A number of Villanova faculty members from across the University continue to shine a light on issues of homelessness—researching how homelessness affects different populations, including students, families and those previously incarcerated.
One of Villanova University’s newest buildings, the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. The Talley Center was dedicated in October 2016. read more
Microbial fuel cells convert chemical energy to electrical energy by the action of microorganisms. As such, they have been explored as a renewable source of power, ideal for remote areas where access to electricity is limited. While fundamental research in this field began in the late 1970s, little progress has been made in moving toward practical applications. Dr. Zuyi “Jacky” Huang, Villanova University Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Biological and Environmental Systems Engineering Laboratory, has made it his mission to scale up the use of MFCs, particularly sediment microbial fuel cells. The University’s campus wetlands are serving as his living laboratory. read more
Villanova University’s annual Mendel Medal Lecture, featuring Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, MD, FACP, OON, an internationally renowned oncologist, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, November 17 in the Villanova Room at the University’s Connelly Center. Dr. Olopade, the recipient of the University’s 2017 Mendel Medal, will deliver a lecture titled, “Genomic Landscape of Breast Cancer in Diverse Populations.” read more
On Thursday, Oct. 26, Villanova University will officially launch the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership. Established with a gift from Villanova alumna Anne Welsh McNulty ’75, the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute will foster women’s advancement through education, advocacy, the collaborative creation of new knowledge and community-building. Open to the public, the event will be held in the Villanova Room of The Connelly Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. read more
Villanova University Assistant Professor of Physics Amber Stuver, PhD, is part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team that has made the first detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. The discovery was also made by the Europe-based Virgo detector and 70 other ground and space-based observatories. The results are published in the Physical Review Letters journal. read more
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, is among the first college presidents to sign The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge—the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. By signing onto this commitment, Villanova is pledging to take action to further cultivate a workplace and environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where students, faculty and staff feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. read more
Villanova University has received a $5 million commitment from alumnus and University Trustee Patrick McMahon ’85, and his wife, Kristen, as part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” The McMahons’ gift, announced Oct. 12 at Hoops on the Hudson in New York City—the University’s annual event celebrating the start of the Men’s Basketball season—supports renovations to the Pavilion, which will be named Finneran Pavilion when it reopens. read more
The House GOP just passed their tax reform bill, which cuts the corporate tax rate, rates for individuals and reduces the number of tax brackets. However, the bill is coming under substantial scrutiny and the Senate is busy formulating their own plan for consideration. Villanova’s faculty experts can discuss the pros and cons of these plans and how they could impact Americans.