Twelve Villanovans were awarded 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants as a part of The Fulbright Program, a prestigious international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. These grants will allow the Fulbright recipients to serve as international cultural ambassadors by performing research or teaching English in foreign countries. Villanova is listed among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students by the Fulbright Program.
Villanova University has received a two-year grant of $200,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to support an interdisciplinary network of scholars exploring the intersection of religion and politics. Vincent Lloyd, PhD, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be a key leader on the project. read more
Tornadoes are one of the most unpredictable weather phenomena on Earth. Each year the United States, home to more tornadoes than any other country, sustains billions of dollars of damage, death, injuries, and disruption from the violent storms. But, according to the results of a research team led by Stephen Strader, a meteorologist and assistant professor in Villanova University’s Department of Geography and the Environment, the potential for annual tornado impact magnitude and disaster could triple by the end of the 21st century. read more
Janette Herbers, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received a five-year, $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the risk and adaptation of infants who experience family homelessness and poverty in the City of Philadelphia read more
Villanova University student Julie Greenwald is among a group of five young leaders in agriculture selected by Crop Science, a division of Bayer, to represent the United States at the third Youth Ag-Summit. The summit will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from October 9-13, 2017. The five US representatives are part of a delegation of 100 from 49 countries selected to participate in a week-long think tank focused on identifying innovative, sustainable and actionable solutions to address global food security challenges. read more
The Villanova University Alumni Association (VUAA) has selected Beth Awalt ’10 as the recipient of its Young Alumni Medal. Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, will present the award to her at an alumni association event May 11 in Baltimore. A leader in the community, Awalt co-founded The Starfish Foundation, a nonprofit that provides educational support for students in Ecuador through scholarship, tutoring and leadership development. read more
William Cowen, EdD, assistant professor of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University, will be inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame on May 24, 2017. PPRA is the oldest and largest independent public relations association in the country and its Hall of Fame recognizes accomplished individuals who have brought honor to the industry and to the broader community. read more
The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova University president, announced that Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P., three-term mayor of New York City, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will address the Class of 2017 as the University’s commencement speaker. Villanova’s 174th commencement will be held Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the Villanova Stadium read more
It’s time for the first big celebration of summer, as families across the country gather together for the long weekend with beach trips and Memorial Day backyard barbecues. Faculty experts at Villanova are available to discuss predictions for Memorial Day travel and traffic, nutritious cook-out ideas, summer safety tips, and tips for preparing children for a road-trip.