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Villanova University has announced the launch of a new online program to educate and train individuals to advocate for and serve migrants and refugees. This program—Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA)—will cover migration from an interdisciplinary perspective, preparing advocates to provide support, including legal assistance, to migrants and refugees.
Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, Dean of Villanova's College of Professional Studies authored an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighting the unique motivations of and opportunities for adult students returning to school.
Villanova University College of Professional Studies (CPS) graduates celebrated the culmination of years, and in some cases many years, of commitment and hard work when they walked across the stage at Villanova’s 2019 Commencement ceremony on May 15.
Innovation and creativity have always been desirable traits, positively impacting the ability of organizations to be forward-thinking and successful. But, in the global context of the 21st century, they have now become essential, according to a number of surveys of company leaders, including Fortune 500 executives. Developing these traits is also the basis for a new online course, “Cultivating Innovation and Creative Thinking in the Workplace.”
Mike Palladino, a professor in Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) and Head, Agile Center of Excellence at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, has given dynamic presentations all over the globe on using Agile to adapt project management for the fourth industrial revolution. As an instructor, he brings the same interactive teaching methods and individual attention to his classes.