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.
A new one-credit offering to teach students the basics of drones and how to fly them. The course will provide valuable experience as students prepare research projects and their professional careers.
Villanova University’s Department of Geography and the Environment Receives More Than $1.1 Million in Grants from NOAA, NSF
Faculty from Villanova University’s Department of Geography and the Environment were recently awarded four grants totaling more than $1.1 million. Three grants were received from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and one from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
A stained glass window memorial in Villanova University’s Corr Hall Chapel, installed in Nov. 2006, offers a loving tribute to those who died in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001—including 15 Villanova alumni. The window’s left pane depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Orate (prayer) position. The right panel shows the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and the field near Shanksville, Pa., the sites where the hijacked planes crashed.
The air we breathe is made up primarily of oxygen and nitrogen, both of which are widely recognized as having a variety of essential uses ranging from medical purposes and steel production to preserving food and supporting plant processes. Argon is air’s third most abundant component, making up about 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Political Science Professor’s New Book Smashes Stereotypes About Prohibition as an American-Only Phenomenon
Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD, associate professor of Political Science, offers an international history of alcohol prohibition—redefining it as a progressive, global, pro-justice movement that affected virtually every significant world leader from the 18th through the early 20th centuries.
Three Villanova Interns Contributing Behind the Scenes for NBC Sports’ Coverage of the Olympic Games
While you are watching the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on your TV or streaming it on your favorite device, there’s a good chance a Villanova student is playing a role behind the scenes.
After a year of most in-person student research being placed on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic—or students and faculty having to collaborate over Zoom—many labs are back open as in-person research has resumed.
A longstanding tradition continues this week when the latest chapter of Villanova's incredible Olympic story begins in Tokyo, Japan. Three former Wildcats will represent their countries in the Olympics – triathlete Summer Rappaport (United States) along with track & field athletes Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Ireland) and Patrick Tiernan (Australia). In addition, Villanova men's basketball head coach Jay Wright is an assistant coach for Team USA. Tiernan will be competing in his second straight Olympics while the other three Villanovans are each Olympians for the first time.
In fall 2016, with the input of industry leaders, engineering alumni, faculty and students, Villanova University’s College of Engineering launched Career Compass, a required, credit-bearing professional development program for undergraduates.