- Pope’s emissary urges U.S. bishops to listen and unite as they ready to vote on Communion document (The Washington Post)
- McDonald's CEO Faces Tall Task In Rebuilding Trust With Black, Brown Communities (Forbes)
- Why India has repeated air pollution problems (The Associated Press)
- Supply issues expected to impact grocery stores this holiday (6ABC)
From the Pitch to the Classroom: New Course Connects History and Data Analytics to Explore the World of Soccer
Bret Myers, PhD, teaching professor in the Management and Operations department at the Villanova School of Business, and Paul Steege, PhD, associate professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, are kicking off the course, “Global Soccer from Historical and Data Analytical Perspectives,” which merges their different expertise on soccer.
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Megan Povelones, PhD, Named Co-PI on $509,154 NSF Grant to Study Effect of Pathogens on Food Crop Pollinators
Pollinators—including bees—help spread the pollen needed to fertilize about a third of the world’s food supply. Without them, food crops can’t thrive. Pollinators are critical for plant reproduction and human food security, but many pollinator species are declining due to stressors including pathogens.
Villanova University will celebrate Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) from Sunday, November 14 through Saturday, November 20 with a series of events throughout campus.
Jerusha Conner, PhD, associate professor of Education, has been named a co-principal investigator on a two-year, $884,077 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project, “Student Voice to Student Outcomes,” which will build evidence of the value of student voice practices in improving student outcomes and creating more equitable learning environments for all students.
Villanova University will host its inaugural Mother Mary Lange Lecture in Black Catholic History at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, in the Connelly Center’s Villanova Room. Erin Rowe, PhD, an associate professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and the author of Black Saints in Early Modern Global Catholicism (Cambridge University Press, 2019), will deliver a lecture titled “Black Saints in the Americas, Past and Present.”
The event, whose theme is “Let Your Colors Shine Through, Be Vibrantly You,” will welcome nearly 800 coaches, athletes and Unified Partners representing 29 Pennsylvania county programs. Participants will compete in bocce, long distance running/walking, powerlifting, soccer and volleyball.
Less than 10 percent of college students get eight hours of sleep per night. Healthy sleep schedules are a huge concern for college students. So, Irene Kan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, created the course, “Neuroscience of Sleep,” to delve into the many facets of sleep and how it impacts our behaviors.