Thirteen Villanovans have been selected to receive 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants as a part of The Fulbright Program, a prestigious international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. These grants will allow the Fulbright recipients to serve as international cultural ambassadors by performing research or teaching English in foreign countries.
Villanova University has named Anthony S. Fauci, MD, preeminent immunologist, pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as the recipient of its 2016 Mendel Medal. The award recognizes Dr. Fauci’s significant contribution to the body of scientific knowledge in preventing, diagnosing and treating infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, influenza, malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola and the Zika virus. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the appointment of Joyce E.A. Russell, PhD, as The Helen and William O'Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB), effective August 1. A leader in business education recognized for her commitment to teaching and research, Russell currently serves as Senior Associate Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland at College Park (UMD). This key appointment is the result of a rigorous national search led by a committee of faculty, administrators, students and alumni. read more
Villanova University alumnus Daniel Farino ’04 VSB will be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Farino is one of 15 contestants from the Greater Philadelphia area to be featured on Wheel of Fortune’s “Great American Cities: Philadelphia Week,” which runs May 16-20. read more
Two Villanova University students have been chosen to attend Fulbright U.S.-UK Summer Institutes for U.S. Undergraduates. Mackenzie Niness, a Criminology major from Chester Springs, Pa., will be attending the University of Bristol Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders. Rachel Schlegel, a Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience major from Millstone Twp, N.J., will be attending the Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute. read more
Villanovans joined astronomy enthusiasts across the globe on Monday, May 9 for the opportunity to see Mercury transit the Sun. It is an astronomical event that occurs only 13 or 14 times every century. read more
Villanova University Special Assistant to the President and Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Rev. Kail C. Ellis, OSA, PhD, will be awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony Saturday, May 7, on Ellis Island. Sponsored by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), the Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. read more
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), have expanded the resource base for the cable industry’s ambitious energy management activities by becoming the newest member of Villanova University’s RISE Forum. RISE—Resilient Innovation through Sustainable Engineering—is dedicated to advancing the sustainable enterprise through the discipline of engineering and is the industry consortium of the College of Engineering’s graduate program in Sustainable Engineering. read more
Despite the recent stretch of dreary weather in many parts of the country, there are warm, sunny days ahead and plenty of free time for kids to enjoy the summer fun. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss summer safety tips, how to keep kids active and healthy over the summer, and ways to prevent the “summer slide” by retaining learning achievements made in the previous school year.