Villanova University’s Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneur (ICE) Institute announced the winners of its sixth annual Pitch Day competition, as well as its annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Awards winners.
The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova University president, announced that Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P., three-term mayor of New York City, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will address the Class of 2017 as the University’s commencement speaker. Bloomberg will also receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. The University’s 174th commencement will be held Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the Villanova Stadium read more
A social justice documentary, “POSI+IVE”—produced by students at Villanova University—follows Mandisa Madikane, a South African woman who is using her voice to inspire those battling against the stigmas of HIV, race, and gender. “POSI+IVE” will premiere at 7 p.m., May 5 at the Kimmel Center. The screening is free and open to the public. read more
Camden, New Jersey has been the source of a number of alarming statistics tied to poverty and violent crime. Yet, for thousands of young people, Camden has become a beacon of hope and prosperity thanks to a nonprofit organization called HopeWorks ‘N Camden. “Hope Works Here,” a social justice documentary produced by students at Villanova University, shows how this organization is changing the lives of Camden’s youth. The film premiere, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m., May 6 in the Connelly Center Cinema on the University campus. read more
Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, today announced the appointment of Teresa (Terri) M. Boyer, EdD, ’95 CLAS as the founding director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership and an associate professor of Education and Counseling, effective July 31. read more
Villanova University celebrates Earth Day all week with a series of events from Tuesday, April 18 through Sunday, April 23. read more
Recent years have seen an evolution in the way mental health care is approached and discussed. There has been a public push for more open dialogue surrounding mental health, as well as for increased affordability and accessibility to mental health treatment. Villanova College of Nursing students had the opportunity this spring semester to delve deeper in to this issue with the seminar, “Crucial Conversations: Mental Health from a Women’s Perspective,” taught by Nursing’s Amy McKeever and Sue Ellen Alderman. read more
Villanova University has selected Paul L. Danove, PhD, professor of Theology and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), as the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Research Award for his research and rhetorical analysis of biblical, especially Gospel, texts, as well as his research on the semantics of the Greek of the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible) and the New Testament. read more
April showers may bring May flowers, but severe spring storms can also have some serious negative consequences. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss the spring tornado season, controlling stormwater run-off to prevent pollution, flooding, and rain gardens.