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Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has announced a $15 million gift from the John F. Scarpa Foundation to further elevate the Charles Widger School of Law as a leader in entrepreneurship and law, in addition to strengthening entrepreneural expertise, innovative thinking and collaboration across the University. In recognition of Scarpa's lifetime giving of more than $20 million to Villanova, the Law School building will be named John F. Scarpa Hall.
Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Chengyu Li's research on “Odor-Guided Flapping Flight: Novel Fluid Dynamic Mechanisms of Insect Navigation” has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant for $500,000. Since 2017, eight Villanova faculty members have now received NSF CAREER Awards.
Professor Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Diane and Robert Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), and Laraine Winter, PhD, FCN senior research associate, are principal investigators on an R01 funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health. The five-year, $3.3 million grant funds has the potential to transform traumatic brain injury care for more than 5 million veterans and civilian families.
The digital edition of the 2019-2020 President’s Report is now available. This year’s report highlights how the University came together during the pandemic and lived our Augustinian values, while continuing to move forward in our academic pursuits.
Faculty spent the last several months hard at work, collaborating with partners across campus, to design and adapt courses to engage students in a fall semester that includes in-person, hybrid, and various online course formats. While the events of this past spring necessitated a quick shift to online delivery, all academic courses for this semester were thoughtfully developed with a specific modality in mind.
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.