Coffee and True Crime: Murderino Course Connects America’s obsession with Murder and Justice with Gender and Performance
During the COVID-19-induced quarantine, many have found themselves glued to their phones and televisions, absorbing as much “true crime” news and programming as possible. Bess Rowen, PhD, a faculty member in both Theatre and Gender and Women’s Studies, is not immune to the craze.
Faculty spent the last several months hard at work, collaborating with partners across campus, to design and adapt courses to engage students in a fall semester that includes in-person, hybrid, and various online course formats. While the events of this past spring necessitated a quick shift to online delivery, all academic courses for this semester were thoughtfully developed with a specific modality in mind.
Environmental Sciences major Hannah Darensbourg ’22 CLAS wasn’t about to let COVID-19 stand in the way of her summer research. And the work she’s managed to accomplish in challenging circumstances may shed new light on climate change, global warming and issues of equity.
Jasmine Mays takes Villanova’s CARITAS spirit the streets…literally. It started with a successful food donation drive on Juneteenth of this year, where she handed out food on the street near her North Philadelphia home. Energized by the success of that campaign, Jasmine turned her charitable eye towards the Villanova community and created the Covid Prevention Pantry.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, college and university classes across the country have been forced to move online. For Dr. Seth Matthew Fishman’s Campus Physical Environments course, there is quite a bit of irony in that. Fishman’s class is part of a series of 1-credit special topics courses designed for graduate students pursuing future careers in higher education and education leadership.
At Villanova, the University announced in March that classes would be conducted online for the remainder of the spring semester. Despite the challenges created by moving all classes online, faculty are finding creative ways to teach and connect with students during this unprecedented time. As part of an ongoing feature, we will be sharing some of these innovative teaching methods and ideas.
Villanova Professor’s New Book Examines Effects of Literary Genre on White Supremacy in the Post-emancipation US
At a time when white supremacy is front and center in US headlines, a Villanova professor is tackling the topic from a fresh perspective in a new book. Travis M. Foster, PhD, offers an important new study of popular literature’s role in refashioning and resisting white supremacy in an emergent post-emancipation climate.
Villanova Engineer Investigating Potential Blood Substitute To Help Save Soldiers and Others Who’ve Been Badly Wounded
When soldiers get shot they need blood right away but often medics on the scene don’t carry blood because it needs to be refrigerated, and it’s therefore not available on the front lines. Jacob Elmer, PhD, an associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Villanova University, is researching the potential of earthworm hemoglobin as a blood substitute.
An Environmental Science research team at Villanova University is analyzing almost every possible urban configuration in Philadelphia neighborhoods to figure out the city's air pollution problems.
Research from Deena Weisberg, PhD, and her colleagues found the type of curriculum first graders received influenced how children evaluated decisions. The study was recently published in the Journal of Cognition and Development.