Villanova in the Media

Media Highlights from November/December 2019

Michelle Casario, assistant professor of Economics at the Villanova School of Business, has been a go-to media source on U.S./China trade agreement.
Michelle Casario, assistant professor of Economics at the Villanova School of Business, has been a go-to media source on U.S./China trade agreement.

Villanova’s distinctive academic programs, world-class faculty, cutting-edge research and super-star students place the University in the national media spotlight. Below is a sampling of media highlights from November-December 2019.

California Companies Are Rushing to Find Female Board Members

The New York Times

In the early 1990s, Bill Entringer, then chief executive of Selective Insurance, decided he wanted Joan Lamm-Tennant — a tenured professor at Villanova University with a Ph.D. in finance — to join his board.

10 Leaders in Business, Politics and Arts Share Their Favorite Books of 2019

The Wall Street Journal

Each year we ask more than 50 leaders and luminaries from literature, business, politics and the arts to name the best books they’ve read during the year. I read “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” by Shoshana Zuboff and “Re-engineering Humanity” by Villanova University’s Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger and wished everyone would read both before the re-engineering is total.

Being Treated at Home Can Help People Save Money and Heal Faster


“This study shows better outcomes for a lower cost in addition to a better use of resources. This is promising work and more and more attention is being paid to hospital care at home,” said Melissa O’Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, FGSA, and director, Geriatric Interest Group, Villanova University, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing.

Need Help Managing The End Of The Year Stress?


It’s both an exciting time of the year with holidays approaching and a stressful time of the year with all you are trying to accomplish. By Joyce E.A. Russell, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business.

Wall Street says "meh" to Trump's "massive" China trade deal

CBS News

"While it is great news for consumers and businesses that Sunday's tariffs are not going into effect, the modest gains in the stock markets today are proof of how much uncertainty still remains even after a partial trade deal with China was reached," Michelle Casario, an associate professor at Villanova University, told CBS MoneyWatch.

Where Fox Nation's new host Kacie McDonnell grew up and 'learned to fly'

Fox News

McDonnell comes to Fox Nation from the New England Sports Network, where she covered the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox…The place that McDonnell said made one of the largest and most lasting impacts on her life was Villanova University.

Home Brewing Is Hard. Space Brewing Is Harder.

Popular Mechanics

Edward Guinan, a researcher at Villanova University, has been working with students to replicate farming in Mars-like conditions, according to Smithsonian. Turns out hops grew pretty well in faux-Martian soils.

Top sports stories of the decade

ABC News

Villanova's Kris Jenkins hits a walk-off, title-clinching 3-pointer -- Talk about one shining moment. Villanova's men's basketball team had been known for the better part of two decades as a scrappy, guard-driven team led by the always dapper Jay Wright on the bench.

Where Brands Go Wrong In Social Media Advertising


This is especially true in social media as the way the consumer interacts with advertising on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat continues to evolve. Not surprisingly, from both the advertiser point of view and the consumer point of view, misfires are all too common. By Charles R. "Ray" Taylor, the John A. Murphy Professor of Marketing at the Villanova School of Business

Mothers in prison aren't likely to see their families this Thanksgiving — or any other day

Public Radio International (PRI)

One study found that over 60% of mothers are imprisoned more than 100 miles away from their children. When prisoners are located more than 50 miles from family, visits become less frequent. When the distance exceeds 150 miles, visits, especially those involving minor children, are virtually nonexistent. By Jill McCorkel, professor of sociology and criminology at Villanova University.

Inside the new $3M finance lab at Villanova's School of Business

Philadelphia Business Journal

This fall, the Villanova School of Business debuted its relocated, expanded and tech-filled finance lab, officially called the Victoria and Justin Gmelich Lab for Financial Markets after receiving a $3 million gift from the couple.

Bombshell Impeachment Testimony Is Not Moving Republicans

U.S. News & World Report

Finally, the smoking gun was revealed, and Capitol Hill Republicans had to deliver the bad news to the president that it was all over. "The pile of evidence is so overwhelming, but … my best guess is that Republicans are not going to be moved" by the testimony, says David Barrett, a political science professor at Villanova University.

Football insiders question why Kaepernick workout is happening now

CBS This Morning

The NFL organized a workout for Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta. ... Former Green Bay Packers Vice President and Villanova University’s Andrew Brandt said the NFL felt like it had to do something.

Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan battleground

The Associated Press

An April study from two Villanova University professors illustrates this. Professors Brianna Remster and Rory Kramer counted more than 100,000 black inmates as residents of Philadelphia, where they were from, rather than in Pennsylvania prisons. Their finding: The city would have gained at least one majority-minority state legislative district.

How racial segregation exacerbates flooding in Baton Rouge

The Washington Post

The lives of Baton Rouge’s students, especially those who live in the city’s overwhelmingly African American north side, recently got more difficult and their opportunities more constrained with the secession of the city of St. George from the Parish of East Baton Rouge. William Horne is a postdoctoral fellow who researches racism and inequality at Villanova University.