Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, was featured on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 23, as part of the program's national coverage of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Father Donohue was part of a segment about “Why Pope Francis is the Rock Star Pontiff.” Several Villanova students were also interviewed for the piece. Click on the "Read More" link below to view the segments.
C. Nataraj, PhD, professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Moritz Sr. Endowed Chair in Engineered Systems, has launched the College of Engineering’s newest research center: the Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems (VCADS). VCADS will focus on the development of new tools and techniques for analytics of dynamic systems with applications in engineering, medicine and finance. read more
Through a unique internship program with the Vatican, Villanova University students are contributing to the Vatican’s communication, social media and multi-media technology efforts. With the eyes of the national and international media world focused on Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, former Villanova Vatican interns have also been sought after sources for stories on the Vatican’s social media efforts. read more
When Pope Francis visits Philadelphia later this week and the eyes of the world are on the “City of Brotherly Love,” the mind of one Villanova student will be more than 6,000 miles away. And Pope Francis, for one, will understand. The Pope knows Vanessa Berhe’s story and supports her cause. read more
For the past four years, Villanova University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Ahmad Hoorfar, PhD, director of the Antenna Research Laboratory, has been working on wideband low-profile antennas that provide electronic warfare, jamming and communication capabilities for fiberglass ballistic and blast-resistant armor panels. Project leader Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI)—an expert in printed electronics—recently announced the panels’ completion and successful testing in providing multi-channel communications and advanced active protection for vehicles, ships and buildings. read more
Student filmmakers in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are proving that Hollywood isn’t the only place that produces high-quality films. read more
Villanova University began a partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in 2005 and, since that time, has worked collaboratively to advance global solidarity through education, research, advocacy and service. Villanova recently expanded upon its work with CRS and is currently working with the organization in Madagascar to improve conditions with respect to water, sanitation, and hygiene. read more
Two PhD students from the Villanova University College of Nursing, Brittany Stark, MSN, RN, and Michelle McKay, MSN, RN, CCRN, are among the second cohort of 46 Future of Nursing Scholars selected from schools of nursing across the country. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the names of the nurses on July 9. The two scholarships are funded by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and awarded by Villanova University. read more
Pope Francis has just completed his first trip to the United States, visiting Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. The pontiff made headlines throughout his visit for his comments on a range of topics, from immigration to climate change. The “Francis Effect” was in full swing in Philadelphia, as the city welcomed families from around the world who waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the pope. In the wake of his visit, Villanova faculty experts can speak to Pope Francis’ unique style, his manner of communicating, the impact his trip had on the U.S. economy.