“Health risks occur across a child’s life and environment, as well as now being online,” says Dr. Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell. Her studies of taboo topics and cyber dangers have drawn national media attention. Among her future research project topics is the influence of electronic aggression on high-risk individuals who have had victimization experiences.
Villanova President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, served as a guest panelist at the 13th Annual IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum Wednesday, Dec. 10, in New York City. Father Donohue was one of two panelists on the Forum’s opening panel, entitled: “From the Office of the President.” He, along with Nathan Hatch, PhD, President of Wake Forest University, joined moderator Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal to discuss presidential oversight of athletics and a variety of issues and topics impacting intercollegiate sports. read more
Villanova University has signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nicaragua. The partnership will provide opportunities for Villanova students and professors to participate and aid in projects related to health, telemedicine, entrepreneurship, education and various other social programs. read more
Villanova University Presidential Scholar Nicholas Ader ’15 CLAS, a senior from Clarence Center, N.Y., has been named a 2015 recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, making him the second-ever Villanovan and one of less than 40 college students nationwide selected to win this prestigious honor. The award will support two years of post-graduate research in molecular biology and neurobiology towards his PhD degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. read more
The U.S.-Ireland Alliance has selected the 2016 class of George J. Mitchell Scholars, including Villanova University senior and Presidential Scholar Stephen Sechler. As a winner of this prestigious award, Sechler will be studying Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin engaged in research to develop improved auditory technology for the hearing-impaired. read more
Villanova University’s Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors will lead a December 3 campus vigil in support of the 13.6 million Syrians and Iraqis forced to flee their homelands in advance of the violent extremist group, the “Islamic State” (also known as ISIS). A candlelight ”Season of Solidarity” vigil will be held from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova Church on campus as part of the University’s partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). read more
Senior nursing student Dan McWilliams, who had volunteered in high school during clothing and food drives, began his work at Student Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP) “through the eyes of an 18 year old kid” who had seen some poverty growing up in Delaware County but nothing at the level of the poverty seen in nearby Philadelphia. 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
‘Tis the season! With the fall semester at an end, the Villanova community is closing the books and focusing on the joys of Christmas and New Year’s. Villanova faculty experts are available to speak to a variety of holiday-related topics, including the holiday retail season, New Year’s resolutions, mindful and healthy eating, holiday travel and the religious significance of the birth of Jesus Christ.