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The only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, Villanova values a personalized experience where teachers and students are partners in learning and scholarly inquiry. From undergraduate to doctoral students, Villanovans are intellectually inspired, morally grounded, globally minded. Villanova attracts and forges world changers—people who ignite positive change everywhere life takes them. During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villanova's Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas can be seen in our work towards the common good and our support for one another.

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Villanova University Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Call to Prayer and Reflection, from University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA

Upon reflection and conversations with others, I have come to realize that we can and must do better as an institution to support our Black students, faculty, staff and alumni. There is much work to do, and difficult and uncomfortable conversations need to be had, but I firmly believe that Villanova can be an example of the change we want to see not only in our community, but also in communities around our country.

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Villanova President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Named Chair of BIG EAST Board of Directors

Villanova President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Named Chair of BIG EAST Board of Directors

The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, President of Villanova University, has been elected Chair of the BIG EAST Conference Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2020. The Board of Directors is comprised of the Presidents of the BIG EAST's member institutions. Fr. Donohue has served as BIG EAST Vice-Chair for the past two years and has been an Executive Committee member since 2016. 

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Two Villanova University Professors Receive CAREER Grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Two Villanova University Professors Receive CAREER Grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Two faculty members from Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been named recipients of the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The awards will allow Scott Dietrich, PhD, assistant professor of Physics, and Joseph Toscano, PhD, assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, to advance research in the areas of quantum electronics and language processing, respectively.

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Seventeen Villanovans Win Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for 2020-21

Seventeen Villanovans Win Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for 2020-21

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has announced the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2020-21, with 17 Villanova University students and alumni winning the prestigious awards. In addition to the 17 award recipients, 8 other Villanovans were selected as alternates and 21 earned recognition as semi-finalists.

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Villanova Media Expert Center

Villanova Faculty Share Their Expertise on the Coronavirus Pandemic

During this unprecedented time with the public looking for the latest accurate and timely information on coronavirus (COVID-19), Villanova faculty have been active in sharing their expertise on various aspects of the pandemic, including health, psychology, history and economic. Click more to view these faculty and their expert analysis in the media.

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Villanova’s Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Launches National COVID-19 Study of Health Care, First Responder and Service Workers

Villanova’s Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Launches National COVID-19 Study of Health Care, First Responder and Service Workers

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University has launched the national COVID-19 Caring About Health for All Study (CHAMPS) of health care, first responder and service workers for the health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the study is to assess the short and long-term physical, social and behavioral health of all who were involved in supporting or delivering care for COVID-19 patients.

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Villanova student-athletes are powerfully connected to a tradition of excellence—both academic and athletic. They strive and triumph as much in the classroom as they do in competition.

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