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Villanova University to Break Ground on New Performing Arts Center

Villanova University to Break Ground on New Performing Arts Center

Villanova University celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 25 for a new Performing Arts Center that will unite the University’s artistic community under one roof, enriching Villanova’s campus and enhancing educational opportunities across disciplines. The $60 million project will be funded entirely through philanthropic support. The project has been bolstered by six gifts of $1 million or more, including two gifts of $20 million.

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    Villanova University Presents 2018 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics to Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalists Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman

    The Villanova University Ethics Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences named Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman the recipients of the 2018 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics. Since its inaugural year in 2007, the Praxis Award honors and celebrates the contributions of a professional or academic in ethics. This year’s award will be presented at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4 in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center. read more

  • Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives $5 Million Commitment from Dee ’86 and Nick Adams

    Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives $5 Million Commitment from Dee ’86 and Nick Adams

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  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Dean Alexander elected to the AALS Executive Committee

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    Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, was recently elected to join the Executive Committee of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for a three-year term. read more

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