With a background in coral reef science, postdoctoral fellow Tory Chase, PhD, also has a keen interest in science communication. According to him, it is a very important skill for any scientist to have.
The silver, white and gold ribbons seen shimmering above the Augustinian cemetery on Main Campus are a public remembrance of the losses mourned by members of the Villanova community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caffeine is found in products we consume every day, from coffee and tea to chocolate, energy drinks and supplements to name a few. But that extra boost of caffeine to start our day or to stay more alert can have some negative impacts on our environment.
Alex Tantum felt inspired to bring the excitement of Major League Baseball (MLB) and its players to Instagram—through their fashion, culture and personality. In late 2019, he launched an Instagram account called MLBFITS. Tantum wanted MLBFITS to appeal to a younger fanbase and to be a platform where players could express themselves through their fashion.
Villanova Global Medical Brigades Chapter Continue to Assist Central American Communities Despite the Pandemic
Many colleges and universities have chapters with Global Medical Brigades, a program to promote global health and sustainable development. They also promote sustainable volunteering, which is a more ethical approach to helping communities.
Recognized by the B+ Foundation for its Fundraising Efforts, NOVAdance Set to Host Eighth Annual Dance Marathon
For the last decade, the student-run NOVAdance event has packed the Jake Nevin Field House for a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer. But how does such a high-spirited dance marathon survive a pandemic?
Parenting can be one of the most rewarding experiences in one’s life. But it also comes with big decisions, such as vaccinating your child. While many view vaccinating children as extremely or very important, some parents may still be hesitant to vaccinate their children.
Despite pandemic, Villanova students find a way to conduct important research—and get their work published
In March 2020, Biology majors Kristen Meeh and Alexander Sansano, along with Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience major Clare Rickel, were looking forward to a summer on campus studying the role genes play in creating and producing instinctive behaviors. Then COVID-19 hit. But Biology professor Troy Shirangi, PhD, wasn't about to see their opportunity disappear. He found a way for these students to conduct important research virtually, and in Jan. 2021, a review article by Dr. Shirangi and his students was published by a leading academic journal.
Junior Villanova Business student Ethan Carpenter hopes to turn his interest and skill in sports analytics into a career in the front office of an NBA basketball team. His statistical analysis has already caught the attention of several media outlets.
Not many college students have designed their own fashion line or grown a social media following of 100K. But Villanova University sophomore communication major Ioana-Taisia Turcescu—known by her friends, family and social media followers as Yoyo—has done both.