CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS

University Lectures and Events

  • Careers in International Development Day, November 16, 2015,  Sponsored by the CRS University Partnership; College of Nursing Center for Global and Public Health; The Career Center; VSB Center for Global Leadership, Villanova School of Business; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering; Office for Mission and Ministry; Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education. (250 persons attended including SEPCHE schools) Event Program

Faculty Development

  • Faculty/Administration Workshop Fall 2015: Villanova's Collaboration with CRS in Madagascar
    The purpose of the workshop was to inform attendees of the progress of the initiatives thus far and discuss how the relationship will demonstrate not only our ability to collaborate and integrate knowledge across disciplines and colleges, but how working in partnership with CRS-MG, can harness the power of the university to contribute toward improving the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. We will work to create interdisciplinary projects and activities of mutual interest and collaboration on CRS’s existing and ongoing programs in Madagascar, which are carried out through its project team, CRS Madagascar.  Such activities will further the instructional and research objectives for students and their colleges. 

Curriculum Faculty Learning Commons (FLC) Sessions

  • Fall 2015
    • Climate Change, the World’s Vulnerable, and the Demands of Justice (2 classes participated)
      • Session 1 - The Road to Paris and Beyond - A Primer on Climate Change Policy, Action, and Ethics
      • Session 2 - Climate Change in the World’s Most Vulnerable Places - Innovations in Adaptation
  • Spring 2016
    • Fair and Ethical Trade: Examining Impact and Reimagining a Just Economy ( classes participated)
      • Session I - Fair Trade and Ethical Trade: State of the Movement
      • Session II - ICT4D - Fair Trade Impact: Coffee as a Case Study

CRS Ambassador Events and Internships

  • Benjamin Bogardus '16 (GS Sustainable Engineering), Sean Carney '17, (Mechanical Engineering), Morgan Gruenewald 16, (Political Science and Economics), Stephanie Krakower '18, (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Tara Malanga '16, (Biology and French),  Kerby Souffrant '16, (Mechanical Engineering) - CRS Internship in Madagascar, Summer, 2015
  • Sajid Hossain '16 (Electrical Engineering), CRS Northeast/Regional Office, Fall 2015

CRS Employment

Jerica Youngken, '08 - CRS Program Analyst International Trade and Development

Collaborative Agreement with Villanova University and CRS Madagascar

On October 27, 2015 Villanova University and Catholic Relief Services signed a collaborative agreement on activities related to CRS' programming in Madagascar that includes: improving the health and nutrition of pregnant women and children, increasing and diversifying household incomes, alleviating the impact of natural disasters, and accessing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.