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The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has announced the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2022-23, with 19 Villanova University students and alumni winning the prestigious awards. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad
James Ijames, associate professor of Theatre in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Drama. The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is given to a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life.
The digital edition of the Spring 2022 issue of Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story features Alyssa Stark, PhD, Department of Biology, who is steering fascinating research on adhesion in geckos, ants and sea urchins. Also, in this issue, an insider’s tour of The Commons and a look at Villanova University’s vast and impressive art collection.
Joey Neilsen, PhD, assistant professor of Physics, is a part of a team of astronomers that unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. The findings yield valuable clues about the workings of these massive objects believed to live at the center of most galaxies. The image was produced after years of work by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes.
Kristin Sample-Lord, PhD, an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University's College of Engineering, is the ninth Villanova faculty member to receive an National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award since 2017. The award will allow her to advance research in water security and environmental protection, while preparing future science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals.
Villanova University student Zachary Boyer has been named as a 2022 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. A junior in Villanova’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Boyer was selected from more than 1,200 institution-nominated students nationwide.