Social entrepreneurship is a fairly new concept, where a startup business or entrepreneur focuses on a cause such as homelessness, food poverty, health care or the environment. As the field has expanded, so to have the similarities between nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs. That’s when professors Lauren Miltenberger, PhD (Public Administration) and James Klinger, PhD (Business), decided to get together and co-teach a course on this burgeoning topic, “Creating Social Impact,” which intersects the disciplines of their respective work.
“Where a woman lives should not determine if she lives,” says Leslie Manuso, PhD, RN, FAAN, in the new Villanova student-produced documentary “Carrying Tomorrow.” Dr. Manuso is president and CEO of Jhpiego, an international, nonprofit health organization dedicated to improving the health of women and families by implementing programs and partnerships in places like Dangila Hospital in Ethiopia. Villanova student filmmakers learned about the Dangila Hospital and Jhpeigo partnership—as well as the dangerously high maternal mortality rates in the region—after traveling to Ethiopia as part of Villanova’s Social Justice Documentary course in fall 2018. “Carrying Tomorrow” premieres April 26, 2019 at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia at 6:30 p.m. read more
New research findings from Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing show that premature children who grow up in poor and extremely stressful environments are prone to developmental delays and learning disabilities. read more
Five students in Villanova University’s Master of Public Administration program formed the winning team in the global 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. Villanova served as one of 11 host sites for the international event, which focused on issues surrounding forced migration read more
Georgia Papaefthymiou, PhD, professor of Physics at Villanova University, has been awarded a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar grant by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to teach and conduct research in Greece. She will be at the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR-Demokritos) in Aghia Paraskevi, Greece from September 2019 to January 2020. read more
Villanova Theatre will present The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular play, on stage April 2-14, directed by Theatre Department Chairperson Valerie Joyce. read more
Villanova University has been named an official college partner of Philadelphia Futures, becoming the organization’s 12th and newest member. Through this partnership, starting this fall with a cohort of three Philadelphia Futures students each year will receive a full scholarship to attend Villanova—including tuition, room and board, books and fees—growing to a total of 12 students enrolled at the University annually. read more
Villanova University will host the 10th annual Spotlight on Leadership program, featuring the founder of the ‘me too.’ movement and civil rights activist, Tarana Burke. The Spotlight on Leadership series, presented by the University’s Office of Student Involvement, seeks to prepare students to become ethical leaders and create positive change. The event will take place on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Villanova Room at the Connelly Center on the University’s campus. read more