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 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
For many women, new motherhood is one of the most joy-filled and exciting times of their lives. But what about the new moms who lack the familial, social and community support systems that are so necessary in ensuring physical, emotional and mental wellbeing for both mother and baby? read more
Villanova University assistant professor of Political Science Daniel Mark, PhD, has been elected chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Mark previously served as vice chairman of USCIRF, first appointed in May 2014 by then-Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and reappointed in May 2016 by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI). read more
A virtual reality CAVE facility is impacting teaching and learning at Villanova University. The technology provides viewers with an immersive experience viewing and interacting with 3D virtual-reality worlds, 3D big-data displays, and 3D models of real-world locations and objects. read more
Fake news is frequently used to describe a story which is seen as damaging to an agency, entity or person. It’s important to decipher what’s real and what’s not. Villanova’s Director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest can discuss the phenomena of fake news, as well as the rising notion of fake history.