Two Villanova University professors—Edward Kim, PhD, and Troy Shirangi, PhD—have been named recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to advance research in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and neurobiology. Since 2017, five Villanova faculty members have received NSF CAREER Awards.
Villanova University has been named an official college partner of Philadelphia Futures, becoming the organization’s 12th and newest member. Through this partnership, starting this fall with a cohort of three Philadelphia Futures students each year will receive a full scholarship to attend Villanova—including tuition, room and board, books and fees—growing to a total of 12 students enrolled at the University annually. read more
Villanova University will host the 10th annual Spotlight on Leadership program, featuring the founder of the ‘me too.’ movement and civil rights activist, Tarana Burke. The Spotlight on Leadership series, presented by the University’s Office of Student Involvement, seeks to prepare students to become ethical leaders and create positive change. The event will take place on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Villanova Room at the Connelly Center on the University’s campus. read more
Emory H. Woodard IV, PhD, has been named Dean of Graduate Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences—beginning a three-year term in June 2019. He will lead the College’s 23 graduate programs—including two PhD programs—which have a total enrollment of more than 1,300 students. read more
Villanova’s Men’s Basketball team won’t be the only students representing the University at the 2019 BIG EAST Tournament. Two Villanova undergraduate students—Fernando Delgado ’19 CLAS and Brendan Kenny ’21 VSB —will compete in the first-ever BIG EAST Startup Challenge in New York City on March 16. read more
Two Villanova students—Bridget Gile ’19 COE and Andrew Lee ’19 COE—are among the 68 students from around the world selected as part of the 2019 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. The largest fully endowed scholars program in the world, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program curates a multidisciplinary community of scholars, offers a platform for purposeful leadership development, and empowers its Scholars to effect large-scale positive impact in the world. Both Gile and Lee have been accepted to PhD programs, in civil and environmental engineering and in materials science and engineering respectively, at Stanford School of Engineering. read more
Villanova University has announced a partnership with The Posse Foundation, one of the most prestigious and comprehensive college access, success and youth leadership development programs in the United States. Through the Posse program, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, Villanova will expand its recruitment efforts in New Orleans, supporting 10 high-achieving area students per year with full-tuition scholarships to attend the University. The first cohort of Posse students will enroll at Villanova in fall 2020. read more
A Villanova University research team led by David Chuss, PhD, ’95 CLAS, professor of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has played a key role in developing a new camera for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy that measures the polarization of radiation from large clouds of interstellar gas and dust, and in doing so unveils the magnetic fields that can affect the star formation process. The camera is called the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera-plus (HAWC+), and its development was led by Darren Dowell, PhD, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. read more