The Wolf Administration has announced grant funding for three projects in Delaware County to study, manage and reduce stormwater runoff. Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Resources Council, Inc., Newtown Township, and Villanova University will receive a collective total of $332,328 in grant funding to focus on innovative techniques and initiatives to address stormwater.
Villanova University will honor the memory and celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week-long slate of programs and service opportunities commemorating the civil rights pioneer’s vision of peace and social justice. The annual event also marks the 90th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth. read more
Negotiations are a part of our everyday lives—much more often than we probably realize. We negotiate over the sale price of a new car, with vendors for upcoming weddings or when threatening to switch service providers over a price increase. In the workplace, we ask for raises after annual reviews and negotiate business deals to surpass yearly sales goals. read more
Villanova University has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. George W. Coleman, retired vice chairman of Global Equities, Credit Suisse Group AG; the Rev. Anthony B. Pizzo, OSA, prior provincial of the Augustinian Province of the Midwest, Canada and Peru; Anne K. Roby, PhD, senior vice president of Linde plc; and David S. Wilkes, MD, dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, joined the 35-member Board effective Jan. 1. read more
Villanova University and Greg Dodge of Zavino Hospitality Group (ZHG) have teamed up for a sophisticated-yet-casual restaurant and grill that will debut this August on the University’s Radnor Township campus. The restaurant will be located at the corner of Lancaster and Ithan Avenues within The Commons, a group of new residence halls that are part of a nearly $300 million transformation of the institution’s former surface parking lots. The University’s new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, slated to open in early 2020, will be located adjacent to the new eatery. The Villanova-owned restaurant will serve elevated American classics to both the University community and area residents. read more
Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard’s Star, making it the second nearest star system to the Earth. Although likely cold (-170 degrees centigrade), it could still have the potential to harbor primitive life if it has a large, hot iron/nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity. That was a conclusion announced by Villanova University Astrophysicists Edward Guinan and Scott Engle at a January 10 press conference held at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomy Society (AAS) in Seattle, WA. read more
Gamification uses game-related elements—such as badges, levels and leaderboards—to facilitate learning, and it has gained prominent application in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. A number of studies exist to understand the effectiveness of gamification in the classroom, but little research has been done to understand what combination of game elements can effectively engage and motivate students. That is what Lillian (Boots) Cassel, PhD, professor and chair in Villanova University’s Department of Computing Sciences, seeks to understand as part of a collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation. read more
Human trafficking and sexual exploitation are forms of gender-based violence that affect millions of women and girls worldwide each year. Villanova Law’s Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) works to fight this international problem by educating and providing technical assistance to policy makers, law enforcement officials and others who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania, as well as throughout the United States and beyond. read more