Linda Maldonado, PhD, RN, wants to empower Latina mothers through her research. Why is the assistant professor – an expert in maternal-child health – concerned about their welfare? “We know that of all the Latina subgroups, Puerto Rican women have the poorest maternal/fetal outcomes,” she notes. She further explains that these women in particular are exposed to various stressors which include “fear of loss of work and other financial concerns due to pregnancy, concerns over neighborhood crime, and the stress of the cultural expectation that they (often singularly) care for older family members while simultaneously caring for their own family and themselves.” This is the basis for her scholarly endeavors.
More than 5,000 Villanova students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families will come together on Saturday, Sept. 24, to perform service in partnership with local organizations and neighborhood agencies in celebration of the 11th annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service. Volunteers will visit more than 150 service sites throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, and beyond. read more
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), will partner with Villanova University’s RISE (Resilient Innovation through Sustainable Engineering) Forum to develop a headend and hub energy assessment tool targeted at critical facilities managers, technology business leaders and other executives in the cable telecommunications industry. read more
Moeness Amin, PhD, director of the Center for Advanced Communications (CAC) and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2016 Achievement Medal. IET Achievement Medals are awarded to individuals who have made major and distinguished contributions in the various sectors of science, engineering and technology, covering energy, transport, manufacturing, information and communications, and the built environment. Winners are nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of IET judges. read more
Villanova University has been ranked in the top 50 of the nation’s best colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 “Best Colleges” rankings, released Sept. 13. Villanova earned a #50 ranking in the National Universities category, placing it in the top 16 percent of nationally ranked institutions on the list. Of the approximately 1,400 four-year colleges and universities nationwide listed by U.S. News & World Report, 310 are classified as National Universities. read more
Two Villanova University biologists are part of an international research team of leading scientists studying ocean warming whose sobering conclusions about the effects of the escalating phenomenon – and its potential consequences – were made public in a landmark report released at the World Conservation Congress Sept. 5 in Honolulu, Hawaii. read more
Villanova Theatre is proud to present Frank McGuinness' gripping and suspenseful adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy, Electra, directed by Rev. David Cregan, OSA, PhD, and on stage September 20-October 2, 2016. Cregan's visionary new production promises a story that is as old as time and as shocking as today's headlines. read more
Two Villanova University astronomers are part of an international team that has been studying the potential habitability of Proxima b, a newly discovered “Earth-size” planet orbiting in the liquid water habitable zone of the red dwarf star—Proxima Centauri. Proxima Centauri is the nearest star to the Sun, about 4.25 light years away. read more
The first 2016 presidential debate is finally here as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off in what is sure to be one of the most highly-anticipated and most-watched events of the 2016 election season. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss debate preparation and performance, political rhetoric, the candidates’ policies, and debate coverage in the media.