts programs and artists across the U.S., including the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program.
Villanova University has received a $2 million commitment from Villanova School of Business (VSB) Professor Robert L. Nydick, PhD, his wife, Susan, and their sons, Robert III and Gregory, as part of the University’s $600 million Comprehensive Capital Campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” read more
The Center for Peace and Justice Education at Villanova University will present its 2014 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award to Kevin Ryan, President and CEO of Covenant House, the largest privately- funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. read more
Dr. Richard Oppenlander, author of the books Comfortably Unaware and Food Choice and Sustainability, will visit Villanova University on Thursday, Nov. 13, for a lecture entitled “Food Choice and Sustainability.” Part of Villanova Dining Services’ Vegan Month, the event begins at 6 p.m. in Driscoll Hall Auditorium, located on the campus of Villanova University. read more
Kelly Welch, PhD, a faculty member in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is one of a select group of university professors chosen to speak Nov. 14 at Philadelphia Magazine’s 2014 ThinkFest event. ThinkFest is a one-day program that invites the city’s “biggest thinkers “to “share their boldest ideas and most inspiring stories.“ It is held at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia. read more
Paul Steege, Associate Professor of History in Villanova University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, shares his memories and thoughts on this historic occasion. read more
Villanova University’s annual 24-Hour Imagination Quest competition challenges student teams to identify an opportunity, develop an idea, examine its technical and business feasibility, create a top-level design, produce a business pitch, create a simple prototype and take part in a judged tradeshow – all in just 24 hours. read more
David Nawrocki, PhD, the Katherine M. and Richard J. Salisbury Jr. Endowed Professor in Finance, developed the innovative course “The Art of Value Investing,” along with John Constable, Ben Auger and Lou DePaul. This nontraditional course invites high-level value investors into the classroom to provide insight into how they manage investment portfolios and companies. read more
Villanova University will observe its 39th annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) November 15-21 with a full slate of activities that aim to educate, advocate and serve those whose lives are afflicted by this pair of poverty-induced conditions. HHAW originated at Villanova University in 1975 under the guidance of the late Father Ray Jackson, OSA, an Augustinian priest whose legacy also includes co-founding the University’s Center for Peace and Justice Education. read more
In many American households today, the Thanksgiving celebration centers on cooking and sharing a delicious meal with family and loved ones. Though turkey may or may not have been offered at the first “harvest feast” many centuries ago, it is consumed by 90% of Americans on Thanksgiving Day. Faculty experts in the Villanova School of Business and the College of Nursing are available to discuss the economics of the holiday, as well as the nutritional traps to steer clear of when digging in to one of the most anticipated meals of the year.