Villanova University has launched a new online Media Expert Center designed to make it easier for media and other key audiences to find and explore experts across a wide range of subject areas. This new platform will allow journalists the ability to quickly find experts to fit their needs as sources for news stories.
Villanova University has received a $1 million commitment from alumnus and Villanova Basketball great Kyle Lowry—a three-time NBA All-Star guard for the Toronto Raptors and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist—and his wife, Ayahna, as part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” In recognition of his gift—the largest single gift from a Villanova Basketball alumnus—the University will name the men’s basketball locker room in the Pavilion the “Kyle Lowry Men’s Basketball Locker Room.” The Pavilion is currently in the midst of a major renovation project and, when the transformation is complete, will be renamed the William B. Finneran Pavilion. read more
The Rev. Thomas R. McCarthy, OSA, ’87 CLAS, an Augustinian priest and advisor in Villanova University’s Office of First and Second Year Initiatives has been named to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Fr. McCarthy, a 1987 graduate of Villanova, will serve as the next English-language Official of the Council, which was founded by Pope Benedict to spread the Gospel through modern and innovative forms of communication. read more
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput announced the recipients of the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, the Benemerenti Medal, and the Order of St. Gregory the Great—among the highest honors the Holy Father can confer on laypeople, deacons and religious. Villanova University professors Thomas W. Smith, PhD, and Kevin L. Hughes, PhD, were among those recognized by Pope Francis to receive the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, lauded for their sustained and exceptional service to the Church and Catholic higher education. read more
The Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest recently joined hundreds of organizations nationwide to mark Media Literacy Week. With today's preponderance of fake news, false stories, misinformation and propaganda, it’s an important time to reinforce critical thinking skills and remind students and citizens not to accept information at face value. This includes historical information. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, honoring the college’s visionary dean, who passed away in September. Villanova’s College of Nursing developed into a premier nursing program during Dr. Fitzpatrick’s tenure and was recognized repeatedly by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. read more
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has donated $1.25 million to the Villanova University College of Engineering to fund a summer innovation incubator program that helps propel the next generation of engineers. The donation—with $1 million going towards endowing the program and the other $250,000 towards programmatic support— represents the largest single corporate contribution the College of Engineering has ever received. read more
At a time when gender issues in the workplace are in the forefront of the mainstream news media, Katina Sawyer, PhD, assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is studying how a key aspect of workplace diversity could transform human resource strategy. read more