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 of Biology, are using them to examine specific genetic factors that can add to the risk of developing diseases like cancer.
Villanova University will celebrate Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) from Sunday, November 11 through Saturday, November 17. HHAW originated at Villanova University in 1975 under the guidance of the late Father Ray Jackson, OSA, an Augustinian priest whose legacy also includes co-founding the University’s Center for Peace and Justice Education. read more
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced the results of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for grants taking place in 2018-2019, with 30 current Villanova University students and alumni recognized by the program and 15 receiving Fulbright U.S. Student Grants. A sixteenth Villanovan, Matthew Zarenkiewicz (‘17 CLAS), has now been named the recipient of the prestigious grant. This year marks the largest single-year number of Fulbright awards in the University’s history. read more
The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has recognized Villanova University with a Grand Award in the Society's 2018 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given to Villanova in the Urban University Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance. read more
Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s (SOPA) Fall Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary at Villanova University from November 2-4, 2018. The annual event will feature 6,000 volunteers to encourage and support 1,200 athletes and 400 coaches in six sports: bocce, long distance running/walking, powerlifting, roller skating, soccer and volleyball. Events will take place on Villanova’s campus, Marple Sports Arena and The Shipley School. read more
William Desmond, PhD, the David R. Cook Chair in Philosophy at Villanova University, was awarded the J.N. Findlay Award for Best Books in Metaphysics, 2016-2017 by The Metaphysical Society of America for his book The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity among Religion, Art, Philosophy and Politics (Columbia University Press, 2016). read more
Villanova Theatre is proud to present the timeless musical comedy She Loves Me, written by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret) with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof). Directed by Barrymore Award winner and Philadelphia favorite Matthew Decker, this Golden Age musical stands the test of time with its clever plotline and witty, melodic score. read more
An international team of researchers led by two Villanova University biologists has found that climate change is dramatically altering terrestrial plant communities and their ecosystems at such a rapid pace that having a stable baseline from which to conduct experiments is becoming increasingly difficult. read more