Faculty have spent months hard at work, collaborating with partners across campus, to design and adapt courses to engage students through a variety of delivery methods, including in-person, hybrid, and various online formats.
Team of Mechanical Engineers Turns to Eggs to Model Concussion and to Better Understand Sudden Impact Brain Injuries
A team of mechanical engineering researchers from Villanova University College of Engineering and Pennsylvania State University have published new research findings that shed light on what specifically happens to the brain of a patient who experiences traumatic brain injury, and provides a new perspective on the response of a membrane-bound soft object to sudden external impacts, helping to better understand flow physics of head injury.
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A team of psychologists from Villanova University has published research showing how various types of masks affect speech recognition in different levels of background noise. Two professors in Villanova’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences—Joseph Toscano, PhD, director of the Cognitive Science Program, and Cheyenne Toscano, PhD—have found that a speaker wearing a surgical mask over their mouth has virtually the same chance of being understood as a speaker without a mask.
Villanova University is listed as a top producer of 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Students as recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing U.S. colleges and universities are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Villanova had 17 students and alumni win Fulbright awards for the 2020-2021 academic year.
A team of scientists from Villanova University and Cornell University has published research findings showing not only that high humidity in combination with high heat makes it more difficult for aircraft to fly safely, but also that climate change will exacerbate the safety issue.
Villanova University College of Engineering and Aqua America Partnership Marks Five Years of Work Together on International Water Supply Initiatives
For the last five years, teams from Villanova University’s Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International Development and Aqua America, a division of Essential Utilities, have led water supply initiatives for communities in Panama, Nicaragua, Ghana and Madagascar.
Villanova University Receives $10 Million Gift from Martin G. McGuinn, Esq., ’64, ’67 to Advance Faculty Research and Support Student Veterans
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced a $10 million gift from Martin G. McGuinn, Esq., ’64 CLAS, ’67 JD—retired chairman and CEO of Mellon Financial Corporation (now BNY Mellon)—to advance faculty research and to increase support for veterans attending Villanova. In recognition of McGuinn’s lifetime giving, a building on campus in Villanova’s new residences, known as The Commons, will be named McGuinn Hall.
Taylor Hinch, a senior Political Science and Peace and Justice major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University, has been named a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow by the U.S. Department of State’s Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. Hinch, from Birmingham, Ala., is the first Villanovan to be selected for this highly competitive national fellowship.
New Book by Theology Professor Massimo Faggioli Provides First In-depth Exploration of Joe Biden’s Catholicism in the Context of American Politics
A new book by Massimo Faggioli, PhD, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, offers the first in-depth exploration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Catholicism in the context of American politics. Titled Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States and published by Bayard, Inc., the book is set for release on January 20, 2021.
Lily Bui wanted to step outside her comfort zone during her freshman year of college. After bumping into someone waking up in her dorm at 4:30 a.m. to volunteer with Back on My Feet, Lily was hooked. Back on My Feet is an organization that connects volunteers with people experiencing homelessness by literally running alongside them throughout their journey toward independence.