- After 10 Years as Pope, Francis Continues to Reshape the Catholic Church (NPR)
- Swiss Banking Giants Combine to Quell Growing Global Bank Crisis (Washington Post)
- Inside the Billion-Dollar Effort to Clean Up the World’s Most Romantic River (Time Magazine)
- Biden Loan Forgiveness Has Narrow Path to Victory Via Standing (Bloomberg Law)
- Law Professor: IRS Should Embrace Race Data to Promote Equity (Thomson Reuters)
- Villanova University hosts Be the Match bone marrow donor drive called "Get in the Game" (6ABC)
President's Report: Scholarship and Innovation
Villanova’s exceptional faculty members are the cornerstone of our vibrant academic community. The digital edition of the 2021-2022 President’s Report celebrates the scholarly work of our faculty, with representatives from each of our six schools and colleges. We are fortunate to have many such remarkable and committed professors who call Villanova their academic home.
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Villanova University Hosts Second Annual Anti-Poverty Symposium
On Tuesday, April 18, Villanova University will host the second annual Anti-Poverty Symposium to explore the systemic issues of poverty and inequality. This year’s theme, “Unitas in Action: Fighting Poverty and Living Sustainably,” will focus on the intersections of poverty, the destruction of the environment by humans and the path toward ecological justice for all.
Villanova University Appoints Wen Mao, PhD, as the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the appointment of Wen Mao, PhD, as the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB), effective August 1.
Villanova University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for 15th Consecutive Year
Villanova University has once again been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for a 15th consecutive year, as recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and top-producing colleges and universities are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Villanova had 19 students and alumni win Fulbright awards for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Renews Partnership With Villanova School of Business to Offer Master of Science Degree in Church Management
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to announce it has renewed its unique partnership with Villanova University’s Center for Church Management (CCM) to offer an innovative two-year, online Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) degree designed to provide students with a high-level skill set in effective church management.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Hosting 2023 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will welcome a dozen featured speakers and panelists for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium, set to take place on Friday, March 31, at the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons of John F. Scarpa Hall. The theme for this year’s discussion is Sports Leagues: Challenges to Enter, Maintain and Remain, and will feature professional athletes, emerging sport league executives and sessions on collective bargaining agreements.
Villanova University Chosen to Host Prestigious 2023 Opus Prize
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Opus Foundation has selected Villanova University to host the 2023 Opus Prize, an annual faith-based humanitarian award—whose $1 million award and two $100,000 prizes make up one of the world's largest faith-based awards for social entrepreneurship.
Dr. Sunny Hallowell Releases Neonatal Intensive Care Virtual Gaming Simulation
Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN) Associate Professor Sunny Hallowell, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, a pediatric nurse practitioner and an expert in breastfeeding and neonatal ICU (NICU) nursing, has developed the Neonatal Intensive Care Virtual Simulation Game, the first of several such games she hopes to develop as a 2021 Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Scholar.
Villanova History Professor Judith Giesberg, PhD, Receives Fellowship from National Endowment for the Humanities
Villanova, PA – Judith Giesberg, PhD, Robert M. Birmingham Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received a 2022 National Endowment Public Scholars Fellowship.
Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing to Launch Accelerated PhD with Transformative $2.5 million gift from Bedford Falls Fund
Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has received another $2.5 million commitment from the Bedford Falls Fund to launch an accelerated PhD track. This latest gift from philanthropists William E. Conway, Jr., co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne, establishes the Joanne and William Conway PhD Fellows Program to support 25 students over the next five years who want to pursue the accelerated PhD in Nursing, and brings the Fund’s giving to a total of $7.5 million to the College.
Villanova University Receives $7.5 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Dean Position in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced a transformational $7.5 million gift from an anonymous donor to establish the William and Julia Moulden Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the University’s oldest and largest college. This gift will allow the College to invest in key programmatic and student-focused initiatives, while honoring the late William and Julia Moulden, a Black, Catholic couple who provided crucial support to the Augustinian founders of Villanova College in the 19th century.
Bigger Than Baseball: Villanova Professor Teaching America’s Pastime as Symbol for American Culture
After months of uncertainty and a historic stoppage of play, 14 teams took the field on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. But before the first pitch was thrown Thursday, Jennifer Joyce, PhD, associate teaching professor, Department of English, met with students from her long-running Baseball, Justice, and the American Dream course. The conversation was hardly about the dozen-plus teams getting back on the diamond.