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Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

Villanova recently hosted an ‘idea hackathon,’ bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students from across the University’s schools and colleges to examine poverty as a global epidemic and develop design solutions for tackling the issue using blockchain technology. Student projects explored a range of ideas, from solutions to feed the poor to building credit and streamlining government programs.

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  • Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library Partners with Radnor Historical Society

    Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library Partners with Radnor Historical Society

    Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library has partnered with the Radnor Historical Society to digitize historical newspapers from the Wayne Weekly Signal, as well as other early Main Line publications. This digitization partnership will preserve and make public these historical newspapers. read more

  • Villanova University Announces Launch of New Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training Program for Immigrant Advocates

    Villanova University Announces Launch of New Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training Program for Immigrant Advocates

    Villanova University has announced the launch of a new online program to educate and train individuals to advocate for and serve migrants and refugees. This program—Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA)—will cover migration from an interdisciplinary perspective, preparing advocates to provide support, including legal assistance, to migrants and refugees. read more

  • Villanova School of Business (VSB) Introduces the New Victoria and Justin Gmelich ’90 VSB Lab for Financial Markets

    Villanova School of Business (VSB) Introduces the New Victoria and Justin Gmelich ’90 VSB Lab for Financial Markets

    The Villanova School of Business (VSB) has announced the new Victoria and Justin Gmelich ’90 Lab for Financial Markets, a state-of-the art facility where students and faculty can study and research in an environment parallel to a Wall Street trading floor with greater exposure to real estate, analytics, management information systems and other fields. read more

  • Villanova University Launches Veterans History Project

    Villanova University Launches Veterans History Project

    Villanova University has announced the launch of a new Villanova Veterans History Project that will honor and share the stories of Villanova’s living veterans, as well as Villanovans killed in service. A collaboration between the University’s Office of Veterans and Military Members and Falvey Memorial Library’s Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Department, the project seeks to capture the unique voices and stories of veterans with connections to Villanova through digital recordings. It also features an interactive memorial map that honors Villanovans who have died in service to their country. read more

  • Villanova Alumnus James C. Curvey `57 Adds to Giving Legacy of Scholarship Support with New $2.8 Million Gift

    Villanova Alumnus James C. Curvey `57 Adds to Giving Legacy of Scholarship Support with New $2.8 Million Gift

    Villanova alumnus James C. Curvey '57, has added to his giving legacy of scholarship support, committing $2.8 million to create a scholarship for students from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire to attend the University, and provide essential programmatic support for donor-endowed scholarship programs. With this gift, he has increased his lifetime contributions to his alma mater to more than $11 million. Two decades ago, a gift from Curvey created a scholarship program for students from his hometown of Mahanoy City, Pa. to attend Villanova University. read more

  • Heiress, Political Prisoner, Reformer, Refugee: Villanova Dean’s New Book Chronicles Russian Countess’s Extraordinary Life

    Heiress, Political Prisoner, Reformer, Refugee: Villanova Dean’s New Book Chronicles Russian Countess’s Extraordinary Life

    Countess Sofia Panina was one of the most remarkable women of the generation that made the Russian Revolution, and now her life story has finally been fully told. In Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of Revolutionary Russia (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019), the first-ever biography of Panina, Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, Dean of Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, brings her subject vividly to life. read more

  • Climate Change is a Direct Threat to Older Adults, Says Villanova Nursing Researcher in New Article

    Climate Change is a Direct Threat to Older Adults, Says Villanova Nursing Researcher in New Article

    Climate change will impact the health of all populations, but for older adults there are unique vulnerabilities, such as normal physiological changes of aging, comorbidities, cognitive impairment, and mobility limitations. Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, MSN, FANN and director of the Center for Global Health at Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, is the lead author of an article “Addressing the Health Risks of Climate Change in Older Adults,” published in the November issue of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. read more

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