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  • Genetics Through the Looking Glass: How One Biology Professor Weaves Together Science and Storytelling

    Genetics Through the Looking Glass: How One Biology Professor Weaves Together Science and Storytelling

    University required science courses: some students may view them as an opportunity to flex their analytical prowess, while for others, simply uttering the word “lab ” may cause distress. Christina Winterton, PhD, assistant teaching professor of Biology, understands this better than most. And her Mendel Science Experience course, Heredity & Human Affairs, adds a welcome flair to the study of genetics.

  • 25 Years Later, Harry Potter Still Enchants Villanova Students

    25 Years Later, Harry Potter Still Enchants Villanova Students

    The magic of Harry Potter first flew in (on broomstick, of course) to homes everywhere nearly 25 years ago. Debuting in 1996 with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (retitled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for American publication in 1997) J. K. Rowling’s fantastical world of witches and wizards both captivated and enticed readers of all ages, assimilating itself into every facet of popular culture.

  • Neuroscience of Sleep Course Investigates the Impact of Sleep

    Neuroscience of Sleep Course Investigates the Impact of Sleep

    Less than 10 percent of college students get eight hours of sleep per night. Healthy sleep schedules are a huge concern for college students. So, Irene Kan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, created the course, “Neuroscience of Sleep,” to delve into the many facets of sleep and how it impacts our behaviors.

  • Villanova Nursing Professor Publishes Recommendations to Raise Awareness of Lifelong Risks for Individuals Born Premature

    Villanova Nursing Professor Publishes Recommendations to Raise Awareness of Lifelong Risks for Individuals Born Premature

    November is Prematurity Awareness Month and November 17th is celebrated as Prematurity Awareness Day. In the United States, one in ten babies are born preterm, defined as being born before 37 weeks. Many of them will go on to receive medical care and assistance throughout their lives without ever being asked if they were born preterm.

  • Villanova to Officially Attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference for the First Time

    Villanova to Officially Attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference for the First Time

    Attendance at COP conferences are limited to official representatives of the UN countries and observers from non-governmental organizations, including colleges and universities, and businesses. For the first time, Villanova applied to be an observer this year and has been tentatively approved. A full approval will take place during the COP26 meetings.