In the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that has affected hundreds of millions of people around the world, Villanovans are on the frontlines, making a difference in the fight against this global pandemic. Fulfilling our University’s Augustinian Catholic mission of nurturing concern for the common good, Villanovans are working tirelessly to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all those who have been impacted. From our nurses and engineers to our economists and psychologists, to the faculty teaching our students, members of the Villanova community are doing extraordinary things in these extraordinary times.


Ask an economist: Why did home sales go up in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic?
KYW (David Fiorenza, Economics)


Model Finds Midwest and Southern States at Risk for COVID-19 Surges as They Reopen
Healthline (Ruth McDermott-Levy, Nursing)


FEMA Chief Says Coronavirus Funds Put Agency in 'Really Great Place' for Hurricane Season
Newsweek (Ruth McDermott-Levy, Nursing)


Training to return to church in a COVID-19 environment
Church Executive (Matthew F. Manion, Church Management)


Public youth sports concerned about lasting COVID-19 effect
Associated Press (Rick Eckstein, Sociology)


The rush to reopen churches goes beyond politics
CNN (Charles Zech, Church Management)


COVID-19 Can Invade Nearly Every Major Organ System In The Body According to Research
Yahoo News (Theresa Capriotti, Nursing)


Villanova professor says books offer escape, connection during COVID-19 pandemic
KYW (Jody Ross, English)


Can recreational marijuana help broke states recover from COVID-19?
KYW (David Fiorenza, Economics)


Eugenics and the White Moderate: Reflections on the COVID Crisis from Reconstruction
Society for U.S. Intellectual History (William Horne, Humanities)


McKinsey, Accenture And Everyone Is Right About Digital Life After COVID-19. But We’re Not Ready.
Forbes (Steve Andriole, Business Technology)


Future of women’s sports uncertain after the coronavirus halted momentum 
San Francisco Chronicle (Andrew Brandt, Sports Law)


Ask an economist: Is the worst of the COVID-19 fallout behind us?
KYW (David Fiorenza, Economics)


What’s the Secret for Parishes to Thrive Under Pandemic’s Financial Pressures?
The Daily Register (Charles Zech, Church Management)


Rubio and Klobuchar ask CDC to investigate reports of strokes in younger coronavirus patients
The Independent (Theresa Capriotti, Nursing)


We have to go back into the world again. Here are solutions for how to deal with that
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Linda Copel, Nursing)


Coronavirus could leave Arlington residents on the hook for Rangers’ Globe Life Field 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Rick Eckstein, Sociology)


Balancing Local Budgets In Times of Crisis
PA Times (Theo Arapis, Public Administration)


To Survive the Pandemic, Entrepreneurs Might Try Learning From Nature
Wall Street Journal (Alyssa Stark, Biology)


Sports after coronavirus
San Francisco Chronicle (Andrew Brandt, Sports Law)


Theologians concerned over bishops' plans for 10-person pandemic Masses
National Catholic Reporter (Timothy Brunk, Theology)


States with the Most Vulnerable Populations to Coronavirus
Wallet Hub (Ruth McDermott-Levy, Nursing)


About three-quarters of U.S. Catholic parishes applied for government paycheck protection
The Washington Post
(Charles Zach, Church Management)


Wolf faces 4 p.m. deadline to comply with subpoena for business waiver records. Here are his options.
Spotlight PA (Michael Moreland, Constitutional Law)


The numbers say paychecks got bigger since the start of COVID-19, but that's not good news
KYW (David Fiorenza, Economics)


NFL provides ticket-refund assurances amid coronavirus concerns, but teams vary on flexibility for season packages
USA Today (Andrew Brandt, Sports Law)


U.S. citizens locked out of stimulus payments turn to federal courts
Politico (Leslie Book, Income Tax Law & Poverty)


U.S. citizen children with undocumented parents unfairly denied coronavirus relief, federal lawsuit asserts 
The Washington Post (Leslie Book, Income Tax Law & Poverty)


How Can A Small Business Stay Afloat During COVID-19? Lessons From A Microbrewery And “Tiger King” 
Forbes (Charles Taylor, Marketing)


The church after coronavirus: Crisis exposes what is essential 
National Catholic Reporter (Massimo Faggioli, Theology)


Possible meat shortage may result in "panic purchasing"
NBC 10 (Kathleen Iacocca, Business)


The Vatican and the post-pandemic world order
La Croix International (Massimo Faggioli, Theology)


How to Limit Credit Card Usage During a Pandemic
Finder UK (Beth Vallen, Marketing & Business Law)


How coronavirus will change the US, from where we live to the way we connect
Christian Science Monitor (Mark Lawrence Schrad, Political Science)


Customizing Boundaries When Your Entire Team Suddenly Works From Home
Forbes (Joyce Russell, Business)


How Covid-19 Is Changing Big-Time Astronomy
Forbes (Ed Guinan, Astronomy)


As states release reopening plans, churches prepare for the future with caution
Deseret News (Michael Moreland, Law & Religion)


Ask an economist: Could states go bankrupt because of COVID-19?
KYW (David Fiorenza, Business)


House Appoints Commission to Oversee Pandemic Spending
Courthouse News Service (Marc Gallichio, History)


Deliberating on the Frontlines of a Crisis
PA Times (Richard M. Jacobs, Public Administration)


Potential Game Changers In Blockchain And The Battle Against Covid
Move Your Money (Hasshi Sudler, Engineering)


Expert offers advice on improving work from home set-up during stay-at-home order
6 ABC (Joyce Russell, Business)


Replacing workers has many costs 
The Conversation (Cheryl Carleton, Economics)


PA's hospitals, universities, and companies fight COVID-19
Keystone Edge (C. Nataraj, Engineering)


Contracts All Have Act of God Clauses
KCBS Radio (Michael Risch, Law)


S.F. attorney sues over California’s coronavirus ban on religious gatherings 
San Francisco Chronicle 
(Michael Moreland, Law & Religion)


Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses
Crux Now (Michael Moreland, Law & Religion)


Ask an economist: should everyone get $2,000 a month until the coronavirus pandemic is over?
KYW (David Fiorenza, Business)


How Walkouts at Amazon Mirror Retail Strikes Through History
Adweek (Sally Scholz, Philosophy)


Missing touch in your life? So are we. Here’s what to do about it.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Linda Copel, Nursing)


NYC Provides, Mayor Says, Eyeing Next Federal Bailout
Courthouse News Service (Michael Curran, Economics)


COVID-19 challenges deaf, hard of hearing college students 
Houston Chronicle (Heidi Rose, Communications)


Justice Department speaks out on church closures, condemns religious freedom violations in new statement
Deseret News (Michael Moreland, Law & Religion)


With collection plates drying up, parishes race to SBA loans to avert layoffs National Catholic Reporter (Matthew Manion, Church Management)


Virus Payments Pose Test For IRS Free File Private Partners
Law 360 (Christine Speidel, Law & Taxation)


Social distancing isn't a personal choice. It's an ethical duty
Vox (Sarah-Vaughan Brakman, Philosophy)


Blaming China for coronavirus isn’t just dangerous. It misses the point
The Guardian (Andrew Liu, History)


Americans Most Likely to Be Infected: the Faithful, Jailed or Old
Bloomberg (Michael Moreland, Law & Religion)


For Those Of Us Working From Home: It’s Time For The New Normal
Forbes (Joyce E. A. Russell, Career & Business)


J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine Web Series: Taking CSR To A New Level
Forbes (Charles Taylor, Marketing)


CHOP spinoff, Villanova professor share the same goal: Produce a low-cost ventilator
The Philadelphia Business Journal (C. Nataraj, Engineering)


Ask an economist: After historic job losses due to coronavirus, how much longer can we keep this up?
KYW (David Fiorenza, Business)


Pioneering Fed Keeps Market Simmering as Ravages of Virus Take Toll
Courthouse News Service
(Matthew Kerbel, Political Science)


Experts Sound Off on Sanders Keeping One Toe in 2020 Race
Courthouse News Service (Michael Pagano, Finance)


The limits of a pontificate (Part I)
La Croix International (Massimo Faggioli, Theology)


What Are the Legal Ramifications for Churches That Ignore Social Distancing Orders?
FindLaw (Michael Moreland, Law & Religion)


Brands should keep advertising in the age of a pandemic
Business Live (Mark Lawrence Schrad, Political Science)


How Safe Is It To Eat Takeout?
NPR (Elizabeth Mills, Nursing)


Stimulus Checks Cost $290 Billion. A Fraction of That Could Have Changed Response to Coronavirus Outbreak, Experts Say
Newsweek (Ruth McDermott-Levy, Nursing)


Coronavirus pandemic pushes U.S. and China closer to cold war
LA Times (Deborah Seligsohn, Political Science)


Trump’s Break With China Has Deadly Consequences 
The Atlantic (Deborah Seligsohn, Political Science)


COVID-19 has changed our social rituals, like handshakes and Zoom happy hours. Could some of these changes be permanent?
KYW (Heidi Rose, Communications)


What you can do if you’re laid off or furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Linda Carman Copel, Nursing)


As America Grapples With Coronavirus Outbreak, Officials Must Prepare for Hurricanes, Tornadoes
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Ruth McDermott-Levy, Nursing)


Technology Vs. Virus! How Blockchain Can Help Fight COVID-19 Pandemic
Crypto News Z (Hasshi Sudler, Engineering)


Domestic violence victims need crucial support during the coronavirus
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Linda Carman Copel, Nursing)


Moral Guidance on Prioritizing Care During a Pandemic
Public Discourse (Daniel Mark, Political Science)


It’s Time For An Internet-For-All Public Utility (Before Corona Crashes It)
Forbes (Steve Andriole, Business Technology)


Pope Francis, an unusual Urbi et Orbi and liturgy in the time of pandemic
La Croix International (Massimo Faggioli, Theology)


So, Now You’re In Video Meetings: The Do’s And Don’ts 
Forbes (Joyce E. A. Russell, Management)


Iran uses teleconsultation via WhatsApp to screen, triage for COVID-19
MD Alert (Ruth McDermott-Levy, Nursing)


Social distancing will impact air quality in Philly, experts say
6 ABC (Kabinda Shakya, Environmental Science)


Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.
Politco (Mark Lawrence Schrad, Political Science)


How Philly Catholics will celebrate Easter now that archdiocese has canceled in-person Masses
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Sean McElwee, Campus Ministry)


How to reset your routine, keep your energy up, and stay motivated while social distancing
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Heather Coletti, Philosophy)


We asked an economist about the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus and what his biggest concerns are right now
KYW (David Fiorenza, Economics)


Dear Students
Activist History (Rebecca Makas & William Horne, Augustine and Culture Seminar)


Solidarity and Social Distancing
Catholic Moral Theology (Gerald J Beyer, Theology)


A Timely Model For New Home Buying: Taking The Giant Mark-Ups Out Of Upgrades In A Post- Corona Virus World
Forbes (Op-Ed: Charles Taylor, Marketing)


8 Ways to Support the Local Economy During the Coronavirus Shutdown 
Philadelphia Magazine (David Fiorenza, Economics) 


Yes, the government can force churches to close. Here’s why 
Deseret News (Michael Moreland, Law, Religion & Public Policy)


How to Help Loved Ones Who Have Regular Doctor's Visits During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Parade (Melissa O'Connor, Nursing)


Does soap expire? Yes, but it's likely still effective
Insider (Kevin Minbiole, Chemistry)


Coping with the coronavirus in sports-crazed Philadelphia: Fans turn to humor, hope, and replays of Eagles’ Super Bowl win
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Taunya Tinsley, Counseling)


Five things church leaders should do about coronavirus
Catholic Philly (Matthew Manion, Church Management)


Coronavirus, social distancing and the company of the faith
National Catholic Reporter (Massimo Faggioli, Theology)


Nursing homes have unique challenge in limiting exposure to coronavirus
KYW (Melissa O'Connor, Nursing)


Coronavirus makes homeless people vulnerable like never before
San Francisco Chronicle (Stephanie Sena, Peace & Justice)


Here’s How You Can Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus, According to Experts
Good Housekeeping (Jie Xu, Communications)