A team of eight Villanova engineers arrived in Marina Bay, Singapore, during the University's fall semester. Invigorated by nerves, excitement and nearly a year’s worth of intense preparation, they competed in one of the highest-level autonomous marine system challenges ever posed to university researchers. Each team member would have to work as many as 90 hours during the week of the competition, feverishly fine-tuning the sensors, controls and software algorithms that would enable the boat to complete five complex tasks without human guidance or remote control.
After a successful trip at a regional competition in December, an Ethics Team from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is set to compete in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl for the third consecutive year. Christine Albert '15 CLAS, Eric Aldieri '17 CLAS, Rishi Chauhan '15 CLAS, Brian Myung '16 CLAS and Ronald Berna '18 CLAS, will soon travel to California to compete against 32 teams from around the country at the 2015 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. read more
Villanova University announced that its Board of Trustees has elected Paul A. Tufano, Esq., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, as its chairperson. The University also announced the election of Joseph V. Topper, Jr. (CEO and President, CrossAmerica Partners LLP) as Vice chair of the Board of Trustees, and the Rev. Joseph L. Narog, OSA (Pastor, St. Thomas of Villanova Parish), as Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Five new members were elected to Villanova’s Board of Trustees and joined the 34-member Board, effective Jan. 1. read more
Villanova University will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of programs and service opportunities beginning Monday, Jan. 19, honoring the life and work of the great civil rights leader. This year’s MLK Celebration marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic visit to Villanova, where he spoke in front of a capacity crowd at the University’s Field House on Jan. 20, 1965. read more
Villanova University has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. read more
Technical excellence, a strong liberal arts foundation, and a commitment to ethical, moral and socially responsible leadership have differentiated graduates of Villanova University College of Engineering for more than 100 years. In the past decade, with the generous support of The Kern Family Foundation, Drosdick Endowed Dean Gary A. Gabriele, PhD, has added creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking to that list of distinguishing characteristics. Early this month, the Foundation recognized the College’s achievements in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) by presenting Dean Gabriele with the 2014 Dean’s Award. Edmond Dougherty, assistant professor and director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship program, received the 2014 KEEN Outstanding Faculty Award. read more
Villanova University was recently recognized by two national organizations for its efforts in community engagement and service. The Corporation for National & Community Service recognized Villanova on its 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, while the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected the University as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. read more
Villanova University School of Law alumnus Jonathan Sgro ’13 and Villanova University alumna Kristen Valosky ’12 were among a select group of 28 graduating law students and judicial clerks nationwide chosen as 2015 Skadden Fellows. Established in 1988 by the firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the prestigious two-year fellowships support young lawyers as they begin their careers in public interest, delivering legal services to underserved populations. read more
More than 100 million people will tune in on Feb. 1 to watch football’s ultimate contest, the Super Bowl. It’s the most-watched television event of the year with many viewers more interested in the commercials than the game itself. Villanova faculty experts can comment on Super Bowl advertising, sports and society, how to eat healthy at Super Bowl parties, the construction of publicly financed sports stadiums, and the business, legal issues and policies behind the NFL.