Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has donated $1.25 million to the Villanova University College of Engineering to fund a summer innovation incubator program that helps propel the next generation of engineers. The donation—with $1 million going towards endowing the program and the other $250,000 towards programmatic support— represents the largest single corporate contribution the College of Engineering has ever received.
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced the naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, honoring the college’s visionary dean, who passed away in September. Villanova’s College of Nursing developed into a premier nursing program during Dr. Fitzpatrick’s tenure and was recognized repeatedly by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. read more
At a time when gender issues in the workplace are in the forefront of the mainstream news media, Katina Sawyer, PhD, assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is studying how a key aspect of workplace diversity could transform human resource strategy. read more
In summer 2018, Villanova University will launch the Engineering Entrepreneurship Summer Institute (E2SI), a seven-week program of the College of Engineering. E2SI will introduce students of all majors to entrepreneurship from a technical perspective. In the process of earning an engineering entrepreneurship minor, students will develop problem-solving and creative thinking skills that will allow them to take their ideas from paper to prototype. read more
One of Villanova University’s newest buildings, the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. The Talley Center was dedicated in October 2016. read more
Microbial fuel cells convert chemical energy to electrical energy by the action of microorganisms. As such, they have been explored as a renewable source of power, ideal for remote areas where access to electricity is limited. While fundamental research in this field began in the late 1970s, little progress has been made in moving toward practical applications. Dr. Zuyi “Jacky” Huang, Villanova University Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Biological and Environmental Systems Engineering Laboratory, has made it his mission to scale up the use of MFCs, particularly sediment microbial fuel cells. The University’s campus wetlands are serving as his living laboratory. read more
Villanova University Assistant Professor of Physics Amber Stuver, PhD, is part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team that has made the first detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. The discovery was also made by the Europe-based Virgo detector and 70 other ground and space-based observatories. The results are published in the Physical Review Letters journal. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, is among the first college presidents to sign The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge—the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. By signing onto this commitment, Villanova is pledging to take action to further cultivate a workplace and environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where students, faculty and staff feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. read more
With holiday festivities in full swing, it can be a challenge to not give in to the ever-present temptations of Christmas treats and libations. The nutritionists at Villanova College of Nursing are available to provide tips for how to enjoy the best of the holiday season without going overboard, strategies for getting back on track after a cheat day, and how to make and stick with New Year’s resolutions that will promote health and proper nutrition all year long.