A student research team from a Watershed Biogeochemistry class at Villanova University has formed an exceptional collegiate-community-corporate partnership that will protect the water quality of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Watershed. Two other participants in the water conservation initiative are The Guardians of the Brandywine, a volunteer organization dedicated to protecting the Upper East Brandywine watershed, and the Downingtown, Pa.-based Victory Brewing Company, which utilizes this water during its craft beer brewing process.
Renowned radar signal processing expert Moeness Amin, PhD, Director of Villanova University’s Center for Advanced Communications, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded Germany’s prestigious Humboldt Prize, also known as the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award. read more
The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute (ICE Institute) at Villanova University has announced the winners of the annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Awards. Six students were selected to receive this honor: Abigail Buckenheimer ’16 COE, Natalie Galvez ’16 CLAS, Meghan Long ’16 CON, Lincoln Escobar ’16 VSB, Michael Bambrick ’16 CPS, and Sara Resetar ’16 VLS. Sue Metzger, Instructor of Accountancy & Information Systems in the Department of Computing Sciences, earned the faculty ICE award. read more
The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova University President, announced that George Raveling, Director of International Basketball for Nike, a Villanova alumnus and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, will address the Class of 2016 as the University’s commencement speaker. Raveling, a 1960 graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, will also receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. The University’s 173rd commencement will be held Friday, May 13, at 4 p.m., in Villanova Stadium. In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be held in The Pavilion. read more
Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced a $22.6 million total leadership gift from alumnus William B. Finneran ’63, for the advancement of its strategic plan for a renovation of the Pavilion as well as programmatic support for its men’s basketball program. This marks the largest gift ever to Villanova Athletics and propels the University forward, adding to the excitement and momentum generated from winning the 2016 National Championship. read more
The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was ranked as the #1 undergraduate business school in the nation in the 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking, released today. Over the past decade, VSB has consistently been recognized among the top business schools in the country. read more
Villanova University’s ICE Institute—promoting innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship across campus—will host its annual, campus-wide Pitch Day event Monday, April 25, providing students from across the University’s schools and colleges the opportunity to showcase their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, while getting real-world experience in building an idea from the ground up. read more
President Barack Obama called Villanova University Men's Basketball head coach Jay Wright on Wednesday, April 6, to congratulate him and the team on their victory in the NCAA Men's College Basketball National Championship. The President noted that this win was the culmination of an impressive year for the team, and was a particularly exciting championship game. He looks forward to welcoming the Wildcats to the White House to congratulate the entire team in person. read more
Record temperatures. Historic tornado outbreaks. Floods. Rampant wildfires. What is happening to our weather? Is it climate change or a natural cycle? Are there better ways to forecast, prepare for and adjust to these unusual conditions? Villanova’s geography and the environment faculty experts are available to discuss the subject.