Villanova recently became the first university to receive the PlantPure Communities Restaurant Certificate—recognizing its efforts to offer and label vegan and oil-free options in its dining locations. Villanova Dining Services introduced a nutrition program, Villanova Eats Great (VEG), in August 2015 with a focus on health and sustainability.
Villanova University student Sherie Yang, a sophomore Biology major in the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is currently sailing with the Sea Education Association’s (SEA) SEA Semester on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Yang is one of a select group of undergraduates from diverse U.S. and international colleges and universities who will conduct research that will assist in the ongoing development of an effective conservation plan for the region. read more
Massimo Faggioli, PhD, professor of Theology in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received a 2018 Catholic Press Association award for his book Catholicism and Citizenship: Political Cultures of the Church in the Twenty-First Century (Liturgical Press, 2017). read more
Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, announced the establishment of two endowed faculty chairs – and appointed two esteemed faculty members to these newly established positions. Doris DelTosto Brogan ’81, Professor of Law has been named the Harold Reuschlein Leadership Chair. Michelle Madden Dempsey, Professor of Law has been named the first holder of the Harold Reuschlein Scholar Chair. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the appointment of Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD, as Dean of the College of Professional Studies, effective immediately. read more
Villanova University has chosen "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson as its 2018-19 One Book Villanova program selection. Stevenson’s stirring memoir chronicles his evolution from a young lawyer who founds the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of society’s marginalized – those whom have either been falsely convicted or received harsh prison sentences-- to a prominent standard bearer for equal justice. The book, which introduces the reader to several clients he has represented, is a testament to the power of promoting the value of compassion in restorative justice. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the appointment of Donna Sullivan Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, as the Connelly Endowed Dean of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, effective June 30. Her career in the nursing profession spans more than two decades and has included a blend of roles in nursing practice, academia, administration and research in the US and abroad. This key appointment is the result of a national search with participation by faculty, students, administrators and alumni. read more
Mark Jupina, PhD, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading a new collaborative effort involving faculty and students in the Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences that will provide players on the Villanova baseball team the opportunity to take virtual batting practice, whether it be in the University’s virtual reality CAVE environment, or wearing head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift or Microsoft HoloLens. read more