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Villanova University has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. George W. Coleman, the Rev. Anthony B. Pizzo, OSA, Anne K. Roby, PhD and David S. Wilkes, MD, joined the 35-member Board. Additionally, Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN—a member of Villanova’s Board of Trustees since 2010—was elected as secretary of the Board.
Villanova University and Greg Dodge of Zavino Hospitality Group have teamed up for a sophisticated-yet-casual restaurant and grill that will debut this August. The restaurant will be located at the corner of Lancaster and Ithan Avenues within The Commons, a group of new residence halls that are part of a nearly $300 million transformation of the institution’s former surface parking lots.
Although likely cold, Barnard b— a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard’s Star—could still have the potential to harbor primitive life if it has a large, hot iron/nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity. That was a conclusion announced by Villanova Astrophysicists Edward Guinan and Scott Engle at a Jan. 10 press conference.
Faculty experts from across the University analyze and comment on some of the day’s biggest news stories, from the impact of Philadelphia's soda tax to the health implications of vaping.