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Engineering Professor Dr. Virginia Smith's TEDxVillanovaU talk, Shifting the Flood Paradigm, Being Showcased on TED.com
Dr. Virginia’s Smith TEDxVillanovaU talk is being showcased on TED.com, placing it on an international stage. Her captivating talk presents why water resource planning is fundamental for a more sustainable world, how her cutting edge research is addressing growing global flood crises, and what you can do to help shift the flood paradigm.
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The oldest alumni honor conferred by the University, the Loyalty Award was instituted in 1932 and is presented annually to alumni who have rendered distinguished service to the University. Recipients for the Loyalty Award are selected by a vote of previous award winners. Pacitti will receive the award at an October 23 ceremony during Villanova’s Homecoming Weekend.
Villanova University Announces Plans for Major Transformation of its College of Engineering, Providing Expanded Space for Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching Facilities
This major space expansion reflects a bold 21st-century vision for the College that will dramatically transform the facility, strengthening one of the University’s key STEM spaces and furthering Villanova’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching and learning.
Villanova University Receives $13 Million Gift from Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 and Barbara Widger to Enhance the Law School’s Efforts in Preparing Future Leaders in the Legal Profession and Beyond
The gift also provides support for advancing faculty research, student scholarships and initiatives at the intersection of law and business. In 2016, the Law School was named for Mr. Widger in recognition of a transformative $25 million leadership gift to the school; with this gift, the Widger family’s lifetime giving to the University increases to more than $43 million.
Villanova University Hosts Inaugural Anti-Poverty Symposium “Caritas in Action: Root Causes, Solutions and Restoring Dignity”
Over the past year and a half, a spotlight has been on the age-old problem of poverty and inequality with the global pandemic exacerbating disparities. Villanova University’s Inaugural Anti-Poverty Symposium “Caritas in Action: Root Causes, Solutions and Restoring Dignity” on Oct. 22 will bring together thought leaders and advocates to explore the cause and effect of poverty and inequality.
Dr. Ellen Mosley-Thompson, PhD, the Distinguished University Professor in Geography (Atmospheric Science) and Senior Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson, PhD, the Distinguished University Professor at the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University, are the 50th and 51st recipients of the Mendel Medal.
Spotlight on Scholarship: A Look at Faculty Scholarship Focused on Indigenous Peoples and Native American History and Law
The second Monday of October—which in 2021 falls on Oct. 11—marks Indigenous People’s Day in the United States. At Villanova University, the work of faculty scholars across several disciplines focuses on the areas of Indigenous studies, Native American history and law.