Villanova University students Lily Day and Catherine Petretti have been named 2021 Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Day and Petretti are juniors in Villanova’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and were selected from more than 1,200 institution-nominated students nationwide.
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In its first year in the competition, a team of students from Villanova, Drexel and Rutgers universities has been named a finalist in NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts—Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) program.
Villanova’s Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest Concludes Series on “Decolonizing History” with Three Notable Events
The Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University has presented a series of events this academic year examining what it might mean to “decolonize” the practice of history itself. The event series concludes with three notable events in April. The final event on April 21, “Decolonizing COVID-19,” includes a Live Q&A with Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Chair of President Biden's Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force and Associate Dean for Health Equity Research and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine.
Villanova Students Develop Innovative Solutions at First-Annual Health Hackathon Focused on COVID-19
Students from across Villanova University came together for the first annual Health Hackathon, a three-day, virtual event hosted earlier this semester by Villanova’s Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute (ICE).
Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has announced the appointment of Kathleen J. Byrnes, JD, as Vice President for Student Life, effective April 1, 2021. Byrnes succeeds the Rev. John P. Stack, OSA, who is retiring after 50 years of service to the University.
Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, of which assistant professor of Physics Joey Neilsen, PhD, is a member, has announced new findings are images reveal magnetic fields around M87 black hole.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Renews Partnership with Villanova School of Business to Offer Master of Science Degree in Church Management
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that it has renewed a unique partnership with Villanova University’s Center for Church Management to offer an innovative two-year, online Master of Science in Church Management degree designed to provide students with a high-level skill set in effective church management.
A team of psychologists from Villanova University has published research showing how various types of masks affect speech recognition in different levels of background noise. Two professors in Villanova’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences—Joseph Toscano, PhD, director of the Cognitive Science Program, and Cheyenne Toscano, PhD—have found that a speaker wearing a surgical mask over their mouth has virtually the same chance of being understood as a speaker without a mask.
Recognized by the B+ Foundation for its Fundraising Efforts, NOVAdance Set to Host Eighth Annual Dance Marathon
For the last decade, the student-run NOVAdance event has packed the Jake Nevin Field House for a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer. But how does such a high-spirited dance marathon survive a pandemic?