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Villanova Biology Students Are Uncovering Genetic Factors That Can Lead to Cancer

In a Biology laboratory in Mendel Science Center, tanks of iridescent zebrafish line the walls. They are not only beautiful to look at, but also model organisms for studies of vertebrate development and gene function. Villanova students working with Angela DiBenedetto, PhD, associate professor, Biology, use these fish to examine specific genetic factors that can contribute to the risk of developing diseases like cancer.  More...

Jack Swick

Philosophy Major Jack Swick '20 Treks and Theorizes in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal while juggling five college courses is not your typical study abroad experience. But with his interest in Asian religions and schools of thought and practices, it was exactly what Philosophy major Jack Swick ’20 CLAS had in mind.  More...

Villanova Computer Science Students and Faculty Mentor Philadelphia Seventh and Eighth Graders


Villanova Computer Science Students and Faculty Mentor Philadelphia Seventh and Eighth Graders

Every spring a group of Villanova University Computer Science students and faculty climb into a Villanova University van loaded with refurbished laptop computers. The group’s destination is the Julia de Burgos Elementary School in North Philadelphia. More..

 

Giannina Guzman


Giannina Guzman ’19 Combines Passions for Astronomy, Communication

Giannina Guzman ’19 CLAS knows the expansive educational opportunities there are in the astronomy lab. She’s spent hours digitizing archival data from the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics—data that could contribute to NASA’s Kepler and K2 collections of stars known as eclipsing binariese.  More...