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  • Philosophy Faculty and PhD Student Publications Illustrate Depth of Scholarship

    Philosophy Faculty and PhD Student Publications Illustrate Depth of Scholarship

    Villanova University’s Doctoral Program in Philosophy is known for its depth in research and scholarship. The program’s faculty are internationally known experts in their fields, and its students regularly present their work at conferences and symposiums around the world.

  • Master's in Software Engineering Key to a Successful Career Change

    Master's in Software Engineering Key to a Successful Career Change

    Matt Sisco ’16 MS was toiling in a tight job market and faced an important decision early in his professional career: should he continue down his current path in retail management, in which he had already worked four years, or should he head in a new direction that could provide both personal fulfillment and higher income potential? In the end, he chose to invest in a master’s degree at Villanova University that launched his new career.

  • Writing Jefferson’s Daughters: A Work of Passion, Persistence, Collaboration and Conviction

    Writing Jefferson’s Daughters: A Work of Passion, Persistence, Collaboration and Conviction

    Villanova University Associate Professor of History Catherine Kerrison’s, PhD, new book, Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America, explores enduring issues of race and gender through the stories of Thomas Jefferson’s daughters’ divergent life experiences.

  • New Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Fills Urgent Need in Healthcare Industry

    New Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Fills Urgent Need in Healthcare Industry

    As with many complex socio-technical fields, the healthcare industry is turning to the field of computing sciences for solutions, and Villanova University, a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Academic Affiliate, is at the forefront of a growing health informatics specialization to enable healthcare reform.

  • Using Statistics to Fight Undiagnosed Disease

    Using Statistics to Fight Undiagnosed Disease

    Half of the more than 7,000 rare diseases we know of today are initially misdiagnosed. As U.S. Lead of Predictive Analytics at IQVIA, it’s Villanova alumna Nadea Leavitt's job to correct those mistakes.

  • CLAS Graduate Alumni Medallion Recipient Is Pioneer for Women in Leadership in Manufacturing

    CLAS Graduate Alumni Medallion Recipient Is Pioneer for Women in Leadership in Manufacturing

    Sue Franz ’89 PhD, has been advocating for women in leadership in manufacturing throughout her successful career. In recognition of that, Dr. Franz was awarded the 2017 Graduate Alumni Medallion by Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. While Dr. Franz could not participate in the Alumni Medallion celebration on October 4 because of a prior speaking engagement, she was able to attend another special event this fall at her alma mater.

  • Igniting Change: A Scientist Learns Skepticism in School, Now He’s Using it to Treat Cancer

    Igniting Change: A Scientist Learns Skepticism in School, Now He’s Using it to Treat Cancer

    Alex Reif has served as a Senior Scientist for the past five of his eight years at GlaxoSmithKline — a career he began while obtaining his Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Villanova University in 2010. “I felt connected to the department, faculty and campus,” he says of his choice to continue his education after receiving his undergraduate degree from Villanova.

  • Counseling Faculty Member Earns American Psychological Foundation Early Career Award

    Counseling Faculty Member Earns American Psychological Foundation Early Career Award

    Villanova University Associate Professor Rayna D. Markin, PhD, won the 2017 American Psychological Foundation Early Career Award for Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) for her groundbreaking work on the psychological experience of pregnancy and of pregnancy loss.

  • Villanova Biology Professor Part of International Research Team to Complete First Global Review and Map of Every Vertebrate on Earth

    Villanova Biology Professor Part of International Research Team to Complete First Global Review and Map of Every Vertebrate on Earth

    The Office of Graduate Studies in Villanova Villanova University Professor of Biology Aaron Bauer, PhD, was part of an international team of scientists that completed the ‘atlas of life’—the first global review and map of every vertebrate on Earth. Led by researchers at the University of Oxford and Tel Aviv University, the 39 scientists produced a catalogue and atlas of the world’s reptiles. By linking this atlas with existing maps for birds, mammals and amphibians, the team have found many new areas where conservation action is vital.

  • Summer Fellowships Support Critical Graduate Student Research

    Summer Fellowships Support Critical Graduate Student Research

    The Office of Graduate Studies in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is investing in some of its top graduate students, offering a $3,000 Graduate Summer Research Fellowship to each of 26 students from a variety of academic disciplines to engage in research critical to their academic journeys.

  • Playwright Takes Risk with Thesis, Earns Selection to Acclaimed New York Musical Festival

    Playwright Takes Risk with Thesis, Earns Selection to Acclaimed New York Musical Festival

    Some ideas come to us with a rush, only to fade into the background as more pressing concerns keep our latent successes simmering in the depths of our gray matter. Sometimes, though, we find a spark – that moment that ignites our passion and lays out a path to bring our idea to life. For Villanova alumnus Christopher Dayett ’16 MA, whose new work, Dorian Gray the Musical, won selection to New York Musical Festival July 12-14, that spark began with Villanova Professor of Theatre Michael Hollinger’s playwriting class.

  • Persistence, Passion and Community: An Educator’s Unique Path to His Master’s Degree

    Persistence, Passion and Community: An Educator’s Unique Path to His Master’s Degree

    Do you remember Green Fruit Loop? She is the green anole, a lizard native to the Southeastern U.S., that Villanova Master’s student and elementary school teacher Mark Eastburn ’17 MS helped rescue from an organic salad container shipped from Florida to Princeton, N.J., where he teaches. The story made national news last winter when Eastburn made a home for the lizard in his classroom. We are happy to report that while their journeys have not been easy, Eastburn and Green Fruit Loop are both thriving!

  • Dean of Graduate Studies Wins Award for Best Public Management Research Article

    Dean of Graduate Studies Wins Award for Best Public Management Research Article

    Study Challenges Perception that Political Alignment Leads to Greater Discretion for Government Officials 

  • “Superbug” Fighter to Speak at College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Convocation

    “Superbug” Fighter to Speak at College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Convocation

    Chemistry Professor Kevin Minbiole’s research into infection control has won international and University-wide acclaim