Villanova School of Business (VSB) students like Hope Hruska ’16 (pictured above) have gotten the chance to study abroad as early as second semester freshmen year through the Global Citizens Program. This 16-week overseas study experience combines academic coursework with a practical international internship in either London or Hong Kong – a unique, life-altering academic experience for first-year business students.
Villanova University has again earned the top spot in the Regional University–North category in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings. This marks the 22nd consecutive year that the University has placed #1 in that category. The publication’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue will hit newsstands Sept. 23. read more
Villanova University College of Engineering students have been chosen as members of one of three teams that will represent the United States in the highly selective and inaugural Maritime RobotX Challenge. The competition will be held October 20-26, in Marina Bay, Singapore. Sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation, RobotX was created as a pinnacle science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event to promote interest among Pacific national partners in the science and technology of autonomous systems. read more
At a Sept. 22 press conference in Philadelphia, members of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Task Committee on Flood Safety – led by Committee Chair and Villanova University Civil Engineering Professor Robert Traver, PhD, PE, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, MSCE ’82 – will present findings and recommendations from a comprehensive report on the lessons learned from the failure of the hurricane protection system during Hurricane Katrina. read more
Villanova University was recognized among the top International Business programs in the nation in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking, placing #22. The international business program’s success in the U.S. News & World Report ranking recognizes the excellence of our faculty, staff, curriculum and student services. VSB is also known for its teaching excellence, cutting-edge research, academic rigor, state-of-the-art learning facilities and the integration of ethics and service into curricular and extracurricular experiences. read more
Faculty and alumni of Villanova University’s Master of Theatre program, housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were well-represented during the recent announcement of the 2014 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. read more
Building upon its year-round commitment to service, nearly 5,000 members of the Villanova University community will roll up their sleeves Sept. 27 to partner with local service organizations and neighborhood agencies throughout the Greater Philadelphia region in celebration of the University’s ninth annual St. Thomas of Villanova “Day of Service.” read more
What determines the trajectory a life takes? Does it come down to chance, circumstance, fate? Or do the choices we make, large or small, determine our destiny? Wes Moore, whose book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, was chosen as this year’s selection to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Villanova University’s One Book Villanova program, will address those questions during a Sept. 25 visit to the University’s Main Campus. read more
Villanova University has launched a new mobile app for iOS and Android users, putting Villanova in the palm of your hand. Released in August, 2014 Nova Now is the latest version of the application with a number of design, content and functional enhancements to improve the mobile experience for students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and prospective students who interact with Villanova's campus and community. read more
Domestic violence and professional sports has been at the forefront of the news since the release of a video showing Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his then fiancée, and now wife. Despite the recent increased national attention on this issue, 83 NFL players have been arrested since 2000, demonstrating that domestic violence is an ongoing problem. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss whether or not professional sports are a carbon copy of what's happening throughout society, what can be done to ensure more accountability in professional sports, and whether the violent nature of some sports increases real-world violence amongst athletes.