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Villanova Biology Professor Part of International Research Team to Complete First Global Review and Map of Every Vertebrate on Earth

Villanova Biology Professor Part of International Research Team to Complete First Global Review and Map of Every Vertebrate on Earth

Villanova University Professor of Biology Aaron Bauer, PhD, was part of an international team of scientists that completed the ‘atlas of life’—the first global review and map of every vertebrate on Earth. Led by researchers at the University of Oxford and Tel Aviv University, the 39 scientists produced a catalogue and atlas of the world’s reptiles. By linking this atlas with existing maps for birds, mammals and amphibians, the team have found many new areas where conservation action is vital.

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  • 2017 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award to be presented to Susan Burton, Leader in the National Criminal Justice Reform Movements

    2017 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award to be presented to Susan Burton, Leader in the National Criminal Justice Reform Movements

    The Center for Peace and Justice Education at Villanova University will present its 2017 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award to Susan Burton, a national leader in the push for reform of the criminal justice system. Drawing on her personal experiences of nearly two decades in the criminal justice system, Burton founded “A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project” (ANWOL) in 1998, dedicating her life to helping others break the cycle of incarceration. read more

  • Villanova University Astrophysicist Part of First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced from Colliding Neutron Stars

    Villanova University Astrophysicist Part of First Detection of  Gravitational Waves Produced from Colliding Neutron Stars

    Villanova University Assistant Professor of Physics Amber Stuver, PhD, is part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team that has made the first detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. The discovery was also made by the Europe-based Virgo detector and 70 other ground and space-based observatories. The results are published in the Physical Review Letters journal. read more

  • Villanova University President Among First College Presidents to Sign The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge

    Villanova University President Among First College Presidents to Sign The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge

    Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, is among the first college presidents to sign The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge—the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. By signing onto this commitment, Villanova is pledging to take action to further cultivate a workplace and environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where students, faculty and staff feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. read more

  • Villanova University Receives $5 Million Commitment from Trustee Patrick McMahon

    Villanova University Receives $5 Million Commitment from Trustee Patrick McMahon

    Villanova University has received a $5 million commitment from alumnus and University Trustee Patrick McMahon ’85, and his wife, Kristen, as part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” The McMahons’ gift, announced Oct. 12 at Hoops on the Hudson in New York City—the University’s annual event celebrating the start of the Men’s Basketball season—supports renovations to the Pavilion, which will be named Finneran Pavilion when it reopens. read more

  • Villanova Physics Professor Amber Stuver, PhD, Part of Research Team Whose Founders Won Nobel Prize in Physics

    Villanova Physics Professor Amber Stuver, PhD, Part of Research Team Whose Founders Won Nobel Prize in Physics

    Amber Stuver, PhD, an assistant professor of Physics at Villanova University, is a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team whose founders have just been announced winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. The prize was awarded to Rainer Weiss, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Barry Barish, PhD, University of California, Berkeley; and Kip Thorne, PhD, Princeton University, for their discovery of gravitational waves. Stuver has been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 1999. read more

  • 28 Villanova University Students Named Forbes Under 30 Scholars

    28 Villanova University Students Named Forbes Under 30 Scholars

    Forbes announced its second annual list of Forbes Under 30 Scholars, selecting 1,000 students from the nation’s top schools and giving them free access to the publication’s Under 30 Summit, a gathering of the world’s top young entrepreneurs and game-changers. Twenty-eight Villanova University students were selected as Forbes Under 30 Scholars and invited to attend the 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit on Oct. 2-4 at City Hall Plaza in Boston. read more

  • A Pioneer in AWD for Motorcycles and Mountain Bikes, Villanova Engineering Alumnus Steve Christini ’95 Presents Department of Public Safety with New Electric AWD Bike

    A Pioneer in AWD for Motorcycles and Mountain Bikes, Villanova Engineering Alumnus Steve Christini ’95 Presents Department of Public Safety with New Electric AWD Bike

    Villanova University College of Engineering alumnus Steve Christini ’95 is the President and CEO of Christini Technologies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based company which manufactures a range of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) bicycles and motorcycles. Christini’s dream began as an undergraduate at Villanova when, for his senior capstone design project, he created a two-wheel-drive system for a bicycle. Now, he has donated one of his new electric AWD Bikes (FAT-E 4 750W Mid) to Villanova’s Department of Public Safety. read more

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With the many allegations of harassment against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein coming to light in recent weeks, women across the country have felt more emboldened to speak up about their own workplace experiences. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss the challenges faced by women in the workplace and how society can move forward in taking steps to prevent harassment and provide better support to victims.

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