Villanova’s distinctive academic programs, world-class faculty, cutting-edge research and high-achieving students place the University in the national media spotlight. Below is a sampling of media highlights from July-August 2021.
A 2019 study by Villanova University sociologists Brianna Remster and Rory Kramer, for example, found that if incarcerated people were not counted as part of Pennsylvania’s District 150, which contains the prison SCI-Phoenix and Montgomery County’s jail, it would lose more than 5,000 people and likely be too small to meet federal minimum requirements for a state representative.
“What this means for C-level hiring practices is that simply hiring a female executive is not enough to reap the benefits of such an appointment,” said Corinne Post, now a professor of management at Villanova School of Business, and co-author of a report on the effect of women in the C-suite.
Cuomo accusers who invoke this law would be suing the state of New York - their employer - rather than Cuomo directly, said Ann Juliano, a Villanova University law professor.
NPR’s Here & Now (Prof. Robert Traver also had op-ed on the topic published by The Hill: Link)
Recent flooding in Germany, the United Kingdom and China has swamped subway systems and swept away homes. These environmental crises have also underscored the need for engineering and urban design solutions for natural disasters turbo-charged by climate change. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Robert Traver, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Villanova University.
The New York Times
“People never really looked at them,” said Aaron Bauer, a herpetologist at Villanova University and a co-author of the paper. Dr. Bauer first thought about reconstructing the evolutionary history of the African house gecko about a decade ago.
Clad in a white lab coat and safety glasses, Chloe deGraft-Johnson stood in the Villanova University chemistry lab last week, working with a rotary evaporator, rotovap for short. It allowed the chemistry major from Stamford, Conn., to remove liquid from her bacteria sample. She is among 130 Villanova students back on campus for summer research for the first time since the coronavirus struck.
Skyrocketing digital transformation expectations challenge companies across every industry. Consequently, CIOs face increasing demands to craft business cases that show how technology will enhance long-term competitive position. Noah Barsky is a professor in executive and graduate business programs at the Villanova University School of Business.
Allyson Levin, a communication professor at Villanova University, told USA TODAY that one of the most effective ways to get a large percentage of young people vaccinated is to make vaccination a social norm – a healthy peer pressure.
Six out of every 10 migrants appear in immigration court without a lawyer, yet are 12 times more likely to be granted relief when they have representation. Villanova law professor Michele Pistone is meeting this need—and revolutionizing the immigration legal system—with her program that trains non-lawyers to represent migrants in court.
Mark Lawrence Schrad, an associate professor of political science at Villanova University, is the author of the book Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition, available now from Oxford University Press, from which this piece is adapted.
For the first time in my career, people truly understand what nurses do and how important a profession nursing is. – Donna Havens, Dean, College of Nursing, Villanova University.
Ten people, including an Italian cardinal, will face a Vatican trial for alleged financial crimes… Massimo Faggioli, Vatican historian and Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, explains how this trial sits among Pope Francis' larger efforts for reform.
U.S. News & World Report
"There's certainly interest in Europe – in France, for example," says Edward Guinan, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Villanova University. "France is really big into UFOs. I think it's a universal thing."
And to mark this moment, we wanted to have a conversation about the party's role in the past century of Chinese history. No small feat to assess this, and we'll do the best we can. And here to help us is Andy B. Liu, a historian of China at Villanova University.
So could the Cosby ruling affect Weinstein's appeal? Probably not, said Michelle Madden Dempsey, a former Illinois prosecutor and law professor at Villanova University. "There's no interesting takeaway message from Cosby's case as it relates to either Weinstein or the #MeToo movement," Dempsey said.