More than 100,000 people a year die from hospital-acquired infections, and a Villanova team led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Kevin P.C. Minbiole, PhD, is doing cutting-edge research to help combat infections such as these. Minbiole and his students – graduate and undergraduate – are developing disinfectant chemical compounds that have the potential to destroy infectious bacteria, even drug-resistant strains.
On Thursday, February 11, Villanova University’s Office of Disability Services will present the fourth annual Fr. Bill Atkinson, OSA, Humanitarian Award to Tom Rinaldi, a correspondent and feature reporter for ESPN. The award will commemorate the five-year anniversary of Rinaldi profiling then-Villanova Men’s and Women’s basketball managers, Frank Kineavy and Nick Gaynor, both of whom have cerebral palsy, and were featured in the documentary, “Coming off the DL.” Rinaldi’s feature aired Feb. 12, 2011 during ESPN’s College Gameday, which broadcast live from The Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University. read more
The Center for Peace and Justice Education at Villanova University will present its 2015 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award to Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, founder of the Child Soldiers Initiative—a project aimed at eradicating the use of child soldiers—and an outspoken advocate for human rights and genocide prevention initiatives. read more
In response to a changing landscape in the engineering profession, Villanova University’s College of Engineering has designed a comprehensive undergraduate engineering education that includes not only traditional technical tracks, but also professional development. Known as Career Compass, this new, required program will stimulate and develop broad-based innovative, leadership and management skills. read more
The Carnegie Foundation has elevated Villanova University’s Classification to the Doctoral Universities category from the Master’s Colleges and Universities category. This change is triggered by the number of PhDs that are awarded annually by Villanova, and indicates the University’s forward momentum as well as the strength of its academic programs and research in niche areas. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced today that John Y. Gotanda, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, will step down to become the fifth president of Hawai‘i Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawai'i, effective June 1, 2016. read more
Villanova University has announced the creation of a new Institute for Women’s Leadership with a $5 million gift from Anne Welsh McNulty ’75 (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners and former member of the Villanova Board of Trustees. This interdisciplinary institute recognizes the importance of advancing women as leaders on campus and in the world and solidifies Villanova’s commitment to cultivating leaders. read more
Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced a transformative $25 million leadership gift to its School of Law from alumnus Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 VLS, founder and executive chairman of Brinker Capital. read more
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women. Each year, a third of all deaths result from cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. There are, however, many small changes that can be made on a daily basis to eliminate heart disease risk factors and improve overall heart health. Faculty experts in Villanova’s College of Nursing are available to discuss steps people can take for better heart health and how to manage heart disease risk factors.