Villanova University Philosophy Professor Justin Humphreys, PhD, Explores the Hidden History of the Mind in New Book
Villanova University Philosophy Professor Justin Humphreys, PhD, explores the concept of imagination from its origins in ancient Greek philosophy to today In his new book, The Invention of Imagination: Aristotle, Geometry and the Theory of the Psyche.
Villanova’s Center for Irish Studies Co-Hosts Second Biennial Princess Grace Irish Library Symposium in Monaco
Villanova University’s Center for Irish Studies, in partnership with the Princess Grace Irish Library of Monaco and the Philadelphia Kelly House, recently hosted scholars, writers and artists from Ireland and the diaspora for their second biennial symposium, held in Monaco.
Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently honored five alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions and demonstrated service and dedication to their communities and to the University.
Villanova Italian Professor Examines the Legacy of World-Renowned Chocolatier Michele Ferrero in New Book
Luca Cottini, PhD, associate professor of Italian Studies, peels back the curtain on the life, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of Italian innovator Michele Ferrero in new book, "Il fabbricante di cioccolato. Nel mondo di Michele Ferrero" ("The Chocolate Maker. Inside the World of Michele Ferrero").
Astrophysics and Planetary Science Professor Andrej Prša, PhD, Receives $597,089 Grant from National Science Foundation
Andrej Prša, PhD, professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, has been named principal investigator on a three-year, $597,089 National Sciences Foundation grant for his research project, "Peanuts in Space: Solving the Thermodynamical Conundrum in Contact Binary Stars."
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology Ken Sun, PhD, won the 2023 Outstanding Publication Award by the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Aging and the Life Course for his first book, "Time and Migration: How Long-Term Taiwanese Migrants Negotiate Later Life" (2021).
Every year the students in Villanova University’s Social Justice Documentary filmmaking course produce films that bring attention to crucial social issues, often earning local and national awards. In May 2023, three new documentaries premiere on campus, telling stories of resilience, women’s empowerment and advocacy.
Political Science Professor’s New Book Reconsiders the Legacies of Colonialism, Slavery and Abolition in the Global South
Olukunle Owolabi, PhD, associate professor of Political Science and Global Interdisciplinary Studies and director of the Africana Studies program, explores the divergent legacies of forced settlement and colonial occupation in the Black Atlantic world in his new book, Ruling Emancipated Slaves and Indigenous Subjects.
Villanova Theology Professor Explores Bob Dylan's Musical Legacy Through Kierkegaardian Philosophy in New Book
In "Bob Dylan and the Spheres of Existence," Christopher B. Barnett, DPhil, professor of Theology and Religious Studies, examines the influence of Dylan’s work through the lens of Danish Philosopher and Theologian Søren Kierkegaard.
Sociology and Criminology Professor’s New Book Studies the Multifaceted Identities of Rising Black Professionals
Rory Kramer, PhD, associate professor of Sociology and Criminology at Villanova University delves into the intraracial diversity among Black students at America’s prestigious colleges and universities in his co-authored book, "Young, Gifted and Diverse: Origins of the New Black Elite."
Theology and Religious Studies Professor’s New Book Explores Unexpected Worship of Jesus in Northern India
In Between Hindu and Christian: Khrist Bhaktas, Catholics, and the Negotiation of Devotion in Banaras (Oxford University Press, 2023), Kerry P. C. San Chirico, PhD, associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, explores the unexpected rise of worshippers who blur the lines between Christianity and Hinduism.
Villanova University’s Ethics Program presents Cristina Martinez with the 2023 Praxis Award. Given annually since 2007, the Praxis award recognizes a professional or academic who exemplifies the highest ethical ideals of their profession or who has contributed to professional ethics scholarship.
Villanova University’s 32nd Annual Gender and Women’s Studies Conference Welcomes New York University’s Emma Heaney, PhD
Emma Heaney, PhD, associate director and clinical assistant professor in the XE Program in Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement at New York University, present the keynote address “Literature Against Cisness,” at Villanova's 2023 Gender and Women’s Studies Student Research Conference.
Villanova University selected Mary O'Donoghue, an award-winning Irish poet, fiction writer, editor and translator as the 2023 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the spring semester.
For a quarter of a century the Villanova University Literary Festival has brought prize-winning poets, novelists and playwrights to campus. This year, the college will welcome accomplished authors from Ireland, Nepal, and the United States.