Featured Stories

Social Justice Feature

Our students change viewpoints, one frame at a time.

Fighting injustices through a camera’s lens.  Chronicling them in compelling social documentaries.  Award-winning Villanova student filmmakers use Augustinian values to shape their worldview and give a voice to those who need it most.  From the classroom to the cutting room, these changemakers frame the issues that matter to them — so they’ll matter to you, too.  Just another example of how first-rate academics and 160 years of Augustinian Catholic tradition inspire minds to explore, act from the heart and succeed.

Nursing Feature

Our students change futures, one child at a time.

Villanova nursing students know seeing is critical to understanding. That’s why they conduct vision screenings in elementary schools as part of public health service. What they found was eye opening: 20 percent of the students couldn’t see well enough to pass the test.  If they can’t past a vision test, they can’t pass a math test, or a reading test, or any other test.  It appeared that they couldn’t learn; but the truth is, they couldn’t see. For them, glasses bring a bright future into focus. Just another example of how first-rate academics and 160 years of Augustinian Catholic tradition inspire minds to explore, act from the heart and succeed.

Environment Feature

Our students change the environment, one order of fries at a time.

Nothing goes to waste at Villanova. Take cooking oil. After it’s been used to cook chicken and fries, it’s put to work powering campus vehicles. Our Engineering students have designed a production facility that converts waste cooking oil into biodiesel fuel. To reduce Villanova’s footprint more, they use the remaining glycerol to make soap. Thanks to green projects like this one, students take “clean living” to a new level. Just another example of how first-rate academics and 160 years of Augustinian Catholic tradition inspire minds to explore, act from the heart and succeed.

Katrina Service Feature

Our students change the world, one hour at a time.

Painting walls. Stocking food pantries. Cleaning up playgrounds.  Doing it together — as Villanovans. Each year, nearly 5,000 Villanova students, faculty, staff, alumni and families perform a day of service throughout Greater Philadelphia. The St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration honors Villanova’s patron saint and his legacy of Caritas — love.  One of many ways Villanova students put ideals into action year-round. Just another example of how first-rate academics and 160 years of Augustinian Catholic tradition inspire minds to explore, act from the heart and succeed.

Sciences Feature

Our students improve food safety, one snowflake at a time.

Think of it as better eating through chemistry. Villanova students study pollution in Arctic snowfall and lakes each year. That’s because chemicals in the water accumulate in the fish and threaten the wildlife that rely on them. Their research could identify critical dangers to the environment — and our food supply. Just another example of how first-rate academics and 160 years of Augustinian Catholic tradition inspire minds to explore, act from the heart and succeed.