Faculty have spent months hard at work, collaborating with partners across campus, to design and adapt courses to engage students through a variety of delivery methods, including in-person, hybrid, and various online formats.
Team of Mechanical Engineers Turns to Eggs to Model Concussion and to Better Understand Sudden Impact Brain Injuries
A team of mechanical engineering researchers from Villanova University College of Engineering and Pennsylvania State University have published new research findings that shed light on what specifically happens to the brain of a patient who experiences traumatic brain injury, and provides a new perspective on the response of a membrane-bound soft object to sudden external impacts, helping to better understand flow physics of head injury.
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New Book by Theology Professor Massimo Faggioli Provides First In-depth Exploration of Joe Biden’s Catholicism in the Context of American Politics
A new book by Massimo Faggioli, PhD, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, offers the first in-depth exploration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Catholicism in the context of American politics. Titled Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States and published by Bayard, Inc., the book is set for release on January 20, 2021.
Playwright and Writer Hannah Khalil named 2021 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University
Villanova University has selected award-winning Palestinian Irish playwright and dramatist Hannah Khalil as the 2021 Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Chair of Irish Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the spring 2021 semester. The visiting writer-in-residence program offers Irish Studies students the enriching experience of a close classroom experience with one of Ireland’s finest authors.
Justin G. Gmelich Named Chair of Villanova University Board of Trustees; Beth Mazzeo Elected Vice Chair
Villanova University announced that its Board of Trustees has elected Justin G. Gmelich, Partner and Head of Global Markets at King Street Capital Management, as its chairperson. Gmelich succeeds Joseph V. Topper, Jr., who served as chair of the Board of Trustees since 2017.
Book by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Adele Lindenmeyr Recognized by National Endowment for the Humanities
Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of Revolutionary Russia (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019), by Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, Dean of Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships Open Book Award.
Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Chengyu Li's research on “Odor-Guided Flapping Flight: Novel Fluid Dynamic Mechanisms of Insect Navigation” has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant for $500,000. Since 2017, eight Villanova faculty members have now received NSF CAREER Awards.
Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law Receives $15 million gift from The John F. Scarpa Foundation
Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced a $15 million gift from the John F. Scarpa Foundation to further elevate the Charles Widger School of Law as a leader in entrepreneurship and law, in addition to strengthening entrepreneurial expertise, innovative thinking and collaboration across the University. In recognition of Scarpa’s lifetime giving of more than $20 million to Villanova, the Law School building will be named John F. Scarpa Hall.
Villanova University Social Justice Documentary Follows Philadelphia Veterans' Experiences, Transition to Civilian Life
A new documentary produced by Villanova University students, focuses on three veterans from Philadelphia and their transition from service to civilian life. The film aspires to educate civilians about what it means to be a veteran, while shining a light on the complex issues many veterans face. "Warrior Class" will debut virtually on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, at 7 p.m.
“In Philadelphia, you've got squirrels. In Galapagos, you have sea lions,” said Deena Weisberg, PhD, assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her recent research efforts include the study of Galapagos sea lions and their reactivity to human disturbance on beaches. The study is forthcoming in the journal, Wildlife Biology.