On Wednesday, Feb. 18, President Barack Obama named Villanova University alumnus Joseph P. Clancy, ’78 CLAS, the permanent Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Clancy had been heading the agency on an interim basis for the past four-and-a-half months.
Villanova University’s Moeness Amin, PhD, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of Villanova University’s Center for Advanced Communications (CAC), has been recognized internationally for his expertise and influence in the field of signal processing. In December 2014, Dr. Amin won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, which recognized his fundamental contributions to signal processing algorithms for communications, satellite navigations, and radar imaging. Most recently, Dr. Amin was invited to join the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) as one of its 2015 Fellows for his contributions to signal processing for radar and satellite navigation. read more
Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has announced a series of new leadership appointments at the University. These appointments include Kenneth G. Valosky, as Executive Vice President; Michael J. O'Neill, as Senior Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations; Neil J. Horgan, as Vice President for Finance; and, Robert H. Morro, as Vice President for Facilities Management. read more
When Villanova plays host to Providence in Men’s Basketball Tuesday, Feb. 24 at The Pavilion, it will be doing so with multiple goals in mind. While the Wildcats try to outscore the Friars on the court and claim another important BIG EAST Conference victory, Villanova will seek to put a zero up in another key statistical category – waste. Villanova Sustainability and Recycling, in partnership with the University’s Athletics department, will aim to divert 90% or more of game day waste from the trash, via recycling or composting. read more
Villanova University has announced the appointment of Millicent Gaskell as University Librarian and Director of the Falvey Memorial Library, effective May 29, 2015. This key appointment, the result of an extensive national search, will enable Villanova to build upon Falvey Memorial Library’s impressive legacy as a cornerstone of learning at the University. read more
On Thursday, Feb. 12, Villanova University’s Office of Disability Services presented former Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand with the Fr. Bill Atkinson, OSA, Humanitarian Award. LeGrand, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a game in 2010, has become a major figure in the disability community raising awareness for people of all abilities. read more
Villanova University is the nation’s top producer of Fulbright students in the Master’s Institutions category for the second year in a row, according to an announcement made by The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Fourteen Villanovans were awarded Fulbright awards for 2014-2015, maintaining the University’s record of having at least one student selected for the coveted scholarships each year since 1994. read more
Villanova University has partnered with O’Brien & Gere, a national engineering solutions company, to bring the third annual SPARK Innovation Competition to Villanova’s campus. The think tank style interdisciplinary competition is open to all students who accept the challenge of solving real world sustainability-themed problem statements in an innovative way. read more
The Chinese New Year is an important festival celebrated annually on the Chinese calendar. This year’s celebration runs from February 19 until March 5. Often marked by fireworks and family feasts within China, customs and observances of 2015′s Year of the Goat vary widely, ranging from traditional festivals to underwater dragon dances. Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is regarded as the most important celebration in China. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss Chinese history, Chinese language and intercultural communication.