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Villanova Faculty Research Ways to Combat Issues Related to Homelessness

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Villanova Faculty Research Ways to Combat Issues Related to Homelessness

From Nov. 11-18, Villanova University and hundreds of communities around the country will celebrate Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a national observance which originated at Villanova in 1975 under the guidance of the late Father Ray Jackson, OSA. 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.

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  • Villanova College of Nursing Alumnus Named Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

    Villanova College of Nursing Alumnus Named Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

    Patrick D. Smith, a 2016 Villanova College of Nursing alumnus and Villanova University Presidential Scholar, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. He will travel to Boston to participate in interviews with the District I Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee on November 17-18. read more

  • Faculty Research Investigates Power of Sediment Microbial Fuel Cells

    Faculty Research Investigates Power of Sediment Microbial Fuel Cells

    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

  • Dr. Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, a Pioneer in Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment of the Most Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer to Deliver Villanova’s 2017 Mendel Medal Lecture

    Dr. Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, a Pioneer in  Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment of the Most Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer  to Deliver Villanova’s 2017 Mendel Medal Lecture

    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

  • Villanova University to Launch Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership Oct. 26

    Villanova University to Launch Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership Oct. 26

    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 Astrophysicist Part of First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced from Colliding Neutron Stars

    Villanova University Astrophysicist Part of First Detection of  Gravitational Waves Produced from Colliding Neutron Stars

    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 Among First College Presidents to Sign The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge

    Villanova University President Among First College Presidents to Sign The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Pledge

    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 Receives $5 Million Commitment from Trustee Patrick McMahon

    Villanova University Receives $5 Million Commitment from Trustee Patrick McMahon

    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

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Breaking down tax reform

Breaking down tax reform

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.

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