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For the fifth consecutive year, Villanova University has been named a Tree Campus Higher Education institution by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This national program honors colleges, universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
Villanova University has named noted climate scientists Ellen Mosley-Thompson, PhD, and Lonnie G. Thompson, PhD, of The Ohio State University, as the 50th and 51st recipients of the Mendel Medal. The Mendel Medal, given to outstanding contemporary scientists in recognition of their accomplishments, is named for 19th century Augustinian friar and scientist Gregor Mendel, best known as “the father of modern genetics.”
Villanova University professor Raka Shome, PhD, professor and Harron Family Endowed Chair in the Department of Communication, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). Given annually, the NCA Distinguished Scholar Award is the association’s highest accolade.
Dr. Virginia’s Smith TEDxVillanovaU talk is being showcased on TED.com, placing it on an international stage. Her captivating talk presents why water resource planning is fundamental for a more sustainable world, how her cutting edge research is addressing growing global flood crises, and what you can do to help shift the flood paradigm.
The digital edition of the Spring 2021 issue of Villanova Magazine is now available. The cover story highlights the ways in which Falvey Memorial Library has evolved and continues to innovate to meet the changing needs of the Villanova community and the 21st century scholar.
Villanova University faculty are regularly cited as experts in the news media on topics ranging from politics, law and business to health and science. Click more to view these faculty and their expert analysis in the media.