Saturday, Aug. 29 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Robert Traver – a professor of civil engineering in Villanova University’s College of Engineering – looks back on what happened in New Orleans 10 years ago, gives a firsthand account of the lessons learned, and discusses how far urban stormwater management has come since, and where it is headed in the future. Click the "read more" link below to watch a video of Dr. Traver discussing his experiences.
The Villanova University School of Law has announced the launch of The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute). Established with a $450,000 grant from the NoVo Foundation, the CSE Institute seeks to educate and provide technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania and to promote victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration. The NoVo Foundation grant provides the CSE Institute funding for operations and a full-time Director for its first three years. read more
As the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) and Pope Francis’ September visit to Philadelphia approach, the Villanova University community will engage in numerous activities, events and discussions on various topics having to do with the Pope, the Church and family. Below is an overview of these events and programs, as well as the University’s involvement in the WMOF and the Pope’s Visit. read more
Villanova University today announced that Mark Jackson has been appointed the school’s Director of Athletics. Jackson, who most recently served as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Southern California (USC), succeeds Vince Nicastro, who held the position for 15 years. (*Click the "read more" link below to view the official press release and watch video of the Press Conference) read more
Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD has been named Dean of Graduate Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Palus was appointed for a three-year term beginning in fall, 2015. She will lead the College’s 22 graduate programs, which have a total enrollment of more than 1500 students. Since June 2014 Palus has served as Interim Dean of Graduate Studies in the College. read more
Villanova University has again earned national recognition for its commitment to sustainability, earning a spot on Sierra Magazine's 2015 “Cool Schools” ranking of the greenest colleges and universities in the United States. read more
With the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) and Pope Francis’ Visit to Philadelphia quickly approaching, the Philadelphia Region is a buzz with excitement and busy preparing for these historic events. Villanova University has adjusted its class schedule on Sept. 25-26 in preparation for the large-scale events taking place in Philadelphia. In addition, the University is involved in a number of ways with September’s events. 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
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, causing severe destruction from central Florida to Texas. The costliest natural disaster to hit the country, Katrina was also one of the deadliest storms in the history of the United States. Villanova University faculty experts can discuss lessons learned from the disaster, as well as what’s been done since to make communities along the coast safer.