On June 18, Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment – marking the first encyclical ever devoted entirely to the environment. This call to action emphasized the importance of committing ourselves as a society, by our policies and actions, to lessoning the impact of climate change. At Villanova, the commitment to environmental sustainability is integrated into all areas of campus, including institutional policy and practice, academic programs and curricula, scholarly research and service to the community.
James Ijames, MFA, assistant professor of Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University, has been awarded a $75,000 Pew Center for Arts and Heritage Fellowship. read more
Villanova University Chemistry Professor Kevin Minbiole and a team of Villanova undergraduate students have developed new disinfectant compounds, based on similar chemical components of Lysol, but delivering at least 10 times stronger disinfectant power. Unlike Lysol, the compounds are equally effective against MRSA. read more
Recent Villanova University graduate Meadow Hackett ’15 VSB will represent the United States of America at the 2015 One Young World Summit (OYW) in recognition of her leadership and concern for global issues including climate change. read more
Villanova University has named Nobel Prize-winning Biochemist Brian Kobilka, MD, holder of the Helene Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology at Stanford University, as the recipient of its 2015 Mendel Medal, in recognition of his groundbreaking work on G-protein-coupled receptors in the human body, the structures through which cells sense and respond to chemical signals in the human body. The Mendel Medal, established in 1928 by the Board of Trustees of Villanova University, honors outstanding pioneering scientists who have demonstrated, by their lives and their standing before the world as scientists, that there is no intrinsic conflict between science and religion. read more
Villanova University today announced that Vince Nicastro has accepted a new position at the University as Associate Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at the Villanova University School of Law. Nicastro will continue in his role as Athletics Director until a successor is appointed. The University is immediately beginning a national search for a new Director of Athletics, and has retained a search firm and formed a search committee. read more
Villanova University has announced the launch of a new master’s degree program in Environmental Science. Housed within the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the program will welcome its first students in the fall of 2016. read more
Villanova University has received a $1 million commitment from alumni Diane T. and Howard M. Long—NFL Hall of Famer and Fox Sports analyst—as part of the University’s $600 million Comprehensive Capital Campaign, “For the Greater Great®: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” In recognition of their gift, the University will name a new weight room in Villanova Stadium “The Howie Long Strength Training Center.” read more
Temperatures are soaring and the sun’s rays are getting stronger – summer is officially upon us. Staying healthy and hydrated in the summer months can prove challenging, but remains of utmost importance. Michelle Kelly, an assistant professor in Villanova’s College of Nursing, can provide tips and tricks to beating the heat and staying healthy in the summer sun.