Lily Bui wanted to step outside her comfort zone during her freshman year of college. After bumping into someone waking up in her dorm at 4:30 a.m. to volunteer with Back on My Feet, Lily was hooked. Back on My Feet is an organization that connects volunteers with people experiencing homelessness by literally running alongside them throughout their journey toward independence.
“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.
Voter Z—scheduled to be published in April 2021—examines why Gen Z “thinks what they think,” and the events and phenomena that have shaped the generation and their political beliefs.
The virtual classroom can be a challenging learning environment for students. But Villanova professors are making extraordinary efforts to assure it’s an engaging one. Sunny Hallowell, PhD, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, looked for solutions using game theory.
Most can agree that one of the few perks of the pandemic is a much shorter commute. For Jennifer Joyce, PhD, and her “Narratives of Northern Ireland” class, going virtual means that some very special guest lecturers— the Northern Irish authors the class reads each week— are able to make it to class on-time!
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States this past March, millions of Americans shifted to remote work almost overnight. Villanova Law Associate Professor J.S. Nelson, an expert on business law and ethics, is researching workplace surveillance as the pandemic continues to change where and how people work, perhaps indefinitely.
Villanova University Alumna, Trustee and Former Rhodes Scholar Nnenna Lynch ‘93 Elected Co-President of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARS)
Villanova University alumna, trustee and former Rhodes Scholar Nnenna Lynch ’93 has been elected co-president of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARS). For the first time since the organization was founded in 1907, the AARS elected three women to fill its top leadership positions. A woman had never before served as AARS President since its founding 113 years ago. All three women are Rhodes Scholars.
Gordon Coonfield, PhD, associate professor of Communication at Villanova University, noticed memorials walking around his neighborhood that remembered those who lost their lives. As he explored Kensington, he began seeing more and more and observed the fact that some were disappearing as the neighborhood changed. This led Coonfield to start a project dedicated to documenting and studying these memorials called “Kensington Remembers.”
While the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has meant that many research labs across the country are unable to continue their work, Adam Langley, PhD, ecosystem ecologist and professor of biology at Villanova University is one of the lucky ones. Dr. Langley’s outdoor research experiment, along with his willingness to adapt to the needs of his students, has made his Global Change Ecology class an impactful experience for students— despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic.
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.