Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for the nation’s college and universities. Father Donohue will represent the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) for a three-year term on the ACE board. The appointment was announced in conjunction with ACE’s annual meeting June 26-27 in Washington, D.C.
Villanova University has named Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP, OON, an internationally renowned pioneer in cancer genetics as the recipient of its 2017 Mendel Medal. Established in 1928 by the Board of Trustees of Villanova, the Mendel Medal is given to outstanding contemporary scientists in recognition of their accomplishments. read more
Villanova University College of Nursing’s MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) and Villanova School of Business (VSB) are hosting a one-day interactive conference Sept. 15 that pairs evidence-based research on mindfulness and mindful eating techniques used in healthcare and clinical settings with consumer behavior research about how food policy impacts consumer food choice. read more
Villanova University is one of six colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its 2017 Models of Excellence recognition program. read more
Villanova University will officially launch the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at an Oct. 26 event on the University’s campus. 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. Highlighting the launch event is a keynote address from Anne-Marie Slaughter, PhD, JD, President and CEO of New America. read more
Villanova University has chosen Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel as its 2017-18 One Book Villanova program selection. In an era marked by deep divides and a lack of civil discourse, Acts of Faith provides a timely exploration of what it means to grow up Muslim in America and how an interfaith youth movement could be world-changing. read more
Some ideas come to us with a rush, only to fade into the background as more pressing concerns keep our latent successes simmering in the depths of our gray matter. Sometimes, though, we find a spark – that moment that ignites our passion and lays out a path to bring our idea to life. For Villanova alumnus Christopher Dayett ’16 MA, whose new work, Dorian Gray the Musical, won selection to this month’s New York Musical Festival, that spark began with Villanova Professor of Theatre Michael Hollinger’s playwriting class. read more
Villanova University Provost Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, today announced the appointment of Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion. Among Villanova’s highest academic honors, the University Professor recognizes distinguished faculty whose extraordinary scholarly achievement and accomplishment spans disciplines and crosses traditional college boundaries. Dr. Moreland will also serve as the Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy in the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. read more
Violence in Charlottesville, VA has sent shockwaves through the country after armed white supremacists touting Neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan symbolism marched to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Three fatalities resulted. Villanova faculty are available to discuss the methods and goals of both the protesters and counter-protesters, statements from President Trump, media coverage, and U.S. racial history.