For the past three years, teams of Villanova Mechanical Engineering students have been working with Golden West Humanitarian Foundation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to develop an effective unexploded ordnance disposal response robot with a price tag under $10,000. In January 2015, after conducting field trials, it was determined that the robotic platform is ready to undergo redesign for production. On May 11, National Geographic's highlighted this important research. Click below to read more.
“Exploring Collaborative Contestations and Diversifying Philosophies,” a joint conference of the academic journal Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy and the APA Committee on the Status of Women (APA/CSW), will take place May 28-30, 2015 at the Villanova Conference Center. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced the appointment of Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), effective immediately. An internationally-recognized expert in modern Russian history and culture, Lindenmeyr is a distinguished teacher-scholar with impressive achievements in teaching, scholarship and administration. She most recently served as Interim Dean of the College, a position she held since June 2014. read more
Kim Cahill, the Villanova School of Business (VSB) director of the Center for Global Leadership, has been selected to receive a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant and participate in the 2015 Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education in Germany from October 10 – 24, 2015. read more
Nine Villanovans from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been selected to receive 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants as a part of The Fulbright Program, a prestigious international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. Villanova, listed among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students by the Fulbright Program, has had at least one student selected for the coveted scholarships each year since 1994. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Sponsored by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), the Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service, who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of their ancestry while exemplifying the values of the American way of life, and who are dedicated to creating a better world for us all. read more
As part of the traditional four-year curriculum, students enrolled in the Villanova University College of Nursing participate in clinical experiences under faculty guidance. This spring, senior nursing students in the health promotion clinical practicum with Catholic Social Services (CSS) leveraged social media to connect CSS and mothers in underserved areas of Philadelphia. read more
Villanova University has chosen The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande as its 2015-16 One Book Villanova program selection. The Distance Between Us brings home the extreme risks and impossible choices those fleeing poverty and danger in Mexico are forced to accept – family separation, harrowing border crossings, perpetual fear of deportation – in hope of finding a better life, and reunification, in the United States. read more
Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer. For many of us, that means spending time with family, enjoying a slower pace, taking vacations and escaping the daily routine. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss a variety of summer-related topics, including summer travel and traffic, summer reading, the economic impact of the season and the importance of staying hydrated in the heat.