Villanova University has received a $1 million grant from the Connelly Foundation to support our Center for Irish Studies. Villanova’s current Irish Studies Program, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is one of the oldest programs of its kind and provides students with diverse academic and cultural experiences that connect to the University’s Irish Augustinian Catholic heritage. The elevation of this program to a Center for Irish Studies will allow the University to offer additional academic programs and increase opportunities for its study abroad and exchange programs.
“I am incredibly grateful to the Connelly Foundation for this generous gift that will greatly enhance the academic and experiential opportunities for students, faculty and scholars in Irish Studies,” said the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova University President. “As an institution founded to educate Irish immigrants, it is particularly fitting that Villanova has a dedicated Center for Irish Studies that honors our rich heritage.”
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