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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.
Caffeine is found in products we consume every day, from coffee and tea to chocolate, energy drinks and supplements to name a few. But that extra boost of caffeine to start our day or to stay more alert can have some negative impacts on our environment. Villanova student Leah Eastment has been working with associate professor of Geography and the Environment Nathaniel Weston to research how caffeine is entering our ecosystem – and what we can do about it.
Villanova University has been named as one of two recipients of the 2021 Don Clifton Strengths for Students Award. The award recognizes colleges, universities and districts that “enable students to learn what they naturally do best and apply their strengths to thrive in school and all areas of their lives.
In its first year in the competition, a team of students from Villanova, Drexel and Rutgers universities has been named a finalist in NASA's Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts — Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) program. In June, they will be among 16 teams from across the country presenting their deep space mission concepts directly to NASA and aerospace industry leaders.
Villanova University students Lily Day and Catherine Petretti have been named 2021 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Day and Petretti are juniors in Villanova’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and were selected from more than 1,200 institution-nominated students nationwide.
Villanova University faculty are regularly cited as experts in the national media on topics ranging from politics to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click more to view these faculty and their expert analysis in the media.